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  • This Latest Gruber Video Clip Could Kill Obamacare

    Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber became infamous when videos surfaced showing him saying that it was the “stupidity of the American people” that got Obamacare passed.

    So far, Obama as downplayed Gruber’s devastating comments.

    White Press Douche Josh Earnest called criticism of Gruber’s comments “old political arguments” and said “it’s easier to talk about six and eight- year-old videos” than the success of Obamacare.

    And now, just days before Darrell Issa’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee gets to grill Gruber at a Dec. 9. hearing, a new tape has emerged showing Gruber saying no state exchange means no Obamacare subsidy.

    “If you’re a state and you don’t accept an exchange,” Gruber said, “the means your citizens don’t get their tax credits. But your citizens still pay the taxes that support this bill.”

    “So you’re essentially saying to your citizens, ‘you’re going to pay all the taxes to support all the states in this country,'” Gruber added.

    Gruber’s comment about Obamacare subsidies and state exchanges is at the center of a new lawsuit that’s being brought before the Supreme Court.

    The high court will hear arguments that aim to invalidate the federal subsidies that make Obamacare viable. And Gruber just gave the guys who want to get rid of Obamacare all the ammunition they need.

    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.

    Even with a new majority in the U.S. House and Senate, Republicans can’t realistically repeal Obamacare.

    But the treasure trove of Gruber comments, negative public sentiment toward the law, and a new lawsuit with an airtight argument could be the trifecta that brings about Obamacare’s demise.

    According to a Real Clear Politics average of polls, more than 52 percent of American voters oppose Obamacare.


    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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