But one should not make such claims for the current proposals.
The current proposals are for us to have a budget that is 2.3% higher than at present.
This is not part of current proposals - and for good reasons.
The current proposals seem to acknowledge some of the cost problems.
But both they and American officials say there is no call for such negotiations in the current proposal.
That alone will cost billions, but current proposals include just $250 million.
In his current proposals, that difference is not so pronounced.
The current proposal, he said, would be just the beginning, a $400 billion down payment on drug benefits.
None of this can be found in the current proposal, which is why I have chosen to vote against the report.
This would, to a large extent, be allowed on the basis of the current proposals.