In case you were wondering about the contempt your rulers have for you . . .
MIT Economist Jonathan Gruber, who served as an advisor to Obama’s campaign and the Obama White House and is known as the “architect” of Obamacare, said on a panel discussion that Obamacare was crafted in an intentionally deceptive manner to take advantage of the “stupidity of the American voter,” who wouldn’t get what geniuses like Gruber were up to and would therefor allow it to pass.
From his remarks:
This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. Okay, so it’s written to do that. In terms of risk rated subsidies, if you had a law which said that healthy people are going to pay in – you made explicit healthy people pay in and sick people get money, it would not have passed.
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 for the thing to pass. Look, I wish Mark was right that we could make it all transparent, but I’d rather have this law than not.
You see, Gruber knows what’s good for you. And so if you have to be deceived in order to accept what’s good for you, so be it.
Note he’s not even talking about the “you can keep your doctor” or “you can keep your insurance” deceptions. Those were just the most obvious lies.
Think of this statement: Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. Let’s not be so fancy about it. He’s simply saying, It’s good to lie in order to get your way politically.
This is right out of the playbook of Vladimir Lenin, who said “A lie told often enough becomes the truth.” The Left, including those now in power, is not chiefly concerned with the democratic principles that underly our system. It’s concerned with winning and getting its way.
The Left wants to help you, and it will help you, even if it has to lock you in Lubyanka and shove your help down your throat.