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CBO crumbles under health workload
Politico ^ | ERIKA LOVLEY | 3/17/10 | ERIKA LOVLEY

Posted on 03/17/2010 1:50:24 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf told House Appropriations Legislative subcommittee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) that his staff has been working “100-hour weeks” and cannot keep up with the budgetary and economic impact queries lawmakers have about health care.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; aarrgghhmyeyes; cbo; congress; deemocrats; democrats; elmendorf; elmendorfgoesfishing; healthcare; obama; obamacare; politics; portraitphotoporno
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Wasserman-Schultz (US soldiers are not "real victims" of hate crimes) should have a special place in Hell. It seems unwise to attack a govt. agency that is working 100 hour weeks to provide what she wants.
1 posted on 03/17/2010 1:50:24 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

I would suggest the CBO should just quit now while they are behind.


2 posted on 03/17/2010 1:54:37 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
On the one hand, I have no sympathy. In the private sector I have had to work 100+ hour weeks. No fun. On the other hand, I think the CBO should resort to 40 hour weeks for its workers. This would slow down the march to socialism and hopefully bring congress to a grinding halt for a while.

Know your bottlenecks.

3 posted on 03/17/2010 1:56:19 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Cloward-Piven at work. Overwhelm the system so it collapses.


4 posted on 03/17/2010 1:56:28 PM PDT by Zeddicus
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To: SE Mom; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

I was just saying “the overworked CBO”.....

(I hate that Wasserman-Shulttz).


5 posted on 03/17/2010 1:57:48 PM PDT by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

A lady so sweet they named a syphilis test after her...

6 posted on 03/17/2010 1:57:57 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
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"We'll FIST the American people!"
7 posted on 03/17/2010 1:59:18 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

If I were the CBO, I would just throw up my hands, and in response to every question about “how much will it cost?” Just answer: “A Gazillion. Whatever you want, it will cost a Gazillion dollars.”


8 posted on 03/17/2010 2:01:15 PM PDT by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

are those guys’ estimates ever even close anyhow?


9 posted on 03/17/2010 2:02:05 PM PDT by MNDude (The Republican Congress Economy--1995-2007)
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To: mlocher
On the other hand, I think the CBO should resort to 40 hour weeks for its workers. This would slow down the march to socialism and hopefully bring congress to a grinding halt for a while.

The Dems would probably replace the CBO with people who would give them the numbers they wanted, faster.

10 posted on 03/17/2010 2:02:07 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Pat Caddell: Democrats are drinking kool-aid in a political Jonestown)
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To: onyx

Ma’am you posting a live thread for the Obama appearence on Fox tonight?


11 posted on 03/17/2010 2:03:45 PM PDT by Dog
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Well all they have to do is punch it into the computer and let the printer spit out, right? What’s the big deal? This HAS to be done by Sat.


12 posted on 03/17/2010 2:03:53 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Question: Can around 25-30% moonbat base really steal the country from us and hold it?)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Debbie, I think you’d look better in a Mohawk.


13 posted on 03/17/2010 2:04:02 PM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, we have a warrant for your arrest...put your hands behind your back.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

CBO are perhaps the only government bureaucrats I feel sorry for. No human being could keep up with that spending.


14 posted on 03/17/2010 2:04:10 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: MNDude
are those guys’ estimates ever even close anyhow?

Not on big government programs. In addition, Dems have framed the analysis in a way that will make obamacare look better.

15 posted on 03/17/2010 2:04:40 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Pat Caddell: Democrats are drinking kool-aid in a political Jonestown)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf told House Appropriations Legislative subcommittee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) that his staff has been working “100-hour weeks” and cannot keep up with the budgetary and economic impact queries lawmakers have about health care.

The CBO Director also said “we have yet to find any calculators that can handle the number of digits required to score these pigs, er, bills. Even the one HP Scientific Calculator we borrowed from NASA melts down when Pelosi gets her redistributive freak on. It seems we may have to forgo citing real numbers and use terms like “a butt load plus”, “you really don't want to know”, and “this makes Greece look like Dave Ramsey”."

16 posted on 03/17/2010 2:05:04 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Gabrial

HA!!


17 posted on 03/17/2010 2:06:40 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Gabrial
The CBO Director also said “we have yet to find any calculators that can handle the number of digits required to score these pigs, er, bills. Even the one HP Scientific Calculator we borrowed from NASA melts down when Pelosi gets her redistributive freak on. It seems we may have to forgo citing real numbers and use terms like “a butt load plus”, “you really don't want to know”, and “this makes Greece look like Dave Ramsey”."

LOL. And this is just the leftist camel's nose into the tent. Up in AF1, I'll bet Obama told Kucinich, "This is the way to the single payer progressive paradise."

18 posted on 03/17/2010 2:10:04 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Pat Caddell: Democrats are drinking kool-aid in a political Jonestown)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Trying to make 1+1=3 is very hard work.


19 posted on 03/17/2010 2:11:30 PM PDT by F. dAnconia (We say: "It is, therefore, I want it. They say: "I want it, therefore it is")
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

“LOL.”

[Elvis accent on]

Thank you! Thank you!

[Elvis accent off]


20 posted on 03/17/2010 2:13:36 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Dog

I guess I could, my gallant Sir,....Let me find a nice link. :)


21 posted on 03/17/2010 2:13:48 PM PDT by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: Cyber Liberty

she has fangs


22 posted on 03/17/2010 2:15:09 PM PDT by wiggen (Never in the history of our great country have the people had less representation than they do today)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
...100-hour weeks...

That's just the kind of exaggeration I want from the CBO Chief. </sarcasm>

23 posted on 03/17/2010 2:18:30 PM PDT by TankerKC ("...wankerKC..." --agromination March 11, 2010.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

An Adam’s apple and a hairdo that screams “1982!”


24 posted on 03/17/2010 2:19:58 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Nobody's 'bot!!)
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To: MNDude

Since Obama called CBO to the Whitehouse Woodshed, followed quickly by revision of CBO numbers for the senate bill, I don’t have any faith in their numbers. They appear to say what they are told to say since then.


25 posted on 03/17/2010 2:22:17 PM PDT by ETCS
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Cooking the Books....

26 posted on 03/17/2010 2:23:19 PM PDT by topfile
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To: henkster

““A Gazillion. Whatever you want, it will cost a Gazillion dollars.”
BRILLIANT
and sadly true
There is a reason that a Congressional Quarterly report saying the CBO scored the new bill at over a trillion. This was last night but by morning the Quartely report was gone.

We know this filth will lie and do whatever they need to to get this rammed


27 posted on 03/17/2010 2:24:14 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: ETCS
Since Obama called CBO to the Whitehouse Woodshed, followed quickly by revision of CBO numbers for the senate bill, I don’t have any faith in their numbers. They appear to say what they are told to say since then.

And yet the Dems are still b****ing about their numbers.

28 posted on 03/17/2010 2:26:38 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Pat Caddell: Democrats are drinking kool-aid in a political Jonestown)
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To: MNDude
are those guys’ estimates ever even close anyhow?

Garbage in Garbage out, it's a shell game.

29 posted on 03/17/2010 2:28:42 PM PDT by topfile
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To: RWGinger
We know this filth will lie and do whatever they need to to get this rammed


30 posted on 03/17/2010 2:29:12 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Pat Caddell: Democrats are drinking kool-aid in a political Jonestown)
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To: Zeddicus

Exactly what I was thinking.


31 posted on 03/17/2010 2:32:54 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Just an excuse for not releasing their numbers which do not comport with the wishes of the maoists.


32 posted on 03/17/2010 2:34:01 PM PDT by Carley (Are you better off now than one year ago? HELL NO!!!!!)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

I guess we just have to pass it then so we can see how much it will cost us.


33 posted on 03/17/2010 2:34:12 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
“...The CBO Director also said “we have yet to find any calculators that can handle the number of digits...”

The simple calculator that came standard on my WindowsXP machine will do more than 30 digits!

A trillion is only 13 digits!

Hey CBO! Go to:

Start

Programs

Accessories

CALCULATOR!

34 posted on 03/17/2010 2:37:25 PM PDT by Leo Farnsworth (I'm really not Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

What’s so hard about making a SWAG? Their numbers will probably be off by an order of magnitude anyway.


35 posted on 03/17/2010 2:37:48 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: wiggen

Like everyone else in Congress she’s a bloodsucker.


36 posted on 03/17/2010 2:38:16 PM PDT by Barb4Bush (God bless Glenn Beck!)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

One trillion in binary:

1110100011010100101001010001000000000000


37 posted on 03/17/2010 2:42:40 PM PDT by Leo Farnsworth (I'm really not Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: Leo Farnsworth

They are probably required to use a 1980 calculator. Government knows best.


38 posted on 03/17/2010 2:47:07 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Pat Caddell: Democrats are drinking kool-aid in a political Jonestown)
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To: Leo Farnsworth

My iPhone calc, in landscape (scientific mode) does 16 digits, and of course can deal with exponential notation.


39 posted on 03/17/2010 3:01:48 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Gabrial

...”this makes Greece look like Dave Ramsey”...

LOL!


40 posted on 03/17/2010 3:03:51 PM PDT by Califelephant
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To: Leo Farnsworth

“A trillion is only 13 digits!”

The problem is they’re beyond trillions.


41 posted on 03/17/2010 3:04:23 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
I wonder which type they're using.


42 posted on 03/17/2010 3:04:51 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: AFreeBird

Swell, the first pic was of an ABACUS.


43 posted on 03/17/2010 3:13:30 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Leo Farnsworth

That’s only 0xE8D4A51000!

Aw, hell, that’s nothing!


44 posted on 03/17/2010 3:23:12 PM PDT by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf told House Appropriations Legislative subcommittee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) that his staff has been working “100-hour weeks” and cannot keep up with the budgetary and economic impact queries lawmakers have about health care.

Color me skeptical......the only "government employee" I have ever seen put in a 100 hour work week was in the military. If the typical CBO bureaucrat had to quit surfing the internet for 20 hours a week and actually work for 40 hours, they'll charge for 100 hours....overtime is good.

45 posted on 03/17/2010 3:24:51 PM PDT by ScreamingFist
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Obama = Fail


46 posted on 03/17/2010 3:26:47 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualProsperity
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

The official Democrat position is, “WE DEEM” our bill much cheaper by an official non vote of the house which did not vote on the senate version but we did vote on it by the deem method of not voting.

I wish my congressman would deem me winner of the Texas Lotto. If he will I will deem him psycotic. But I will keep the money. I think I will drive to Austin tomorrow and tell the Texas Lotto people that I deem my self winner and would like the check immediately.


47 posted on 03/17/2010 3:26:59 PM PDT by cpdiii (Oil Field Trash, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

She is a Marxist just like Obama!


48 posted on 03/17/2010 3:33:49 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
It seems unwise to attack a govt. agency that is working 100 hour weeks to provide what she wants.

Hey, Elmondorf, you slacker, what the hell you doing the other 68 hours...sitting on your a$$?

49 posted on 03/17/2010 3:38:02 PM PDT by OBXWanderer
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To: OBXWanderer; All

I heard on Fox that they are “expecting” the CBO numbers tomorrow. So that would push the vote to Sunday, unless something else goes wrong.

I would bet that Obama postpones the Asia trip again, unless he decides that this is going to take A LOT longer.


50 posted on 03/17/2010 3:43:55 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Pat Caddell: Democrats are drinking kool-aid in a political Jonestown)
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