Mick Mulvaney: I Don’t Believe the Facts are Correct
If you ever wanted a perfect encapsulation of Trumpism isn’t that it? Sean Spicer talks about ‘alternative facts’ but Mulvaney has the bumper sticker slogan for Trumpism: I don’t believe the facts are correct.
I think those things that are not factual are correct:
“I don’t believe the facts are correct,” Mulvaney said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” when asked for his take on the CBO report. “I’m not just saying that because it looks bad for my political position. I’m say that based upon a track record of the CBO being wrong before and we believe the CBO is wrong now.”
“The facts that Mulvaney said are wrong were released Monday afternoon by the CBO in the form of a report outlining the office’s prediction that the GOP-backed American Health Care Act would cause 24 million Americans to lose their health insurance. That prediction added fuel to the legislation’s already hefty opposition, which includes not only Democrats but also a handful Republicans concerned that about its cuts to Medicaid.”
Yes, lets believe the things that are not facts-lies in other words. You know like ‘I am the one Republican who won’t let people die in the street’ or ‘There will be healthcare for everyone’ or Tom Price ‘No one’s financial position will get worse thanks to Trumpcare.’
Paul Ryan says that the CBO report was better than he expected. Good God. What did he expect if 24 million losing their coverage-and low income elderly seeing their healthcare go up by $7,000 per year is the best case scenario?
As for all this demonization of the CBO, Mulvaney conveniently ‘forgets’ that the WH’s own estimate had it even worse than CBO with 26 million losing their healthcare.
“A White House analysis of the GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare shows even steeper coverage losses than the projections by the Congressional Budget Office, according to a document viewed by POLITICO on Monday.”
“The preliminary analysis from the Office of Management and Budget forecast that 26 million people would lose coverage over the next decade, versus the 24 million CBO estimates. The White House has made efforts to discredit the forecasts from the nonpartisan CBO.”
Tom Cotton-who has warned the House to slow down:
“Senator Tom Cotton said Tuesday that although the Congressional Budget Office report provides “useful information,” the CBO director is “not Moses” and the report should be looked at skeptically.”
“I think the CBO report provides useful information, but at the same time, the CBO director is not Moses, he’s not walking down the mountain tops with stone tablets,” Cotton said of Keith Hall during an appearance on The Hugh Hewitt Show. “And we should evaluate that useful information with a critical eye.”
But saying the CBO ‘Is not Moses’ goes both ways. You could say, it’s not Moses and can’t raise a dead bill like Lazarus.
Speaking of the Undead, Breitbart is now marshaling its own forces to drive a stake through the heart of Trumpcare by reminding Trump what Ryan said about him during the election.
“A recording of House Speaker Paul Ryan distancing himself from then-GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump in October was leakedMonday night, appearing to aim to drive a wedge between Ryan and Trump as the pair promote a proposed GOP health-care bill.”
“I am not going to defend Donald Trump — not now, not in the future,” Ryan said in the audio obtained by Breitbart News, the right-wing website that has negatively covered the health-care plan. At the time of the recording on Oct. 10, Ryan said he would not campaign with Trump from then until the Nov. 8 election.”
A spokesperson for Ryan told Breitbart that the audio is nothing new, saying, “The world is well aware of this history … And obviously a lot has happened since then. As everyone knows.”
I do notice that the Alex Joneses and Breitbarts of the world are not fond of Trump-Ryan-Care. So for now liberals can sit back and see if the Right destroys this bill before it even gets to the Left in the Senate.
Left-of course, being a relative term. In this case, it’s Tom Cotton, Susan Collin, and friends.
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