Speaking of smoke and mirrors: “Over the first 10 years, this legislation builds in gross new spending of $1.7 trillion and most of the new spending doesnt even start until 2014. Once that spending is fully phased in, the House Democratic bill rings up at more than $3 trillion over ten years. “ WHAT the heck does that mean? Could the GOP at least explain this so it makes sense?
He means, and it is clear, that for the spending authorized before 2014, the bill comes to 1.7 trillion over 10 years, after the new spending kicks in after 2014, the bill comes to 3 trillion. In other words the dems were trying to hide the actual cost.