Karl Rove mentions another piece of hot info from CBO boss Elmendorf, concerning the tax increases built into the Senate health care takeover bill.
Under questioning at a Senate hearing Tuesday, CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf admitted that the $500 billion in tax hikes in the Baucus bill would be passed onto consumers, jacking up insurance premiums. That undercuts the argument that Democratic reforms will make health care more affordable.
– Karl Rove, Wall Street Journal, Obama Hasn’t Closed the Health-Care Sale
However, you cannot find Elmendorf’s actual testimony anywhere. Not on this topic.
Meanwhile, the Senate and White House controllers meet behind closed doors, the Death Überpanel.
WASHINGTON (AP) – White House officials and Senate Democrats are meeting in private to iron out differences on a health care overhaul that could affect every American. In public, they’re united by a common enemy: the health insurance industry.
ERICA WERNER, Democrats work to finalize health legislation
Oct 15, 3:12 AM (ET).
That’s a lot of transparency: yeah, a lot of negative transparency.
These guys are getting to be better than Bill Clinton at playing Hide The Salami.