Democrats have used every trick in the book to make their Build Back Better Act appear less costly than it really would be. The Congressional Budget Office’s estimate using its ordinary budget-scoring rules (and including Democrats’ tax-enforcement provisions) projected it would add $160 billion to the deficit over the next ten years.
The CBO’s estimate today without gimmicks: $3 trillion.
The CBO provides official scores to Congress for legislation based on agreed-upon budget-scoring rules. Those rules allow politicians to game the system to make legislation appear less costly than it will really be. Both parties know these rules and use them to …
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