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November 13, 2013 - 2:12 pm

Obamacare architect Jon Gruber is back. He continues to admit things that are against the Obama administration’s interests.

TAPPER: “At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and behind the Massachusetts health care plan, RomneyCare as you may know. So Mr. Gruber, Professor Gruber, these numbers are rather disappointing, I would think. Do you think that the administration is going to be able to get the website up and running enough to make the 7 million enrollee projection needed by the spring?”
GRUBER: “You know, I don’t agree with the characterization it’s disappointing. I think they’re basically meaningless. Look, when we open our system in Massachusetts the first month the people could pay premiums and enroll, 123 people enrolled. By the end of the year, it was 36,000. That meant we got .3 percent of the people the first month. By that standard the federal government did great, 1.3 percent of the people the first month. It’s too early to say anything useful. The real deadline we have to focus on is march of next year. That’s when the individual mandate kicks in. That’s when people need to be signed up and what we saw in Massachusetts was a large rush before the mandate kicked in.”

In other words, people will rush to sign up once they realize that they’re stuck between Brosurance/Hosurance/Nosurance and the IRS.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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THE ACA IS MANDATORY AND REQUIRES INFORMATION THAT IS CLEARLY A GOVERNMENT INVASION OF PRIVACY.
Why no constitutional challenge on the 4th Amendment?


37 weeks ago
37 weeks ago Link To Comment
If the penalty is only $95 or 1% of your gross income, whichever is greater, both would be less than actual premium people must pay. And the penalty can really only be deducted if you get a refund so....how is it really a bad thing for people to not buy insurance?
37 weeks ago
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Chris, What makes you think they'll stop there? If they don't get the response they want from the lab rats, or the Serfs, formerly free citizens of America, if you prefer, they'll just up the voltage on the anal probes, they stuck up everyone's #@% with PPCA. If the President can alter/disregard/delay provisions of the law just because he says so, what makes you think he can't change the tax to say 100% of your income over $14,000 and jail indefinitely those who openly defy the law as an example to the sheeple to behave while they're being sheared. PPCA was never about improving health care; it was always about control of the economy and people, and theft of the nation's wealth. And you're wrong about the premium price versus $95 penalty too. You're either incredibly naive and poorly informed or you're a troll. Probably all three.
37 weeks ago
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FYI, PPCA Penalty Tax in 2016 is $695 or 2.5% of income whichever is MORE. Make $50K per year? Pay $1250. Of course 2.5% was on the presumption that a majority of serfs comply but if they don't there is nothing stopping the penalty tax to be increased to the point of real pain. Now for $1250, I'm sure you can get a nice Bronze plan that has a $50K cap on what you pay up front in medical costs before Obama starts to pay for your healthcare with OPM (i.e. Other People's Money). If it's not called the 50K-50K Plan, it should be.
37 weeks ago
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"there is nothing stopping the penalty tax to be increased to the point of real pain"

I disagree. Under the majority opinion in the Sebelius case, once the tax is increased to the point of pain, it ceases to be a "tax" and becomes a "penalty", and the whole scheme collapses as unconstitutional, since it can't be sustained under the Commerce Clause.

Obama done got himself a real dilemma here.
37 weeks ago
37 weeks ago Link To Comment
It could be really bad, if you work under the table, because then you will be on the IRS radar....
37 weeks ago
37 weeks ago Link To Comment
pretty bad actually. whether it costs you money or not, the IRS will have a record of non-compliance forever. of course they will never use it against you. would you like to invest with a nice nigerian prince?
37 weeks ago
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Sign up now at Thugs R Us.
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