Wednesday, November 19, 2014
MIT Professor and Architect of Obamacare, Jonathan Gruber Admits That Obamacare Needed A "Lack of Transparency" to be Passed
Professor admits that Obamacare would have never passed had it not been for the "stupidity of the American voter" and there was full transparency about the law
by Larry Simons
November 19, 2014
A video that has surfaced on November 7 reveals what we as liberty lovers and Constitutionalists have known all along, that the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, is a monumental lie and that it was with the utmost deception that the law was passed.
In the video, MIT professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber pulls no punches as he fully discloses that in order for the law to be passed, a "lack of transparency" was "critical" [his words] to deceive the "stupid American voter".
The clip, from October 2013, shows Gruber on a panel discussing the strategies of the Obamacare law and the fact that the bill was written so that the Congressional Budget Office [CBO] would not score the individual mandate [to purchase Obamacare] as a tax. Gruber explains that if the mandate was written as a tax, the bill would die. Odd, since the Supreme Court eventually voted to uphold the individual mandate through its taxing powers [hence, a tax].
Gruber then says this:
"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.”
Here we have the architect of the Obamacare law openly admitting the law was passed based on a monumental lie. Interestingly, the fact that Gruber openly admits that the lack of transparency was "critical" to getting the law passed is ironic to say the least, since Obama announced in February of 2013 that his administration is the most transparent administration in history.
On February 14, 2013, Obama said this:
"This is the most transparent administration in history. I can document that this is the case. Every visitor that comes into the White House is now part of the public record. Every law we pass and every rule we implement we put online for everyone to see."
This statement should now go down in the annals of time as his second biggest lie ever, only outdone by his now famous lie, "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it", which was PolitiFact.com's Lie of the Year for 2013.
This admittance by Gruber should be all that is required for the ACA law to be overturned by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has already agreed to hear a challenge to Obamacare in 2015 that will determine if the wording of the ACA limits insurance tax credits only to those who live in states that have set up their own exchanges.
So far, only 16 states have set up their own exchanges. This means that if the Supreme Court rules against IRS tax credits, the ACA will collapse because only in those 16 states will low and middle income people will receive subsidies to help pay their premiums, which will not provide enough cash to help the people the law was designed to help.
This will be a very important case because it will be entirely about ambiguity within the written law. The written law states that in order to get the tax credit, the states have to set up the exchanges. Next year the Supreme Court will rule on the wording of that statute. If they rule in favor of the literal meaning of the statute, they will have no choice but to rule against IRS tax credits and Obamacare will crumble.
Gruber stated that the law was written so that the individual mandate would not be a tax, because the law would not pass if that were the case. But we all know that the Supreme Court ruled the mandate constitutional based on their taxing powers. So, the actual law was written so as not to be a tax, but the Supreme Court ruled it is.
The only conclusion to make from this is that the drafters of the ACA have duped the Supreme Court justices. For that alone the Court should rule against the tax credits because if they make their decision based on literal terminology, as they should, the law will be killed.
As stated earlier, those who truly understand the Constitution knew from the start that Obamacare is a colossal lie and hoax. The fact that an Obama administration technical consultant came out an openly admitted the law was written to deceive gave all liberty lovers an early Christmas.