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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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To: edh

E8D4A51000.

I love Hex. Have for E years.


51 posted on 03/17/2010 3:50:04 PM PDT by Leo Farnsworth (I'm really not Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

This is from a 2007 contact list of congressional aides. Some might not be there any longer, but worth a try.

Contact congressional aides.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1857768/posts

U.S. Senate switchboard: (202) 224-3121
U.S. House switchboard: (202) 225-3121
White House comments: (202) 456-1111
Find your House Rep.: http://www.house.gov/writerep
Find your US Senators: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
Toll free to the US Senate:
1-800-882-2005. (Spanish number)
1-800-417-7666. (English number)
Courtesy of a pro-amnesty group, no less!!

Defeat Obamacare call list: List now contains the new MAYBES culled from FR posts. Be sure to call KNOWN RINOS too.THEY ARE ANSWERING THEIR LOCAL NUMBERS
Here is one of the ones Rush gave out on the radio that I’m calling. So far it’s been busy but I’m going to burn it up till I get to tell my congress critter to vote NO!
Join me?..... 1-877-762-8762

KEEP THE CALLS UP! DC OFFICE LOCAL OFFICE

CODE RED Contact list http://www.nrcc.org/CodeRed/targets/

Remember they are all being offered BRIBES for their votes. Ask them how much their bribe price is.
The National Republican Congressional Committee has published a target list on health care. In addition to continuing to contact the five Tennessee Democrat Congressmen, you can go http://www.votervoice.net/link/clickthrough/ext/94697.aspx to contact some of these targets. Much of the talk following Obama’s announcement has focused on how to defeat this second bill through reconciliation, but that is misleading because the first step to defeating Obamacare is not by concentrating on defeating the “fixer” bill but by defeating the Senate bill in the House when it goes to the floor for an up-or-down vote on Thursday, March 18th.
New FLIPPERS
Dennis Kucinish, Lakewood 216)228-8850, Fax (216)228-6465,
Parma. 440)845-2707, Fax (440)845-2743, DC (202)225-5871
Fax (202)225-5745
James Oberstar (202) 225-6211, Duluth (218) 727-7474, Chisholm (218) 254-5761, Brainerd (218) 828-4400, North Branch, (651) 277-1234
Rep. Lincoln Davis 202-225-6831 Columbia office: 931-490-8699
Rep. Jim Cooper 202-225-4311 Nashville office: 615-736-5295
Rep. Bart Gordon 202-225-4231 Murfreesboro office: 615-896-1986
John Tanner (202) 225-4714, Union City, (731) 885-7070, Jackson Phone: (731) 423-4848, Millington (901) 873-5690 TN (MAYBE)
Rep. Steve Cohen 202-225-3265 Memphis office: 901-544-4131
Harry Mitchell (202) 225-2190 (480) 946-2411 AZ 5th District
Gabrielle Giffords (202) 225-2542 (520) 881-3588 AZ 8th District
Ann Kirkpatrick (202) 225-2315 (928) 226-6914 AZ 1st District
Jerry McNerney (202) 225-1947 925-833-0643 CA 11th District
John Salazar 202-225-4761 970-245-7107 CO 3rd District
Jim Himes (202) 225-5541 (866) 453-0028 CT 4th District
Alan Grayson (202) 225-2176 (407) 841-1757 FL 8th District
Bill Foster (202) 225-2976 630-406-1114 IL 14th District
Baron Hill 202 225 5315 812 288 3999 IN 9th District
Mark Schauer (202) 225-6276 (517) 780-9075 MI 7th District
Gary Peters (202) 225-5802 (248) 273-4227 MI 9th District
Dina Titus (202) 225-3252 702-256-DINA (3462) NV 3rd District
Carol Shea-Porter (202) 225-5456 (603) 743-4813 NH 1st District
Tim Bishop (202) 225-3826 (631) 696-6500 NY 1st District
John Hall (202) 225-5441 (845) 225-3641 x49371 NY 19th District
Bill Owens (202) 225-4611 (315) 782-3150 NY 23rd District
James Matheson Toll-Free Number 1 (877) 677-9743 (202) 225-3011Mike Arcuri (202)225-3665 (315)793-8146 NY 24th District
Dan Maffei (202) 225-3701 (315) 423-5657 NY 25th District
Earl Pomeroy (202) 225-2611 (701) 224-0355 ND At-Large District
Steven Driehaus (202) 225-2216 (513) 684-2723 OH 1st District
Mary Jo Kilroy (202) 225-2015 (614) 294-2196 OH 15th District
Zach Space (202) 225-6265 (330) 364-4300 OH 18th District
Kathy Dahlkemper (202) 225-5406 (814) 456-2038 PA 3rd District
Patrick Murphy (202) 225-4276 (215) 826-1963 PA 8th District
Christopher Carney (202) 225-3731 (570) 585-9988 PA 10th District
Paul Kanjorski (202) 225-6511 (570) 825-2200 PA 11th District
John Spratt (202) 225-5501 (803)327-1114 SC 5th District
Tom Perriello (202) 225-4711 (276) 656-2291 VA 5th District
Alan Mollohan (202) 225-4172 (304) 623-4422 WVA 1st District
Nick Rahall (202) 225-3452 (304) 252-5000 WVA 3rd District
Steve Kagen (202) 225-5665 (920) 437-1954 WI 8th District
Bart Stupak (202) 225 4735 MI (MAYBE)
Brian Baird (202) 225-3536, Vancouver, (360) 695-6292. Olympia, (360) 352-9768, (MAYBE)
senator mark begich (202) 224-3004 toll free. (877) 501 - 6275 just became a MAYBE
Jason Altmire 202-225-2565, Aliquippa, 724-378-0928,
Natrona Heights, 724-226-1304 (MAYBE)

On the Bubble (Major developments from the “yes” and “no” columns in the House)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2467046/posts

Congressional Dems on Twitter
http://www.arrghpaine.com/congressional-dems-on-twitter
And here are toll-free numbers we can use to call any Senators or Reps.

At the first number below you must wait through a tape recording urging you to tell your Rep or Senator to vote “yes” for the health care bill. Just hang on and when the recording is over, you will get the Capitol operator. Just ask for your Rep or Senator’s office. Then you will either talk to an aid or have the chance to leave a message for him/her to vote NO on the health care bill.

When you use the second number and the Capitol operator comes on, just ask for your Rep or Senator’s office. Every time I use this number I get the Rep or Senator’s answer machine, so it may be set up that way all the time...to go to their answer machine. Either way you can leave a message to vote NO on the health care bill!

We need to use these toll free numbers that have been set up for the health care/ BO supporters and illegals to use! After all they are FREE!

1-800-828-0498 , 1-866-220-0044, 1-866-338-1015, 877-851-6437, 877-210-5351


52 posted on 03/17/2010 3:57:11 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Beyond the bleach job, those temples sure look gray.


53 posted on 03/17/2010 3:57:54 PM PDT by EDINVA (Sarchasm (n): The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Great and apt cartoon


54 posted on 03/17/2010 5:34:11 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: Cyber Liberty

What a kvelching yenta.....Oyyyyyyyyyyy!


55 posted on 03/17/2010 6:10:09 PM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

The reason they haven’t put the numbers out yet,Look at page1167 of the house bill ; http://budget.house.gov/doc-library/FY2010/03.15.2010_reconciliation2010.PDF ;Pelosi is putting the PUBLIC OPTION back in!!!It will TRIPLE the cost of the bill and we just can’t have that,so they have to gettheir lies straight!!


56 posted on 03/17/2010 6:19:53 PM PDT by langoley
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
If she can't make them come in with the numbers she wants, she'll “deem” they did

But how can they come up with numbers when the bill isn't written yet?

57 posted on 03/17/2010 6:21:07 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: langoley

I don’t think they have posted the real bill yet, still playing with CBO numbers, bribes, etc.


58 posted on 03/17/2010 6:27:17 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Pat Caddell: Democrats are drinking kool-aid in a political Jonestown)
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To: Cyber Liberty

LMAO, uncontrollably...too funny.


59 posted on 03/17/2010 6:53:51 PM PDT by Atchafalaya (Atchafalaya Basin; when you're there , thats the best)
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To: Cyber Liberty

LMAO, uncontrollably...too funny.


60 posted on 03/17/2010 6:53:58 PM PDT by Atchafalaya (Atchafalaya Basin; when you're there , thats the best)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

bump


61 posted on 03/17/2010 8:15:25 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Cyber Liberty

One Ugly Witch!! Outside and most probably Inside!! A Real Obnoxious and Anti-American JAP!


62 posted on 03/17/2010 8:30:19 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: Cyber Liberty

One Ugly Witch!! Outside and most probably Inside!! A Real Obnoxious and Anti-American JAP!


63 posted on 03/17/2010 8:33:50 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

100-hr work weeks? I wonder what the unions have to say about that.


64 posted on 03/17/2010 9:42:09 PM PDT by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

She looks like a professional blind date.


65 posted on 03/17/2010 9:42:43 PM PDT by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Zeddicus

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

Right. We must prop up the system against the onslaught, hope the CBO comes out with favorably negative scoring to this crap sandwich, and then do guerilla warfare with the COWARD (sic)-PIVEN types...socialist morons.


66 posted on 03/17/2010 9:49:58 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: edh; Leo Farnsworth
There are 10 types of people out there in the world...
Those that can read binary, and those that can not.
67 posted on 03/17/2010 9:52:11 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: MNDude

“are those guys’ estimates ever even close anyhow?”

Good point. They’re usually 6 to 10 TIMES shy of actual costs...for instance Medicare and Medicaid has been that way.

That makes the whole fed government and all they say and promise to us - A PATENT JOKE.


68 posted on 03/17/2010 9:54:42 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: topfile

Note that the Doofus in Chief “needs” to have an apron with the Presidential Seal ...


69 posted on 03/17/2010 9:54:48 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

I heard “by 12” noon. THEN, 72 hours after that, the vote can be taken, if Dems want to keep their promise about posting of bill.


70 posted on 03/17/2010 9:58:33 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
The Dems would probably replace the CBO with people who would give them the numbers they wanted, faster.

I'm sure ACORN would send in some very qualified GEDs to cook up an answer in no time at all. They might even find a surplus for a whore house or two staffed with underage illegals up on Capital Hill.

That would sure get the fence sitters to decide.

71 posted on 03/17/2010 10:06:04 PM PDT by Ditto (Directions for Clean Government: If they are in, vote them out. Rinse and repeat.)
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To: Gabrial; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; ...
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... Great post, Gabrial!

72 posted on 03/17/2010 10:17:56 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We have to pass the bill first so you can find out what's in it." - Nancy Pelosi, March 2010)
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To: ETCS

So far, the CBO seems to have had enough brass between their lower extremities to not simply echo the BS the Rats are claiming in terms of economic savings of these insane HC bills. They may be under more pressure now but Elmendorf seems to have some integrity left. When they oust him you will know that Fascism has truly arrived. Yes, I’m saying “when”, not “if”.


73 posted on 03/17/2010 11:05:23 PM PDT by SFConservative
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To: Recovering_Democrat

And I quote Austin Powers,, International Man of Mystery: “.. she’s a man, baby!”


74 posted on 03/17/2010 11:30:56 PM PDT by RocketMan1 (For the first time in my adult life, I am ashamed of my Country!)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

It takes awhile to clean the numbers off, after they PULL THEM OUT OF THEIR A$$!


75 posted on 03/18/2010 7:40:30 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
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.
Wait until it passes, Elmendorf. Thanks ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas.
76 posted on 03/18/2010 4:25:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://themagicnegro.com/)
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To: SunkenCiv

This whole thing is sickening.


77 posted on 03/18/2010 5:45:05 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

When Obama and his nitwit quislings in both Houses of Congress put together an emergency appropriations bill for the Iran war (which appears to be weeks away), it’ll have some or all of the Obamacare crap inside it.


78 posted on 03/18/2010 5:50:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://themagicnegro.com/)
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