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David Harsanyi hammers on CBO ‘estimate’ of the newest version of the Baucus health-care bill.

The CBO’s new estimate, which magically meets every one of President Barack Obama’s preconditions, is based on “conceptual” language provided by Baucus rather than on any of those maddeningly specific Arabic numerals.

That’s because the estimate isn’t rooted in an actual bill per se, nor does it incorporate hundreds of amendments that will be part of any final product—well, not exactly … What we do have is a CBO that has been browbeaten long enough by the White House to finally summon the conviction to get a figure that so many wanted to hear. (more…)

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