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News Wednesday, Mar 8 2017

More Than 25 Times Trump And Spicer Cited The CBO

Mar 08, 2017

At the daily briefing, the White House Press Secretary launched a preemptive strike against the Congressional Budget Office which has not yet scored the GOP’s bill repealing the Affordable Care Act. “If you’re looking to the CBO for accuracy, you’re looking in the wrong place,” charged Sean Spicer.  But as recently as a few months ago, Spicer and President Trump both cited the CBO in public statements. 

1 — Sean Spicer‏  @seanspicer  5 Aug 2016: “Hey they were only off by $56 billion: CBO: Deficit larger than expected”

2 — Sean Spicer @seanspicer  1 Aug 2014: “former CBO Director @djheakin ‘s read on the jobs report: “its like flat soda”

3 — Sean Spicer‏ @seanspicer  29 Sep 2012: “CBO: Obamacare Mandate Tax Overwhelmingly Hits Middle Class”

4 — Sean Spicer‏ @seanspicer  13 Mar 2012: “Does this deficit make me look fat?…CBO: deficit is $93 billion larger”

5 — Sean Spicer@seanspicer  4 Jan 2016: “Bill gutting #ObamaCare would save half-trillion over a decade, CBO finds @thehill”

6 — Sean Spicer@seanspicer  18 Feb 2014 “ CBO projects job losses with minimum wage increase”

7 — Sean Spicer@seanspicer  12 Feb 2014: “New RNC Ads Use CBO #Obamacare Report To Target @MaryLandrieu , Other Senate Dems”

8 — Sean Spicer@seanspicer  5 Feb 2014: “CBO Director: ObamaCare Will Reduce Workers’ Wages”

9 — Sean Spicer@seanspicer  5 Feb 2014: “New From @RNCResearch: CBO Confirms ObamaCare Is Bad For The Economy And Workers

10 — Sean Spicer@seanspicer  4 Feb 2014: “Bet Dems wished #obamacare covered the sting from the CBO report showing #Obamacare Cody’s jobs & adds 2 deficit”

11 — Sean Spicer@seanspicer  17 May 2013 “CBO: Obama budget for fiscal 2014 adds $5.2 trillion in deficits”

12 — Sean Spicer@seanspicer  12 Feb 2013: “Dem appointed head of CBO says he has not seen WH plan on sequester WATCH:”

13 — Sean Spicer@seanspicer  24 Aug 2011: “CBO report out today says unemployment will stay above 8% for some time”

14 — Sean Spicer@seanspicer  22 Jun 2011: “CBO: current spending growth would cause federal debt to grow 2 unsustainable levels


1 — Donald Trump @realDonaldTrump 7 Jul 2014: “Congrats to Obama & Democrats. CBO has just announced that ObamaCare missed its uninsured target by half & program costs extra $700B+.”

2 — Donald Trump @realDonaldTrump 18 April 2014: “CBO now estimates that over 2.5M will lose jobs directly because of ObamaCare. REPEAL now before it is too late.”

3 — Donald Trump @realDonaldTrump 4 Feb 2014: CBO estimates over 2.3M jobs will be lost due to ObamaCare  Elections have consequences.

4 — Donald Trump @realDonaldTrump 4 Feb 2014: Congrats to Pres.Obama and Dems. CBO has TRIPLED its estimate of working hours lost due to ObamaCare  Job Killer

5 — Donald Trump @realDonaldTrump 6 Feb 2013: Terrible CBO forecast for 2013–1.4% GDP growth and 7.5%+ unemployment (really 17%+)   You get what you vote for!

6 — Donald Trump @realDonaldTrump 8 Jun 2012: Scary–the CBO esimated that US publicly held debt amounts to over 70%. China is buying our country up.

7 — Donald Trump @realDonaldTrump 1 Jun 2012: Waste! The CBO now estimates that @BarackObama’s stimulus cost $831B and a ridicuous $4.1M per job created

8 — Donald Trump @realDonaldTrump 23 May 2012: Disaster! The @BarackObama tax hikes set for 2013 are going “to throw us back into a recession” according to the CBO

9 — Donald Trump @realDonaldTrump 3 Feb 2012: The CBO has predicted that unemployment will rise to 8.8% this next year.   This is @BarackObama’s economic recovery.

10 — Donald Trump @realDonaldTrump 29 Nov 2011: The CBO has confirmed that @BarackObama’s stimulus “crowds out” private investment while not creating any jobs.

11 — Donald Trump @realDonaldTrump 17 Nov 2011: The stimulus “is a net negative effect on the growth of GDP over 10 years” –as admitted by @BarackObama’s own CBO

12 — Donald Trump @realDonaldTrump  15 Jul 2013: ObamaCare will cost 3 times as much as Obama promised – $2.6T  It is not sustainable. (h/t @gatewaypundit)

Published: Mar 8, 2017

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