Jonathan Gruber, the architect of Obamacare, and the advisor to Obama, has brazenly stated that Obamacare would never have passed if American voters were not so stupid.
Gruber is quoted as saying, Obama’s landmark health insurance reform that was signed into law in 2010, was written “in a tortured way” to make sure the Congressional Budget Office did not score the mandate, which requires everyone to buy health insurance, as a tax. It also did not make explicit the fact that healthy people would pay subsidies to cover the costs of sicker people. He added, “when talking about Obamacare tax credits, American voters are too stupid to understand the difference.”
The White House quickly denied that Gruber had ever visited the White House, and never consulted with Obama. Yet Gruber said he met with Obama and others to work out a plan to get the health care plan passed. The Obama administration has refused to respond to the controversy despite records showing Gruber was paid $400,000 dollars, and that he visited senior officials at the White House a dozen times and was also present at a meeting chaired by President Obama.
We will recall how the Democrats scurried around in a mad rush to pass this health care abomination. Remember the famous words of Nancy Pelosi? “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it.”
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Gruber appeared in videos laughing about the stupidity of the American voter. Pelosi said, “I don’t know who he is. He didn’t help write our bill.” It appears that once again Ms. Pelosi has misrepresented the truth. Her website in December 2009 featured a lengthy blog post citing Mr. Gruber’s analysis of Obamacare in an effort to dispel myths about the bill.
Makes one wonder how many lies, and how many scandals have to happen before the American people wake up to the fact we are governed by a left-wing socialist regime. Hillary waits in the wings to continue the travesty.
The writer lives in Myrtle Beach.