Gruber lies his ass of on MSNBC!
Jonathon Gruber who last October referred to the ‘stupidity of the American’ as a key to getting Obamacare passed into law has been on the hot seat for the better part of 36 hours now.
Gruber said during the conference at the University of Pennsylvania also said a lack of transparency and other deceptions to the American public was the only way to get it done. Gruber appeared smug and proud of his blatant deceptions.
Having turned down interviews with several major news outlets on TV and in print opted for the lowest rated program on the second tier cable network MSNBC. Gruber appeared on the Ronan Farrow show and tried to walk back his comments denigrating Americans in general.
"I was speaking off the cuff and I spoke inappropriately and I regret having made those comments."
The conservative group American Commitment released a video of Gruber’s remarks made Oct. 17, 2013 where he implied that passing Obamacare was more important than being honest with Americans.
Gruber said in part:
“This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes. Lack of transparency the huge political advantage And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical to get the thing to pass. Yeah there are things I wish I could change, but I would have this law than not.”
And it was all on tape. Today his confessions to a news super-light weight were shall we say weak as hell.
Gruber: The comments were made at an academic conference, I was speaking off the cuff and I basically spoke inappropriately and I regret having made those comments.
Farrow: But your point that you were making underneath the choice of words was actually quite nuanced. You were saying essentially, correct me if I am wrong, that due to political pressures, the language of Obamacare had to be somewhat opaque and lacking in transparency. Is that correct?
Gruber:This is something we see going back through the Clinton and Bush Presidencies which is that public policies that involve spending is typically less politically palatable than policies that involve doing things for the tax code. It would have made more sense to do Obamacare the way we did in Massachusetts which would be to actually give people money and toss up the cost of their health insurance. That was politically infeasible and so instead it was done to the tax code. That was the only point I was making.
Again this guy should be brought into congress on January 2, 2015 and asked directly how much Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett and the rest of the administration openly lied to the American people.
Enough my friends, enough.