In one of the most telling and outrageous video clips ever seen, ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber boasts that Obama’s lies and lack of transparency were critical to passing ObamaCare. Gruber went on to say “call it the stupidity of the American voter.”
Gruber, the MIT professor who served as a technical consultant to the Obama administration during Obamacare’s design, also made clear during a panel quietly captured on video that the individual mandate, which was only upheld by the Supreme Court because it was a tax, was not actually a tax.
Lack Of Transparency Critical To Passing ObamaCare
“This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO [the Congressional Budget Office]did not score the [individual]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,” stated Gruber.