A Cool $3.5 Trillion

And as the trajectory of the chart strongly suggests, it would get even worse from there. In the next five years (forget ten) after those depicted on the chart, the bill’s costs would be $1.7 trillion (double what Senator Reid is claiming for “ten years”). Thus, the true first-15-year costs of the bill would be a cool $3.5 trillion — according to the CBO’s projections.

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