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November 10, 2014

Obama Architect Jon Gruber: ObamaCare Law Deliberately Written in "Tortured" Way to Keep "Stupid" American Public From Realizing the Mandate Was a Tax, Or That Healthier People Would be Compelled to Subsidize Sicker People

This was the guy who earlier claimed that the Obamacare law's drafters never intending to apply subsidies only to people buying insurance off a state exchange.

He was later exposed as a liar, because his even-earlier statements made it plain that this was in fact completely intentional, as a spur to force states to set up state exchanges.

Now he's caught admitting in 2013 that he's willing to lie in any context necessary to get, and and maintain, Obamacare.

He admits in this clip that the text of Obamacare was deliberately written in a "tortured" way to conceal the fact that the mandate was in fact a tax, because if it were perceived (accurately) as a tax, the American public would not have abided it.

He also admits the law was written in order to hide from the public the fact that the whole point of Obamacare is a forced subsidy from the healthy to the sick -- that is, a tax.

And he's proud of this. He says that given the choice between transparency and no Obamacare, on one hand, and deception and Obamacare, on the other, he'd choose the latter every time.


"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 for the thing to pass."

So the stupid American public has to be lied to in order to get them to do the right thing, by progressives' lights.

And they're proud of lying to the public in this way.

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posted by Ace at 01:20 PM

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