CBO says Trump budget plan doesn’t come close to balance
Posted: 11:30 am Thursday, July 13th, 2017
By Staff Writer
A day after the White House blasted the Congressional Budget Office over its review of a Republican health care bill in Congress, the CBO released a report on President Donald Trump’s overall budget, which says Mr. Trump’s plan doesn’t come anywhere near being balanced after ten years, with the CBO and Trump Administration estimates apart by over $3.6 trillion.
While the White House has disputed CBO estimates involving coverage numbers under the Obama health law, and Republican health care plans, officials have said nicer things about CBO work on budget numbers.
“The CBO is a budget office,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters in late June.
“And while it does very well at times predicting things on budget — whether it’s revenue or spending — I don’t think it does a great job — and I think the administration has been clear and consistent that we don’t always agree that it does a great job predicting coverage.”