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Stupid Baucus Tricks

One of the more insidious things about the Baucus bill is the way that it takes advantage of the fact that the Congressional Budget Office scores bills over a ten year horizion. By starting to collect fees immediately and not having the bill’s major spending provisions kick in until 2013, Democrats are hiding the true cost of the legislation.

Many people have pointed this out, but The American Spectator’s Phil Klein has put together a really nice graph showing just how insidious this is:

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Be sure and read Klein’s post for more great info on the bill’s real cost.