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Jonathan Gruber: Obamacare so awesome it was necessary to lie to stupid voters to get it passed

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By Doug Powers  •  November 10, 2014 08:25 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

Before and after Obamacare was signed into law, MIT professor, economist and “architect” of the law, Jonathan Gruber, was helping out the Obama administration by promoting the ACA. In the process, Gruber lied like, well, pretty much all the other Democrats trying to sell Obamacare did. However, there is now a video that shows Gruber being brutally honest about the tactics the Dems used to get the law passed.

The video below is said to be from October of last year and was found by American Commitment (partial transcript via Twitchy).

Revel in the historic levels of transparency:

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. So it was written to do that. In terms of risk-rated subsidies, if you get a law which said healthy people are gonna pay in — you made explicit that healthy people were gonna pay in and sick people get money — it would not have passed.

Just like, people… lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically — you know, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever — but basically that was really, really critical to getting the thing to pass. And you know, it’s the second best argument. Look, I wish Mark was right, we could make it all transparent, but I’d rather have this law than not.

FINALLY some transparency — years too late as it were. However, I’m torn between appreciating Gruber’s brutal honesty while at the same time repulsed by the stench of weasel s*#t that would make even septic tank bacteria gag.

Gruber’s admission sums up the liberal policy-maker mindset: They know what’s best for everybody so much that they have to lie to earn support for their caring efforts, because people are generally too stupid to know what’s best for them. And hey, Obama was elected and then re-elected based on that philosophy, so it isn’t difficult to understand why Gruber, et al, believe in it so.

Update:

Predictably, the network newscasts aren’t touching the story.

Update II:

Gruber regrets the remarks. It’s probably more accurate to say that he regrets that his remarks were recorded.

**Written by Doug Powers

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