The Congressional Budget Office informed House Republicans today that they will not score their 37th attempt to repeal Obamacare because it simply doesn’t blow their skirt up anymore.
Well, not exactly, but they more or less don’t have time for this nonsense.
“Unfortunately, we will not be able to [provide a cost estimate],” CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf said in a letter to House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI).
“Preparing a new estimate of the budgetary impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would take considerable time—probably several weeks—for CBO and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT), because there are hundreds of provisions in the ACA and those provisions are already in various stages of implementation. Moreover, we have just finished the time-consuming task of updating our baseline budget projections and need to finish our analysis of the President’s budgetary proposals.”
I’m sure House Republicans will provide their own fantastical score sheets and estimates for their courageous effort to repeal Obamacare, but let’s face it — nobody cares.
The crusade to repeal Obamacare is a joke.