[Watch] More Jonathan Gruber Off The Cuff Video About ObamaCare And American Voters

Jonathan Gruber

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 Beacon  found a few more off the cuff and spontaneous video clips of Jonathan Gruber talking about ObamaCare.  Interestingly enough, the statements in the “new” clips sound a lot like the “off the cuff remarks” from the first video.  Take a listen.

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And then there was this from Megyn Kelly last night on Fox News.


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Let’s see:

  • 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.”  This little loophole is now described as a “typo.”  (The Supreme Court took a case on this very issue just last week.)
  • “The vast majority of Americans aren’t affected.”  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.   Off the cuff and spontaneous…or WAY too honest.  You be the judge.



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A resident of Flyover Country, Cultural Limits is a rare creature in American Conservatism - committed to not just small government, Christianity and traditional social roles, but non-profits and high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are all long-time interests. In her other life, CL writes romance novels under her nom de plume, Patricia Holden (@PatriciaHoldenAuthor on Facebook), and crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board). In religion, CL is Catholic; in work, the jill of all trades when it comes to fundraising software manipulation and event planning; in play, a classically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives in the Mid-Mississippi River Valley with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs.