So, the day after Jonathan Gruber – the MIT economist who was captured on video last October saying that ObamaCare was deliberately written to not be transparent and that American voters are stupid – appeared on MSNBC to explain that those remarks were said at a conference and were off the cuff and spontaneous, our friends at Washington Free BeaconÂ found a few more off the cuff and spontaneous video clips of Jonathan Gruber talking about ObamaCare. Â Interestingly enough, the statements in the “new” clips sound a lot like the “off the cuff remarks” from the first video. Â Take a listen.
And then there was this from Megyn Kelly last night on Fox News.
- The law would not have passed if the Congressional Budget Office had scored the individual mandate as a tax.
- ObamaCare would not have been passed if the law and the process were transparent which is why the law had to be passed to find out what was in it.
- This lack of transparency is a “good” thing as it is a HUGE political advantage.
- “If you are a state and if you don’t set up an exchange, that means that your citizens don’t get their tax credits.” Â This little loophole is now described as a “typo.” Â (The Supreme Court took a case on this very issue just last week.)
- “The vast majority of Americans aren’t affected.” Â Tell that to the people who not only are paying a fortune for health insurance, but the ones who may not be able to find a doctor because physicians are leaving the profession in droves.
And Gruber said these things over and over and over again. Â Off the cuff and spontaneous…or WAY too honest. Â You be the judge.