I must admit that I’m surprised that this and that mainstream media station have started to pick up the story of embarrassing revelations about ObamaCare by its chief architect, MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber. I thought that it would live and die on Fox News, but apparently not.
One thing that you can be sure of is that Congressional hearings will result (Bi-Partisan joint Senate and House style hearings)…as soon as the new Senate is sworn in. One of the first witnesses should be House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). When ObamaCare was railroaded through Congress without a single Republican vote in 2010, Democrats enjoyed a wide majority. Nancy Pelosi was speaker of the House, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid described Gruber as “one of the most respected economists in the world.” Today she doesn’t recall his name. It’s interesting how that happens. Will Nancy be the next Lois Learner?
- Gruber said Americans are “too stupid to understand,” and he even created a comic book to promote ObamaCare to the American people.
- Gruber admitted that the “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 …”
- Gruber admitted that ObamaCare “was written in a tortured way to make sure the (Congressional Budget Office) did not score the mandate as taxes.” He added, “If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies.”
- Another revelation by Gruber that is good fodder for congressional hearings is his admission two years ago that the ObamaCare subsidies were an incentive for states to set up health insurance exchanges.
So Gruber and friends (including the President of the United States) CONSPIRED to lie and deceive the American people as to the true nature of ObamaCare. And they rammed it through Congress at night on a Friday with a partisan vote with Cheerleader Pelosi proudly telling the public that they need to pass the legislation to find out what’s in it.
Republicans have their largest majority in the House in more than 60 years. Even the commanding GOP majority elected to the House in 1946, which passed the 22nd Amendment to establish term limits for the president, along with other landmark bills, was barely as large as the one elected earlier this month, thanks to continued public opposition to ObamaCare…and Gruber’s revelations weren’t public before the elections. Imagine what would have happened to those squeaker elections where a Democrat won if the public knew then what it knows today?
UPDATE: GRUBER’S MILLIONS