Obamacare Architect: ‘Lack of Transparency’ Was Key To Fooling ‘Stupid Americans’

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In a newly uncovered video, Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber admits that a “lack of transparency” was key in getting the Affordable Care Act passed because “the stupidity of the American voter” would have otherwise killed the bill.

From 2009-2010 Gruber, a professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, served as a technical consultant to the Obama Administration during which time he helped craft the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare.

During a recent panel discussion, Gruber explained that the characterization of the individual mandate as a tax, which led to the Supreme Court upholding it as such, was not actually a tax at all.

“This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes,” stated Gruber. “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,” he added. “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.”

Although it’s widely acknowledged that Obamacare was forced through off the back of broken promises and dirty tricks, to have someone who helped craft the law brazenly admit the fact is still shocking.

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1 thought on “Obamacare Architect: ‘Lack of Transparency’ Was Key To Fooling ‘Stupid Americans’”

  1. The lawyers and judges that said this was a “tax” failed to send it back to the Congress for revision. It was obviously sent through the Congress under false pretenses and outright lies.
    If everything is not on the up and up on this law, that is what was supposed to happen to it.
    It didn’t.
    That tells me money was involved and changed hands. Law with fingers crossed behind their backs.
    It tells me we were once again sold down the river by this tribe of parasitic lawyers. Lawyers are bought and sold on the open market. Ask the Mob about that.
    The questions everyone needs to ask are WHO are these people that made these decisions?
    I suggest a Judge has at least 12 years of education and knows the law far better than any one of us civilians out there.
    That is why President Obama is still President. A number of lawyers have filed suite against him holding office only to be turned down and sometimes fined in the process on a technicality.

    So how come he is still President with an invalid social security number listed?
    So how come he is still President with a questionable birth certificate from Hawaii?
    So how come he is still President when he got his education with a Kenya scholarship(or am I wrong on this one)?
    Well one reason is the only two gentlemen that can file against him are the two Republican Candidates for President.
    Neither one has done so.
    Why not? I think the Republicans now have full control over both houses of Congress. That is why not.

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