He actually said "stupidity of the American voter" helped pass law!
On November 10, a video surfaces regarding Economist Jonathan Gruber's remarks at a conference of the Workers Compensation Research Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.
Gruber said that lack of transparency was a huge 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.
Gruber is an 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.
"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.
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.”
This is just one more reason why this law should be repealed.
To me, if a bill had to become law by using deceit and trickery to withhold information -- than that law should be repealed.
This is why those conspirators, including Nancy Pelosi, who were involved in getting it passed should be arrested for treason!
And yes, that's just how I see it.
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