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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Fri Jan 2, 2015, 06:06 AM

6. Dynamic Scoring has two goals, and both are atrocities

The first, as you've guessed, is to sell the theory the Laffer Curve actually works.

The second is to pre-demonize the next Democratic president. Consider what happened when President Obama took office. One of the things Shrub Bush did to distort his numbers was to run his wars off-budget. That makes the numbers look better than they are; the only real problem with doing business that way is Section 802(a) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act:

Whoever knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a false entry in any record, document, or tangible object with the intent to impede, obstruct, or influence the investigation or proper administration of any matter within the jurisdiction of any department or agency of the United States or any case filed under title 11, or in relation to or contemplation of any such matter or case, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.

One of President Obama's first acts was to move the wars into the federal budget...which, as we all know, caused the deficit to skyrocket in his first year and fueled a LOT of Republican resentment against him. They would LOVE to do it again, and Dynamic Scoring, after the next Democratic president has to balloon the debt to pay it off, will do just that.

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