29% and they’re not even off the ground yet. Anyone have any doubt whatsoever that this is likely a lowball estimate at this point? Are we aware of the trend we always see when “costs” are discussed by governments and political parties?
Note too that they play games with the CBO (which is limited to forecasting 10 years out and also hasn’t been very accurate about much of anything – see debt forecasts over the last decade).
The politicians mostly fabricate whatever they think is palatable to the gullible public, sell them with the CBO’s false data and then, when it is found out that it was all bollocks, they say, ‘oh well, too late now, it’s the law”.
Well here’s my feeling about that. If the “law” doesn’t live up to their hype – if it ends up being massively more than they claimed (you know like 29%) then there’s a fairly simple rule that should be followed.
It – the law – should be automatically repealed.
I’d even take it a step further: Every piece of legislation passed by Congress should have an automatic sunset clause built into it rendering it null after some specific period of time – I’d make it four years or less, maybe even two.
There would be several benefits: First, it would reverse the current situation, in which it is basically impossible to repeal bad laws; second, the time necessary for legislators to spend re-establishing necessary legislation might keep them so busy they wouldn’t have any time to dream up new legislation; third, such a quasi-zero based legislative policy (along with term limits for federal legislators) would do more than anything I can think of to not just limit, but reverse the endless growth of Leviathan that is strangling our liberties, our pocketbooks, and the futures of our children.
It won’t happen, of course. Not, at least, until we are rebuilding our nation out of the rubble of the oncoming American Collapse.