Jonathan Gruber is a college professor and one of the primary architects of Obamacare. During a panel discussion in 2013 at the University of Pennsylvania, he was explaining (without teleprompters) the problems in passing the Affordable Health Care law, and the complex drafting of the legislation. He may not have realized he was being taped, and has since apologized for making the remarks, but you cannot unring the bell.
Here is part of his remarks:
This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure [the Congressional Budget Office] did not score the mandate as taxes. 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 healthy people are going to pay in — you made explicit that healthy people pay in and sick people get money — it would not have passed. OK? 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 to get the thing to pass. Look, I wish … we could make it all transparent, but I’d rather have this law than not.
In other words, the American people were lied to, deceived and bulldozed into believing false facts in order to get the bill passed. This…by the “most transparent administration in history.” And, it was important to know that the passage of the bill relied on the “stupidity of the American voter.”
Nothing further needs to be written. Just watch the video imbedded in this Forbes article: