A third controversial video of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber has surfaced. In this video, taken at a colloquium in 2012 at the University of Rhode Island, Gruber admits that he and fellow Obamacare proponents “exploited” American voters when they passed the controversial law.
Video of the entire colloquium is here.
In the video, Gruber discusses the so-called “Cadillac tax,” which Obamacare imposes on high-quality healthcare plans in order to subsidize other plans.
“It’s a very clever, you know, basic exploitation of the lack of economic understanding of the American voter,” Gruber said.
This comment follows two previously disclosed comments, in which Gruber calls Americans who support Obamacare “stupid.”
Gruber is by no means alone in believing that American voters are “stupid” and must be lied to. Liberal policy wonk Ezra Klein, now editor at Vox.com, admitted that lying in order to get something like Obamacare passed is acceptable.
Klein made those comments in 2009, before Obamacare was passed, saying that liberals had to “put winning first” above being honest to get a healthcare reform law passed. Klein even admitted that liberals have a “sneaky strategy” to get something passed that puts America on the path toward a government-run “single payer” healthcare system.
UDPATE: Here are Gruber’s “exploitation” remarks. Gruber admits not only to exploiting voters, but explains how the exploitation works. Take a look.