"Hannity Expresses His ‘Hope’ That New Health Care Reform Law Bankrupts America"
Fox News host Sean Hannity talked with former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle last night about his new book, “Getting It Done,” which chronicles Congress’s path to passing health care reform. Hannity of course attacked the new law throughout the interview with well-worn GOP talking points. But in a Rush Limbaugh-esque moment, the Fox News host actually said he hopes that the new reform law bankrupts the country — just so he can say he was right about it:
HANNITY: Seems to me like we’re headed for bankruptcy in this bill. That’s my prediction 40 years down the line. So we’ll see who’s right.
DASCHLE: We’ll wager a bet, Sean.
HANNITY: All right. I hope I’m right just for the sake of principle.
The Congressional Budget Office’s most recent score of the health care law found that it will produce “$143 billion in net budgetary savings over the 2010-2019 period.”