There seems to be some confusion in this thread.
The CBO does not make suggestions. The CBO takes a request that some member of Congress makes, like ‘hey, find out how much money we would save/spend if we all wore fruit on our heads’ and they do the math on it.
So, in this case, some Congresscritter has asked the CBO to research what can be saved by cutting into military benefits. The correct target of your ire is that critter, not the CBO. They’re just nerds with calculators.
posted on 11/20/2012 5:15:04 AM PST
Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, in his role as chairman of the House Budget Committee, requested the report.
Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, embraced this idea last year in a letter to the Joint Select Committee on Debt Reduction...
posted on 11/20/2012 5:21:44 AM PST
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