White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki outright dismissed a recent report from the Congressional Budget Office that found the ‘Build Back Better’ plan will cost $3 trillion more than advertised; calling the findings a “fake score.”
“The CBO has this new score where they assume that social programs are going to be made permanent…It would add almost $3 trillion, so does that mean…[he] will commit that [they’re] not going to be made permanent?” asked Fox News’ Peter Doocy.
“It’s a fake score about a bill that doesn’t exist,” fired-back the Press Secretary.
DOOCY TIME: Biden says BBB won't "add a penny to the deficit. The CBO has this new score where they assume that social programs are going to be made permanent…It would add almost $3 trillion, so does that mean…[he] will commit that [they're] not going to be made permanent?" pic.twitter.com/Icmbg1xMB4
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) December 13, 2021
Progressive Democrat Pramila Jayapal dismissed critics this week who claim the President’s ‘Build Back Better’ program will add to the national debt; claiming recent surveys fail to take-into-account the “wellbeing of the aplenet.”
“CBO scores are outdated to start with in terms of what and how they assess. Many new ideas w/out economic data to help generate a score never get scored accurately,” Jayapal, D-Wash., said. “Future savings, inclu (sic) reductions in poverty, wellbeing of planet, don’t get scored.”
“On top of that, if you now tell CBO that they should score not based on what is in the bill but an assumption of what happens if all the programs in the bill get extended for some period of time, that topples all credibility of scores. That’s fictional scoring,” Jayapal added. “GOP asking for score on Build Back Better that extends all the programs to 10 years is completely ridiculous.”
Watch Psaki’s comments above.
PRESS SEC GOES SILENT: Psaki Dodges When Asked If Biden Will Host First Solo Press Briefing
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki continued to deflect questions surrounding Joe Biden Monday; refusing to answer when asked if the President plans to hold his first solo press briefing anytime soon.
“Can you update us on his first press conference?” asked one reporter.
“Ummm, not yet! But we will definitely have one. We’ll schedule it, and you’ll be the first to know!” deflected Psaki.
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) March 1, 2021
Watch the Press Secretary’s comments above.
SPIN BEGIN: Jen Psaki Dodges When Grilled Over Kamala’s ‘Abusive’ Work Environment
“Is the White House concerned that some vice presidential staffers reportedly feel like they work in a quote ‘abusive environment?’” Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked.
“Well I would first note that I try not to speak to or engage on anonymous reports or anonymous sources,” Psaki said. “I will say that the vice president is an incredibly important partner to the president of the United States.”
Jen Psaki Responds To Accusations Of VP Harris Running ‘Abusive’ Work Environment https://t.co/8ePwSVru1G
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 2, 2021
“She has a challenging job, a hard job, and she has a great supportive team of people around her,” she added. “Other than that, I’m not going have any more comments on those reports.”
Read the full report at the Daily Caller.