Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) was hoping to land one on President Barack Obama, buy even he was a bit shocked by this zinger from CBO Director.Testifying to the House Budget Committee on the growing federal debt, Ryan, the chairman, asked the director of the non-partisan office if his staff “scored” Obama’s budget address in April — when the President laid out his 12-year budget framework.
Elmendorf gave Republicans the soundbite they’ve always wanted in order to criticise Obama’s lofty — and sometimes empty — rhetoric.
“We don’t estimate speeches,” Elmendorf said. “We need much more specificity than was provided in that speech for us to do our analysis.”
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