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Obamacare Architect Says “Stupidity of American Voter” Was “Critical” To Passing The Law

Thanks to this sixty-second video clip, we now know why the Obama administration lied about the Obamacare mandate tax and how they BS’d their way to a favorable Supreme Court ruling.

Economist and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber reveals the ugly truth about Obamacare in the long-hidden video above.

“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” Gruber explained to the crowd. “And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.”

“This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes,” Gruber continued. “If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies.”

As you know, the Obama administration long-argued that the Obamacare mandate was a penalty. “It’s a penalty, because you have a choice. You don’t have a choice to pay your taxes, right?” former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters in June 2012.

In his decision, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that the Obamacare “makes going without insurance just another thing the government taxes, like buying gasoline or earning an income.”

Gruber, like every other Obama crony knew the mandate was a tax and they all lied just to see it pushed through.

“There’s things that I wish could change,” Gruber said. “But I’d rather have this law than not.”

The clip of Gruber surfaced online over the weekend. Gruber’s comment came during the 24th Annual Health Economics Conference in December 2013. Jonathan Gruber was a part of a Plenary Panel  discussing the role of economics in shaping Obamacare.

The huge, smelly pile of poop that Obamacare is has a new date with the Supreme Court. The high court will hear arguments on a new lawsuit that aims to invalidate the federal subsidies that make Obamacare viable.

From Talking Points Memo:

At issue is whether the language of the Obamacare statute restricts the premium tax credits to residents buying insurance from a state-run exchange, and prohibits the subsidies on the federal exchange which serves some 7 million Americans in 36 states. A ruling against the White House would blow a huge hole in Obamacare because the subsidies are critical to ensuring that lower-income Americans can afford insurance.

Democrats just got their hinies handed to them because millions of Americans want to see Obamacare done away with for good.

The midterm election exist polls showed overwhelming support for Obamacare repeal. Nearly half of Florida voters said they want to see Obamacare repealed completely or in part. Exit polls in Ohio showed a whopping 52 percent who said Obamacare should be repealed completely or in part.

In Iowa 53 percent want it changed or repealed, while just 38% want Obamacare left alone or expanded.

In New Hampshire, 50 percent are for change or repeal and 47 percent are for leaving the law as is. Colorado’s split was 55 for repeal versus 37 percent who wanted to keep the law in place.

With a new lawsuit aimed at doing away with Obamacare for good, the new Republican majority should force Obama to veto an Obamacare repeal. Television ads in all 50 states showing Gruber’s words–coupled with the reality of insurance rate hikes–should provide all the political clout and cover the GOP needs to force the issue of Obamacare repeal all the way into 2016.


Jerome Hudson

Managing Editor

Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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