Third Gruber Video Surfaces, House Considers Having Him Testify

If Jonathan Gruber, a main architect of Obamacare, simply spoke inappropriately and regrets those comments, how does he feel about the second, and now third, videos?

(Daily Caller) A third video has surfaced of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber bragging about pulling the wool over the eyes of the American public in order to help implement Obamacare.

“It’s a very clever, you know, basic exploitation of the lack of economic understanding of the American voter,” Gruber, an economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said during a speech at the University of Rhode Island in November 2012.

He was discussing what is known as the Cadillac tax and how it came into being.

This is certainly not as bad as the previous videos, but it does paint him, and, quite frankly, those who where pushing to pass the Affordable Care Act, in a bad light, since it once again looks to treat Americans shabbily. And the House might want a word with Gruber

(Washington Post) Congressional Republicans seized Wednesday on controversial commentsmade by a former health-care consultant to the Obama administration, with one leading House conservative suggesting that hearings could be called in response as part of the GOP effort to dismantle the law in the next Congress and turn public opinion ahead of the 2016 election.

“We may want to have hearings on this,” said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), an influential voice among GOP hardliners and a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, in an interview at the Capitol. “We shouldn’t be surprised they were misleading us.”

More importantly, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Al), who is slated to the be the chairman of the budget committee, is also interested in having Gruber testify, once the GOP takes over during the next session in 2015.

Meanwhile, Nation Journal’s Ron Fornier admits that Obamacare is based on a foundation of lies regarding Gruber. Not mentioned are the lies like

  • “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan”
  • “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor”
  • no federal money will be spent on abortion
  • families will see a cost reduction of $2500
  • it won’t increase the deficit
  • it’ll create jobs (it’s caused lots of jobs to be moved to part time)

Those are just the big, well known ones. The entire thing is based on lies, misdirection, and treating the American people like fools, and passed despite it being unpopular. And it hasn’t gotten more popular over time.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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