Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) talks trash about the Congressional Budget Office. Why is anyone surprised? Calling ‘Bullshit!’ on Eric Cantor is like calling ‘Red Hair!’ on Julianne Moore.
“Mr. (Brad) Dayspring (a spokesman for Mr. Cantor) said that any suggestion that Mr. Cantor was criticizing the budget office was false. “He said nothing of the sort,” Mr. Dayspring said.
“The budget office provides 10-year cost projections for legislation moving through Congress but typically refrains from longer term estimates, saying they are too uncertain. In the case of the health care law, the budget office said it would likely continue to reduce the federal deficit beyond 10 years but said it could not make a precise projection.”