The Daily Caller has a great post with a clip from one of the ObamaCare architects spilling the beans on the dirty tricks used to hoodwink America while forcing the takeover of healthcare on the public. But the article emphasizes only part of what was said. The brief clip shows this cocky professor very candidly proclaiming at least three damning admissions about the process of deception.
Jonathan Gruber, technical consultant to the creation and process of ObamaCare, was captured during a panel discussion lauding the “lack of transparency” of the bill:
This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. Okay, so it’s written to do that. In terms of risk rated subsidies, if . . . you made explicit healthy people pay in and sick people get money—it would not have passed. . . . 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. . . . Look, I wish Mark was right that we could make it all transparent, but I’d rather have this law than not.
First of all, “lack of transparency” when done by design is not “lack of transparency.” It’s fraud. It’s outright deception. This makes it doubly sick that he speaks of “the stupidity of the American voter.” It was not stupidity. It was being hoodwinked by a parade of bureaucrats and legislators, one of whom has now openly admitted that they lied to both the American voter and the government agency in charge of accountability.
And look at what the lies were about: taxation and socialism. The first admitted lie is that the mandate was a tax. We knew this from the beginning. We all knew that the liars knew this from the beginning too. Now one of them tells us they did. So, the lie was “critical” to getting it passed.
The second admitted lie is about the element of direct wealth transfer. You can’t call socialism socialism. You can’t call the redistribution of wealth the redistribution of wealth. We all knew it was this, but it was purposefully written in obscure, befuddled, evasive language for the purpose of playing stupid and deception. We all knew it, and we all knew they knew it too, but we could do nothing about it the time.
Well, if it’s worth anything at this point, this type of admission could be a very useful tool in a repeal campaign. If these newly “victorious” Republicans are at all serious, they will target repeal of ObamaCare immediately, highlighting the angle “we were lied to” and “fraud against the American people.” Obama would veto it, of course. But enough pressure could be mounted during an override effort that a few more Senate seats could be taken in ’16.
The point about Republicans being serious is, of course, a big “if.”