By Sam Youngman - 03/18/10 03:36 PM EDT
“That makes this the most significant effort to reduce the deficit since the balanced budget act of the 1990s,” he said, lauding the new CBO numbers.
Obama is furiously lobbying recalcitrant Democrats to vote
for the healthcare bill this week, and he suggested Thursday that deficit
reduction should factor into their decision.
“I urge every member of Congress to consider this as they prepare for their
important vote this weekend,” Obama said.
Democrats need 216 members of their caucus to support the healthcare package for it to clear the House.