Most of us who are Fox News viewers know who Jonathan Gruber is. However, as I learned this week, there are some on the Left who do not know him as the architect of ObamaCare or that he has blatant contempt for the American public as evidenced on the six videos, revealing ObamaCare is essentially a fraud perpetrated upon the American public by President Obama and his administration.
Jonathan Gruber, an American professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was contracted by the White House and portrayed as an objective expert advisor when in fact he was hired to be an advocate to help frame and present ObamaCare in a way that the American public would accept it.
In March 2007, Senator Obama, then a presidential candidate spoke at a Service Employees International Union health care forum, telling his supports of his long- term vision for the American healthcare system is a single payer, everyone in healthcare system,
“My commitment is to make sure that we’ve got universal health care for all Americans by the end of my first term as president. I would hope that we’d set up a system that allows those who can[‘t] go through their employer to access a federal system or a state pool of some sort, but I don’t think we’re gonna be able to eliminate employer coverage immediately. There’s gonna be potentially some transition process. I can envision a decade out or 15 years out or 20 years out.”
Rush Limbaugh stated on his Tuesday radio show,
“The long-term objective for Obamacare is to eliminate employer-provided or employer-based insurance, and to also eliminate, way down the road, the private sector free enterprise insurance industry. The objective long term is to see to it that there’s only one place to go for health insurance and for medical treatment. That’s gonna be everything run by the US government. Business is overwhelmed with healthcare benefits for decades.”
Limbaugh went on to point out that companies have to create entire departments to manage their employees’ healthcare. Government take over of healthcare is very attractive to business—both small and large businesses.
“If you think a company will not choose an 8% off-the-top option payment to the government rather than 14 to 15% that is costing them to provide benefits for their employees, you got another thing coming, with as much pressure and stress on these people as there is to stay open. All of this is by design…”
The government’s going to give them an option to get out of it, relieving them of most of the costs at least. The long-term objective for the Left is there’s only one place to get healthcare for medical treatment and that is the U.S. government—a dream of every true statist and authoritarian government. Once they have healthcare in their power, they can control the population in ways that most people are not cognizant of. Your choices now can be controlled for the good of the collective. And there will have to be rationed healthcare to conserve costs. It is the control, the power, the Left is after.
Fast forward from Senator Obama’s 2007 vision sharing with the SEIU, to march 9, 2011 where Gruber is speaking to the Pioneer Institute’s 2011 Hewitt Lecture about the budgetary impact of federal health care reform,
“The Cadillac tax. Economists have called for 40 years to get rid of the regressive, inefficient and expensive tax subsidy to employer provided health insurance. It’s a terrible policy. It turns out politically it’s really hard to get rid of. And the only way we could take it on was first by mislabeling it, calling it a tax on insurance plans rather than a tax on people when we all know it’s really a tax on people who hold those insurance plans.”
President Obama knew that the American people would not go for a 40% tax on their healthcare in order to insure those who are uninsured. He knew he would not be electable if he explained the truth to the American people. So he gathered the elite, hired Jonathan Gruber to misrepresent the costs incurred as going to the insurance companies, not the consumer.
Jonathan Gruber, speaking at a conference in 2013, tells the audience that,
“this bill was written in a tortuous way to be sure that the CBO (Congressional Budget Office) didn’t score the mandate as taxes…if healthy people pay in so sick people get money, it would not have passed…The lack of transparency is a huge political advantage…call it the stupidity of the American voter..that was critical to get the thing to pass…”
If President Obama writes an amnesty executive order, the healthcare costs to provide healthcare for the illegals would be astronomical. The financial burden would fall on the middle class. And that would be the end of the middle class as we now know it—just like every other communist nation has caused. The statists create an oligarchy by getting into bed with the wealthy, while the middle class is slowly eliminated. In our case it will be due to a shift away from a free market system into an oligarchy. The nation would wind up with the very wealthy intact and the lower classes struggling. This is the Left’s political model and Obamacare is the conduit to the shift. And Jonathan Gruber was the architect of this deception.
All of # GruberGate in Two Minutes.