"If you have prevention, if you have wellness ... you name any positive investment that we make, that we know reduces cost, brings money to the Treasury in the case of education but never scored positively by the CBO. Yes, it is frustrating."
Earth to Pelosi:
1)it costs a lot of money to provide ongoing comprehensive preventive care to thousands in the hopes of uncovering or avoiding that 1 or 2 that might have turned catastrophic. You probably end up spending more than you would have on the catastrophic cases. And people that live longer continue to consume health care services. Not saying that's a bad thing, but to claim it will save money is idiotic.
2)"positive investment" means spending tax revenues, right? Is there any credible study that demonstrates that federal spending on education results in increased tax revenues? Maybe that's why the CBO declines to "score" it positively?