Obamacare Architect Admits The HealthCare Law Wouldn’t Have Passed If The Truth Was Told

November 13, 2014 0 Comments

After being exposed for his controversial remarks (and ultimately admitting that he regretting uttering those remarks), more clips regarding the architect of the Affordable Care Act has surfaced on the internet. Basically, more rhetoric from Jonathan Gruber, being caught in a Mitt Romney moment, discussing how stupid voters were tricked into supporting a law they would otherwise reject, for their own good. This may not be the best time to brag about this, considering that the health care law is now facing another challenge in the Supreme Court regarding the constitutionality of federal subsidies. But that is just all well and good now. They lied and deceive you for your own good, all in attempt to shelter you from the fact that cost are going to increase forever…

There is also another video of Gruber speaking off the cuff on C-Span, however, the video is extremely long. You can save time by skipping to the 23:51 mark, and I will provide a basic quote of what Gruber really believes this health care law is about:

From C-Span:

Barack Obama is not a stupid man, okay? He knew when he was running for president that quite frankly the American public doesn’t actually care that much about the uninsured….What the American public cares about is costs. And that’s why even though the bill that they made is 90% health insurance coverage and 10% about cost control, all you ever hear people talk about is cost control. How it’s going to lower the cost of health care, that’s all they talk about. Why? Because that’s what people want to hear about because a majority of American care about health care costs.

Here is also another clip regarding spending capping cost:

The problem is if we just say, ‘Look, let’s just cut our spending,’ well, the problem is you’re going to then eat into what the rich guys are getting that they’re liking. And that doesn’t go so well. That’s going to be pretty hard politically. That’s why no one has a politically feasible way right now to bend the cost curve, it just doesn’t exist.” Politicians could suggest capping costs but “you wouldn’t win many elections.”

For the most part, I fully agree with Jonathan Gruber. Most Americans are very stupid. In addition to that, Most Americans don’t understand basic economics. However, is it wrong to refer to these low information voters as ’stupid.’ I don’t personally think so. Is it their fault that they are stupid? That’s pretty hard to say.

In a nation where 25% of Americans believes that the sun revolves around the earth, where citizens have never heard of Obamacare (despite major political battles being fought and the government shutting down because of the law), and where it is cooler to vote for your next American Idol than it is to vote for your elected officials, I would say that we are our own worst enemy. Although, I’m not really mad about the low voter turnout thing. I wouldn’t be fond of the idea of allowing idiots to participate in our electoral process anyway. 

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