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Importance of a Congressional Scorekeeper

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"Just like every sport needs an impartial scorekeeper, Congress needs an impartial body, 'a watchdog', to determine the affect policymaking has on the American people. We’re living in a world where facts and truth are questioned. Where any one person, including the president, can claim something as fake, absent of any evidence and proceed to make policy decisions based on their own manufactured claims. That is why we must rally together to ensure Congress’ scorekeeper remains independent, supported and fair.CBO continues to be a beacon of truth and facts in Capitol Hill’s often-partisan spin zone. Good government watchdog Protect Democracy has been monitoring the many ways the White House is attempting to influence and discredit the CBO. Today they filed a suit against the Trump Administration for their failure to turn over communications regarding the state of CBO. "

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I think this makes the point.

"When Congress' scorekeeper is undermined so are its policies.If CBO ceases to exist, lawmakers will be free to make-up whatever outcomes suit their agendas. To pass a tax bill to give breaks to the rich, they could say it will help small businesses even if it doesn't. To give away tax dollars to wealthy investors, Republicans could claim their infrastructure plan invests in communities, when investment is cut off.When you undercut the scorekeeper you discredit the game. That leaves families across the country with nothing but false promises and increased expenses."

"What can we do? CBO may be in Washington, but it is on all of us to stand up for our institutions and holding them accountable."

Submitted on Sunday, Jul 23, 2017 at 3:38:40 PM

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