The CBO bases its reports on current law & current trends.<quoted text>
Sometime read the whole CBO report. They use the figures given to them by the politicians and then they mention that the numbers may be too optimistic in a real nice way.
Writing legit if rainbows and unicorns exist would be bad decorum.
The bottom line is you can bet it will cost up to twice what projected and estimated revenue will be 25 to 50% less-occasionally more.
In early 2001, we had a balanced budget & on the road to paying off our debt.
You can lie & make up sh*t all you want but this is the truth.
When Bush & Gore wee running for president, what did Bush run on?
Giving it back.
When you figure out what"it" is you will become better informed.