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Obamacare Architect: We Passed the Law Thanks to the ‘Stupidity of the American Voter’

Nov. 10, 2014 9:47am Zach Noble
 

One of the architects of Obamacare said the law was written in a deliberately “tortured” way and relied on the “stupidity of the American voter” to ensure its passage.

 

In a newly unearthed 2013 clip, Jonathan Gruber, the MIT health economist who helped craft parts of the Affordable Care Act, got fairly candid about the tactics used to get the Affordable Care Act passed during a panel at the Annual Health Economists’ Conference last year.

 

“This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure [the Congressional Budget Office] did not score the mandate as taxes,” Gruber said in one 52-second clip. “If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. OK, 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.”

 

Gruber then trumpeted the value of a “lack of transparency” — and called American voters stupid.

 

“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” Gruber said. “And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really really critical for the thing to pass.”

 

Better for the American people to be saddled with a law they don’t understand, Gruber claimed, than for them to understand the law and rally against it.

 

“Look, I wish … we could make it all transparent,” Gruber said, “but I’d rather have this law than not.”

 

UPDATE: The original video that contained Gruber’s comments was deleted from YouTube on Monday morning.

University of Pennsylvania officials did not immediately comment to TheBlaze on why the video was taken down.

 

 

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This story is all over the social media networks. Unless someone downloaded the video before it was removed from youtube, you will not be able to view the video.

 

Ok, looks like youtube has not removed it so here it is:

 

 

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It is our fault for voting for them and allowing them to have this power , and also we need to teach more to the younger next generations

so they understand what freedom truly is .

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This is what happens when uninformed voters cast their votes!!   :butt-kicking:

AND uninformed representatives who didn't take the time to read/study it!   "Have to pass it to find out what's in it!"

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Thanks Hooter and TGranny....We still have to wonder what fairyland the ''zerO'' voter's will be off chasing Butterflies in some fairytale this election...

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Ahhhh

It hurts when the truth kicks you square in the a$$ doesn't it.

Lets face it. We heard the wicked witch of the left say.

" We wont know whats in it till we pass it"

And it still got voted in.

 

YES YES YES

I would definitely call that stupid. 

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"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first."~ Thomas Jefferson


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It is not the people that are stupid but our lawmakers who went against the will of the people to vote for the passage of this bill.

Or perhaps they are not stupid but just the tools of a nefarious group determined to lie and deceive their way to the destruction of our country?

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Only Democrats voted for it! Yep, really stupid people. Every one of them should have been voted out...but many were voted back in by...yep...stupid people. No need to say more.

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