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Nov. 11, 2014

ObamaCare Author: ‘Stupid American Voters’

We don’t know what’s more worrying – that one of the authors of ObamaCare admitted he lied to the American people, or that he doesn’t care because, self-government be damned, he knew what was best for the country. In newly uncovered video, MIT professor Jonathan Gruber told an audience at the University of Pennsylvania last year the “Affordable” Care Act had to be written in a way that obscured what the bill was actually about because that was the only way it could have passed. “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” he said. “And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.” This political strategy has been the trademark political move of the Obama administration. They hide information and then call political enemies stupid. Meanwhile, when the video of Gruber’s comments started to gain traction in the Right media, the university took the video down. So much for the free flow of ideas in the ivory tower. More…

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