One of the architects of Obamacare, Jonathan Gruber, the MIT professor pictured below, said that the Obamacare bill was written to deceive the CBO and relied on a lack of transparency and the stupidity of American voters to get it passed.
“This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. Okay, so it’s written to do that. In terms of risk rated subsidies, if you had a law which said that healthy people are going to pay in – you made explicit healthy people pay in and sick people get money, it would not have passed… Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really really critical for the thing to pass… Look, I wish Mark was right that we could make it all transparent, but I’d rather have this law than not.”
Watch him insult Americans and express his pride in being a liar:
Talking about stupidity, Jonathan Gruber is the one who is famous for the world’s first speako in the case of federal subsidies. Four cases have been filed and have worked their way through the system. One will be heard by the Supreme Court of the United States this year.
Gruber filed an amicus brief on behalf of the government in two federal cases, swearing that the government always meant to have the federal government pay out subsidies.
In 2012, on multiple occasions, however, Gruber said quite clearly that the federal government, as the law is written, would NOT pay subsidies.
When he was caught, Gruber said his words in 2012 were just a speak-o – a mouth typo.
He uttered multiple speak-os as it turns out.
Gruber made remarks on several occasions that completely contradict the Obama administration’s legal argument in Halbig v. Burwell and three related lawsuits. He contradicts his own amicus briefs filed in two of these cases. Gruber rebutted himself and his deceit is all on the record.
Listen to him lie:
Gruber is obviously book-smart but his intelligence ends there.
Listen to Max Baucus refer to Gruber and remark, “You have to consider the source.”
Baucus relied on Gruber’s statements.
Gruber doesn’t care that he is a known liar because, like Obama, he thinks the end justifies the means. To get what you want, lying is fine.
That’s what the elite think is appropriate. They know everything and they need to lie to the stupid Americans to do what is best for them. If this isn’t tyranny, I don’t know what is.