all that work for nothin’

See all those stars on this report from the Congressional Budget Office? Those indicate that the robocall clause in the bipartisan budget proposal will have no real effect on our government's finances.

Government’s Own Budget Analysis Shows That Allowing Debt Collection Robocalls Is Pointless

In response to the news that the bipartisan budget deal currently before Congress includes a loophole that would allow the federal government to make debt-collection robocalls, some might say “Well, if it helps the government get back some of the money it’s due, then maybe it’s a necessary evil.” But the government’s own analysis of the budget proposal currently shows this clause as having no measurable impact on our federal finances. [More]