From the article:
Stagnant unemployment, shrinking tax revenue and a struggling economy threaten to quadruple the size of last year's federal budget deficit, raising more questions about the timing of costly proposals to overhaul health care.When a left wing rag like usatoday says something like that then you can bet things are looking bad.
Lawmakers are struggling to pay for a plan with a mix of tax increases on upper-income people and Medicare spending reductions aimed at doctors, hospitals, drugmakers and insurers.That is in a secret code. It means "Lets try to finish off the economy and bankrupt all doctors and hospitals so we can have a real 'crisis' that the government can 'solve'."
The economy is set to shrink by 2.6% this year, more than twice what the White House predicted in February and May.It must be George Bush's fault.