House Speaker John Boehner took issue with preliminary analysis from the Congressional Budget Office which found that repealing Obamacare “would add about $230 billion to the federal deficit over the next ten years“:
“I do not believe that repealing the job killing health care law will increase the deficit,” Boehner told reporters Thursday. “The CBO is entitled to their opinion, but they’re locked into the constraints of the 1974 Budget Act. …If you believed that repealing Obamacare is going to raise the deficit, then you would have to have some way to offset that spending. But I don’t think anybody in this town believes that repealing Obamacare is going to increase the deficit.”
Recall that the CBO used gimmicks to score the bill as a cost-cutting measure when later studies found the Democrats’ overhaul would do exactly the opposite.
That is why we commend Majority Leader Eric Cantor for his H.R. 2, the simple measure to repeal the unpopular and lengthy legislation. Now, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s American Solutions has launched a web-site providing tips on how individuals can help repeal Obamacare, including a petition advocating repeal.