A videotape of Obamacare architect, Jonathan Gruber has gone viral boasting about the huge political advantage of lying to the American people in order to get the legislation passed.
The admission was made during the 2013 the Annual Health Economists’ Conference at the University of Pennsylvania.
“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.”
Published to Youtube on Nov 7, 2014 by AmericanCommitment
Forbes, Avik Roy
In fairness to Gruber, American voters are not the only people whose intelligence he questions; elsewhere in the discussion, he describes New York Sen. Chuck Schumer (D.) as someone who “as far as I can tell, doesn’t understand economics” and calls a staffer for Sen. Olympia Snowe (R., Maine)—presumably William Pewen—an “idiot.”
Representatives of the Leonard Davis Institute tried to pull the video of Gruber’s remarks, but they were too late. Phil Kerpen and others had already clipped them for public consumption….
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In other words, these evil Communist scum bucket elitists knew from the beginning that Americans would rebuke this legislation so they lied to us to get it passed.
This is why no one read the bill. No one cared to read it. They just wanted it passed and the American people be damned.
As many have said repeatedly, Obamacare was never about healthcare for the uninsured, it is about power and a money grab.
Those of us who saw through the lies and tried to get the word out were ridiculed, lambasted, accused of being racists, extremists and silenced.
Even though we are now vindicated, thanks to the truth, the spin continues.
Snopes, the internet propaganda arm of Progressive elites, immediately went into spin control in their post entitled, Obfuscatedcare, “When the quote began to circulate in November 2014, many people mistakenly believed the comments to be recent (they were not), and others said PennLDI removed the clip due to the political controversy.”
Snopes linked to an article at RARE that made no mention of the date of the conference nor did the article once infer that Gruber’s admission occurred recently.
See video in its entirety below: