Gruber and the Stupidity of the American Voter

By Boston Herald, Boston Herald - November 13, 2014

MIT economist Jonathan Gruber’s insulting comments about Obamacare and the “stupidity” of American voters, recorded in 2013 but only widely publicized this week, reinforce the wisdom of the Supreme Court’s decision Friday to take up another challenge to the provisions of the Affordable Care Act.


Gruber, if you’ve missed the controversy, admitted to a crowd of academics that the architects of Obamacare (he was one of them) misled Americans to sell the bill. Speaking of the requirement that all individuals must purchase insurance or face a financial penalty, he said the bill “was written in a tortured way to make sure [the Congressional Budget Office] did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. ... ” he said.

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