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Gruber: 'Obama Told Me to Lie'

Nov. 17, 2014

It just doesn’t stop. Another video of MIT professor and ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber is out. This time, he explains that Barack Obama sought Gruber’s assistance telling lies to obfuscate their so-called Cadillac tax on premium health plans: “The problem is it’s a political nightmare, and people say, ‘No, you can’t tax my benefits.’ … So what we did a lot in that room was think a lot about, well, how could we make this work? … And [Obama] is really a realistic guy. He was like, ‘Look, I can’t just do this.’ He said, ‘It’s just not going to happen politically. The bill will not pass. How do we manage to get there through phase-ins and other things?’ And we talked about it. He was just very interested in that topic.” And that’s just part of how Gruber managed to rake in nearly $6 million doling out health care policy advice – often specifically to Barack Obama. Not bad for a guy who Obama says was “never on our staff” and had a bunch of opinions “that I completely disagree with.” Where do we sign up for that gig?

Oh yeah, and opponents are racist.

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