According to a new CBO report, the Affordable Care Act will reduce the federal deficit by a greater margin than previously expected.
The federal deficit is not actually a problem, of course. Nor is Obamacare an optimal policy response to the challenge of providing Americans with adequate health care. But there's a strong relationship between criticism of Obamacare and a belief that "we can't afford it" because of Teh Deficit. This belief is based in no facts at all.