Rep. Mike Coffman (CO) recently published a piece on America's Right. Read an excerpt of "Garbage in, Garbage Out: The Real Cost of Health Reform":
In the final days leading up to passage of the health care bill, and in the days since, Democrats have touted claims that the legislation will reduce the deficit by more than $1 trillion over the next two decades. These claims are utterly false, and it doesn’t take someone with green eye shades to figure that out.
Let me explain. The evidence lies in the assumptions that the official scorekeepers of legislation, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), used in arriving at their conclusion that the legislation would save money.
Unlike the fiscal notes that are done by the Legislative Council experts in the Colorado General Assembly, the number-crunchers in Congress are not allowed to challenge the plausibility of key assumptions in proposed legislation. They must accept the accounting premises given to them by those writing the legislation.