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Obamacare Architect: 'Stupidity of the American Voter' Was Key to Passing the Law

The Daily Signal has unearthed a video that needs to be explained.

In the video, which is from October 17, 2013, Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber admits that “lack of transparency” and “stupidity” helped Democrats pass that law.


Gruber’s admission should be set alongside President Barack Obama’s promise to have all debates regarding Obamacare televised on C-SPAN for the American people to see. As we know now, that never happened. The Democrats negotiated over that bill among themselves, and made deals to get it is passed among themselves, and passed it despite the majority’s objections to it.

Obama’s transparency promise was all a ruse.

In the clip, Gruber goes on at length about how it would have been impossible to pass Obamacare if the American people really knew what it would do. That echoes then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s admission that Democrats would have to pass the bill before the American people could find out what is in it.

“This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure that the CBO did not score the mandate as taxes,” Gruber admits. The Supreme Court decision upholding the mandate did regard it as a tax, at least in Chief Justice John Roberts’ mind.


“If CBO scored the mandate as taxes the bill dies,” Gruber says.

“If you had a law that…made it explicit that healthy people are gonna pay in and sick people are gonna get money, it would not have passed,” Gruber admits.

“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 to getting the thing to pass,” Gruber said. He added that even with all of that deception, perpetrated by his party on a grand scale, “I would rather have this law than not.”


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