Obamacare Architect: Yeah, We Lied to The "Stupid" American People to Get It Passed

Posted by IndianaGary 6 years, 5 months ago to Legislation
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[Excerpt] Meet Jonathan Gruber, a professor at MIT and an architect of Obamacare...

"You can't do it political, you just literally cannot do it. Transparent financing and also transparent spending. I mean, 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," Gruber said. "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 to get 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."

Absolutely outrageous!
SOURCE URL: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2014/11/10/obamacare-architect-yeah-we-lied-to-the-stupid-american-people-n1916605?utm_source=TopBreakingNewsCarousel&utm_medium=story&utm_campaign=BreakingNewsCarousel

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  • Posted by mdk2608 6 years, 5 months ago
    A good post. Where is our intergrity? This shows how far our society has declined. Honor, Truth Dignity seem to gone among liberal thinkers. I can't wait till Obama is out of office foe a number of reasons but I waiting for the books to come out revealing even more lies that were told to the American people.
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  • Posted by freedomforall 6 years, 5 months ago
    Voting these people out of office is not enough. They go home with a big pension guaranteed and in addition take lobbyist jobs for millions a year.
    They defrauded the country. Either jail them and cancel their pensions or let the military use them for target practice.
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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 6 years, 5 months ago
    "Obamacare in its entirely was "sold" on lies. From the promise to keep your doctor to claims insurance rates would go down, not up"
    I would like to meet the people who really believed that insurance could provide medical care (not really "insurance") to people who were already sick, but rates would not go up because those claims would paid for in unicorn dust rather than from premiums collected.
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  • Posted by salta 6 years, 5 months ago
    "lack of transparency has been key to the Obama administration's existence"
    ...what a perfect epitaph that conclusion will make
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