Ex-CBO Staffer’s Warnings About Foreclosures Ignored

By: Friday March 16, 2012 9:13 am

Dr. Lan Pham, a former senior staffer financial economist for the Congressional Budget Office, was fired from the organization for her attempts to quantify the economic implications of foreclosures and foreclosure fraud. The CBO rejected her analysis and even dismissed the notion that foreclosures cause a negative hit to the economy. The letter, from February 2011, was just released publicly today.

The release of this information should cause grave concern as to the legitimacy of CBO reports, and highlight the conspiracy of silence about foreclosure fraud issues, which official Washington simply does not want to deal with.

 

Bouncing the Rubble: Biden and Rubin Star at Hamilton Project Relaunch

By: Saturday April 24, 2010 7:00 pm

If there’s a social program left standing in the moonscape Obama’s Hamilton Project masters inflicted on America, Greenstone and the Project are there to ensure Obama nukes it. If someone you care deeply about depends on Social Security – or will depend on Social Security – call them up today and tell them you love them. Because Team Obama has targeted Social Security…and your loved ones are just the MOTU’s version of collateral damage. Deaths you can believe in, right?

CBO Director Elmendorf Calls “Bending the Cost Curve” a Meaningless Evaluation

By: Friday October 30, 2009 4:50 pm

Several months ago, CBO Director Doug Elmendorf and Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) created a huge media hoopla when Conrad got Elmendorf to claim that the House health care bill would not “bend the cost curve.” Fast forward a few months, and Elmendorf has now taken a far more philosophical look at what “bend the cost” [...]

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