TRUE CONFESSIONS OF A SOCIALIZED MEDICINE DISCIPLE …
By FITSNEWS || If you’ve never heard of Jonathan Gruber, you’re excused. Until this month he’d only really been famous once – for a 2012 interview in which he made it abundantly clear that the intention of Obamacare (a law he co-authored) was to bribe states into setting up their own health care “exchanges.”
Gruber’s 2012 statements have been widely cited in the wake of last week’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to take up King v. Burwell – a case examining the legality of the taxing and spending authority in the thirty-six states that did not establish state-run exchanges.
Bottom line? If the court rules in accordance with the letter – and intent – of Barack Obama‘s signature domestic achievement, then its subsidies (and the taxes which support them) are invalid in more than two-thirds of the country.
Anyway … as the Justices were agreeing to take up this case, Gruber was busy making more bad news for the beleaguered Obama administration.
Specifically, a YouTube video from last October began making the rounds in which Gruber asserted “the stupidity of the American voter” enabled Obama and his allies to conceal the true cost of the socialized medicine monstrosity.
In a confession similar to this revealing admission from one of the Federal Reserve’s money printers, Gruber discusses how the bill was “written in a tortured way” to make sure the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) scored it a certain way.
“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” Gruber said. “Call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever but basically that was really, really critical to getting the thing to pass.”
Here’s the clip …
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And there you have it …
For those of you keeping score at home, FITS addressed the CBO Obamacare estimates in this March 2010 post – just days before the U.S. House voted to move the controversial legislation forward. We knew the numbers were bogus and we said so … while Obama’s administration apparently knew the numbers were bogus but engaged in a coordinated and deliberate effort to deceive the public regardless.