What is Paul Ryan talking about:
A Congressional Budget Office report this morning says the health care reform bill headed to the House has a price tag of $940 billion but will reduce the deficit by $130 billion over the next decade.
The bill would reduce the deficit by $1.3 trillion in its second decade, according to the report.
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Janesville, released an analysis of the cost estimate from the GOP caucus of the House Budget Committee, accusing Democrats of leaking the preliminary estimate in order to gather support for the bill in their caucus.
"This is the latest in a long series of abuses by the Democratic Majority to jam through their health care bill by any means necessary," the GOP analysis states.
So what's Paul Ryan's criticism? That the CBO numbers are wrong or that the Democrats made its numbers public too early? He's trying to make the CBO look like a Democratic entity, when it is not. Instead of criticizing the CBO, whose numbers contradict his analysis, he makes it seems as if the non-partisan estimate is the result of "Democratic leaking."