Obamacare would have never become law if the American electorate were smarter, MIT economist and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber said during a recent panel discussion on the law.
"Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber said that lack of transparency was a major part of getting Obamacare passed because 'the stupidity of the American voter' would have killed the law if more people knew what was in it.”
"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 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," Gruber said.
But as challenges to the law have surfaced, the administration has sought to distance itself from Gruber, who acknowledged during the panel discussion that the legislation was purposely written in a confusing way to make sure that the Congressional Budget Office did not score the individual mandate as a tax, a part of the law the Supreme Court upheld on the assertion that it was, in fact, a tax.
The Marxist regime lied to the CBO, the American people, and now is throwing Gruber under the bus and betraying him. Do not be surprised. This is who Obama is, who Lenin was, who Marx was, and who all Marxists are. They believe the ends do justify the means. Truth and honor have no relevance to these people. We see proof that this is true every day. This is your hope and change. Obama and the Marxists hope you do not learn the truth while they are demeaning the American public and changing the United States to a totalitarian Marxist state.
Obama has no more loyalty to the United States than he does to Gruber. He will sell out the American public to Iran, China and North Korea with no regrets if he believes it will further the cause of fundamentally transforming us.