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CBO: Debt Spiral Deepening, Health Costs Soaring

beowulfe Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 2:35 PM
rgama Wrote: 1 minute ago (2:31 PM) "Death panels" have been debunked. ------------- "Eventually we do have a problem. That the population is getting older, health care costs are rising…there is this question of how we’re going to pay for the programs...So the snarky version…which I shouldn’t even say because it will get me in trouble is death panels and sales taxes is how we do this." - Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize Winning economist rgama, looks like, yet again, it is YOU that has been debunked.

Behold, the projected consequences of four more years.  Philip Klein surveys the wreckage described in the latest comprehensive budget report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (most of these estimates assume an unrealistic "baseline" in which the "doc fix" doesn't happen and various unpopular cuts to Medicare actually go into effect):