Footnoting The CBO

Sentences that should never have been written:

Good news for immigration reformers: The Congressional Budget Office has scored the Senate immigration bill and concluded it will cut deficits by $200 billion in the first 10 years and $700 billion in the second 10 years.

I am for immigration reform as I have previously stated and suspect that it will be a net positive for the country and the economy as past waves of immigration have proved their worth. Having said that may I suggest that not just the author of the above quotation but all writers have the decency to at least footnote any projections from the CBO and like organizations as highly unlikely to have any predictive value at all.

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