CBO director on Obama budget framework: "We don't estimate speeches" 

Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf had some harsh words for President Obama during a hearing held by the House Budget Committee on Thursday to discuss the nation's long-term fiscal outlook.

Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., asked Elmendorf whether the CBO had attempted to estimate the budgetary effects of the framework Obama outlined in April, which was based on a 12-year budget window instead of the usual 10 years.

“We don’t estimate speeches," Elmendorf shot back.

The CBO had provided estimates of the actual budget Obama released in February, but Obama's April speech revised his framework without releasing a detailed proposal to back up his claims.

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