Maybe you’ve heard one or two or three of Dr Jonathon Gruber’s insults about the American voter. He doesn’t speak for some of us; some of us have known from the get-go that ObamaCare was a lie perpetrated by liars expert in lying. Thus the Obama administration’s continual reliance on reliable lefty hacks and Low Information Voters. Hey, vote like Beyoncé or Rachel Maddow says. Americans have never given a majority approval to ObamaCare, which was passed by restructuring the Senate regulations of reconciliation, and couldn’t garner a single GOP Senate vote. You’ll note that Nancy Pelosi with her idiotic ‘pass the bill to see what’s in – lost her Speaker of the House role at the next midterm election after the bill passed. If it weren’t for the MSM coverups and lots of Democratic money with their appeal to LIV, not to mention fraud from the IRS and BLS, Obama likely wouldn’t have been reelected. Candy Crowley’s got nothing to be proud of.
Of course, Gruber’s not the only ‘stupid’ talker this week. Joe Biden spoke at a solemn wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington Tuesday and said the correct number of dead Iraq/Afghan vets but totally messed up the number of wounded. That might seem like a small mistake except he had just bragged that every single day he and his staff start the day with a review the daily and total numbers of dead and wounded. http://rt.com/usa/204879-biden-veterans-day-wounded/
Our president was stuck on stupid this week. Donning the silly Dr No costume, patronized by Putin and largely sidelined as unimportant by the other world leaders, Obama continued his juvenile suck-up to non-allies and getting nothing but heartbreak rejection in return. Why does he always sound so naïve when he goes overseas? He sounds like someone from Tiger Beat magazine here, a celebrity president. http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-chinese-president-i-want-take-relationship-new-level_818897.html
Meanwhile the Gruber lies and insults roll on. http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/uncovered-second-video-obamacare-architect-saying-obamacare-fools-stupid-voters
He did it again! On Tuesday’s The Kelly File host Megyn Kelly introduced a second video of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber explaining the semantical manipulation done to fool “stupid” American voters about Obamacare, “Pretty much the same thing but why did it matter? Well you’ll see they imposed a tax, Americans are too stupid to understand to understand the difference.”
Gruber was referring to the so-called “Cadillac tax” on high-end health plans and how it was designed. Instead of taxing policy holders, the plan taxed the insurance companies that offered them and the costs would be passed along to the consumer. He suggested that taxing individuals would have been politically unpalatable, but taxing the companies worked because Americans didn’t understand the difference
Here’s a third video at a different conference, putting a lie to Gruber’s statement that his first insult was badly spoken and off the cuff. http://yidwithlid.blogspot.com/2014/11/breaking-third-gruber-video-about.html Here’s part of the quote:
Until a second Massachusetts hero arose, John Kerry. John Kerry said no-no we’re not going to tax your heath insurance, we’re going to tax those evil insurance companies. We’re going to impose a tax that if they sell health insurance that’s too expensive we’re going to tax them. And conveniently the tax rate will happen to be the marginal tax rate on the income tax code. So basically it’s the same thing we just tax insurance companies they pass on higher prices that offsets the tax break we get into being the same thing. It’s a very clever basic exploitation of the of the of the lack of economic understanding of the American voter.
BTW, US Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC] made an excellent point on the Megyn Kelly Show when he said Americans should run from any ‘comprehensive’ legislation. That is spot on There was no need to destroy our superior healthcare system because it was too expensive for some Americans not covered under an employer plan or elsewhere. Why didn’t we try some modifications such as tort reform or interstate commerce allowance for insurance companies before throwing out the baby with the bath water for an even more expensive healthcare that mostly moves people into Medicaid, soon to be billed solely to states, and giving money for subsidies by taking it from others and messing up the insurance/medical coverage of those taxpayers? The Democrats knew they had to cram this through because Americans would never allow it to pass if they knew.
Megyn Kelly also pointed out that during the ObamaCare debate -such as it was – before its passage, the the MSM and the Obama administration sold Gruber o the public as a trusted and independent academic. Now we learn he’s nothing but a political hack who was conveniently paid more than $400K for his architect role. Hey I can live with being insulted but I object to paying for the insults.
More here: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/392556/another-video-shows-gruber-bragging-about-exploitation-american-voters-stupidity and several good posts here: http://proteinwisdom.com/
You know who does read, understand, explain and loathe ObamaCare? Former NY Lt Gov Betsy McCaughey.I often see her on Varney & Company and she packs a wallop. Here’s her books on ObamaCare: http://www.amazon.com/Beating-Obamacare-Your-Handbook-Healthcare/dp/1621570797/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1415843513&sr=1-2&keywords=beating+obamacare+by+betsy+mccaughey and her 2014 update http://www.amazon.com/Beating-Obamacare-2014-Landmines-Protect/dp/1621572420/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1415843513&sr=1-1&keywords=beating+obamacare+by+betsy+mccaughey