February 24, 2015

Gruber’s Money Grubbing

Last summer, it came to light that MIT professor and ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber admitted repeatedly that ObamaCare is built on a foundation of lies and assumptions about “stupid American voters.” Clearly, this arrogance was a pattern for Gruber, as the latest news is that he significantly overcharged for his consulting work. The state of Vermont has done some digging, and discovered that Gruber billed the state for 1,000 hours of research at $100 per hour for his assistants, and an astounding $500 an hour for himself – $100,000 for 200 hours of his time. The state paid out $160,000 so far. In the understatement of the year, state auditor Douglas Hoffer said, “The evidence suggests that Dr. Gruber overstated the hours worked by the RA.” It’s worth noting that the single-payer plan Gruber helped develop, known as Green Mountain Care, was abandoned last December. Nice work if you can get it. More…

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