Video of the Day – Obamacare Architect Credits “Lack of Transparency” and “Stupidity of the American People” for Passage of Healthcare Law

Screen Shot 2014-11-10 at 6.40.35 PMEarlier today, I published a post titled, Inside the Mind of an Oligarch – Sheldon Adelson Proclaims “I Don’t Like Journalism, which zeroed in on the condescending attitude oligarchs and their technocrat minions have toward the general population. I wrote:

 The term oligarch is reserved for those with extreme wealth who also want to control the political process, policy levers and most other aspects of the lives of the citizenry in a top-down tyrannical and undemocratic manner. They think they know best about pretty much everything, and believe unelected technocrats who share their worldview should be empowered so that they can unilaterally make all of society’s important decisions. The unwashed masses (plebs) in their minds are unnecessary distractions who must to be told what to do. Useless eaters who need to be brainwashed into worshipping the oligarch mindset, or turned into apathetic automatons incapable or unwilling to engage in critical thought. Either outcome is equally acceptable and equally encouraged. 

It’s quite timely that those words appeared on the site the same day that a video clip emerged of MIT economics professor, and the architect of Obamacare, Jonathan Gruber, admitting that the legislation was intentionally complex and misleading in order to pass Congress and elicit limited outrage from the “stupid” American public.

The Hill reports that:

An architect of the federal healthcare law said last year that a “lack of transparency” and the “stupidity of the American voter” helped Congress approve ObamaCare.

He suggested that many lawmakers and voters didn’t know what was in the law or how its financing worked, and that this helped it win approval. 

“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” Gruber said. “And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.”

Gruber made the comment while discussing how the law was “written in a tortured way” to avoid a bad score from the Congressional Budget Office. He suggested that voters would have rejected ObamaCare if the penalties for going without health insurance were interpreted as taxes, either by budget analysts or the public. 

The arrogance and destructiveness of this man knows no bounds. Look at how excited he gets, flailing his hands all over the place as he discusses the gigantic deception that is Obamacare.

The full clip can be found on UPenn’s website.

As I have said for years now, these people are sick and dangerous. They are also in power. This needs to change as soon as possible.

In Liberty,
Michael Krieger

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  1. I think a big upcoming theme in this world that isn’t talked about enough is the idea of who benefits from complexity. A complex tax code? Corporations pay no tax. A complex legal system? Rich people can get away with plain robbery. The field of Cryptography studies protocols that only work in a scenario where no parties possess an asymmetric advantage in computational resources (i.e. signing used in bitcoin transactions) I think we really need to think about this concept in its most pure form like cryptography does. Libertarians agree with this, but I think its low hanging fruit to get the mass populous to see that more complexity (in laws or anything) is equivalent to rewards for those with the most resources and hence increases the ever growing wealth gap.

  2. Patrick (Mac) McCoy

    I fully agree with u on this one Michael. The time is nearing where the masses will suddenly realize that they have been duped and then it get’s really interesting.

  3. haha, that guy is horrible.

  4. Doing our best over at ZH to take this video viral Mike. Thanks for your efforts.

  5. Don’t know how you can do it day after day, Mike. At this point I am way past shocked, offended and angry. I feel like I can’t take it anymore. I can’t bear to look at another one of these pompous, psychopathic assholes. You are a tougher man than I.

    • Michael Krieger

      Hi John, thanks man. It can definitely get tiresome, but readers like yourself appreciating the work keeps me going.

    • I second John’s comment, Mike. It’s an amazing job you do here.

      I’ll be sending a lot of ‘lost causes’ to your site. I can’t get through to them in a hour or two debate, but if they see enough pieces of the puzzle as you lay them out, surely a lightbulb will come on for a few at least.

    • Michael Krieger

      Thanks so much! That would be great, I’m definitely trying to compile as much indisputable evidence of the criminal status quo as possible so that I can do my small part in snapping people out of their doldrums. I greatly appreciate your readership and support.

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