If so, you may have to wait for a while, because Jake Tapper’s post features a clip from his show yesterday instead (at the time of writing this post), interviewing new Energy chair James Inhofe. Instead, Tapper reports on the emerging video and describes it as not quite providing the smoking-gun moments of the first three. However, Jonathan Gruber’s chat in this case took place ten days before the bill passed in March 2010 and again described ObamaCare as a way to fool the public that government was doing something about cost control, when in fact Gruber admitted that he had no idea whether the bill would control costs at all:
In this fourth video, Gruber’s language is not as stark as in three previous instances, but his suggestion that Obamacare proponents engaged in less-than-honest salesmanship remains.
“Barack Obama’s not a stupid man, okay?” Gruber said in his remarks at the College of the Holy Cross on March 11, 2010. “He knew when he was running for president that quite frankly the American public doesn’t actually care that much about the uninsured….What the American public cares about is costs. And that’s why even though the bill that they made is 90% health insurance coverage and 10% about cost control, all you ever hear people talk about is cost control. How it’s going to lower the cost of health care, that’s all they talk about. Why? Because that’s what people want to hear about because a majority of American care about health care costs.” …
Gruber said the measures in the bill that attempt to lower costs constitute a “spaghetti approach” — throwing everything against the wall to see what sticks. And while preferable to the status quo, Gruber said he could offer no guarantee that any of the measures would work.What are the Obamacare trade-offs
“The only way we’re going to stop our country from being a latter day Roman Empire and falling under its own weight is getting control of the growth rate of health care costs,” he said. “The problem is we don’t know how.” Experts “know what the problem is,” he said. “Our providers are paid enormously high. In the 1950s surgeons are middle class guys like professors…Now they live on the Hamptons, the Cape, they’re like investment bankers.”
Remember how Barack Obama insisted that the bill would “bend the cost curve downward”? Gruber tells his audience at nearly the same time that they have no idea how to do that, and that the bill was the equivalent of spitballing. Don’t forget that at the same time as Gruber’s saying this — in fact, almost exactly the same time — Nancy Pelosi was saying this:[youtube]http://youtu.be/HIVqInMfghA[/youtube]
You’ve heard about the controversies within the bill, the process about the bill, one or the other. But I don’t know if you have heard that it is legislation for the future, not just about health care for America, but about a healthier America, where preventive care is not something that you have to pay a deductible for or out of pocket. Prevention, prevention, prevention—it’s about diet, not diabetes. It’s going to be very, very exciting.
But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.
There was a lot of fogginess in this effort — most of it deliberate.
This video, although perhaps lacking the infuriating smugness and contempt exhibited by Gruber in other venues, might be more of a problem for Democrats. The architect of the bill isn’t just mocking stupidity and celebrating deceit and dishonesty in the process; he’s admitting that the bill itself is just an uncontrolled experiment.
Let’s see… the Grub-meister has now been recorded saying the American people (or, at least, the most gullible, aka “liberals”) are stupid. I don’t know… I think he means it.
Greg’s ears are probably burning.
And now…from freaking C N N – this video from Gruber:
He is disgusting to watch – he KNEW what he was doing. He knew he could not get Americans to support this socialist takeover of medical care, and that damnable bastard says that his job was to lie as much as he needed to fool Americans into accepting this horrible, fascist destruction of medicine.
This is precisely what I am referring to when I say that leftists can NEVER EVER EVER be trusted. They will not tell the truth, and they are so impressed with their self-described intelligence and worth, that they feel absolutely morally entitled to force their ideology upon the rest of us whether we want it or not.
Obamacare is a LIE. It has always been a LIE, and these evil bastards KNEW it would not work as advertised, but it was only important to fool enough “stupid” people to get it in place.
Obamacare must be repealed in toto. This is RICO-like corruption. This is beyond mere incompetence. This is deliberate malfeasance. This is treason. Burn up the phone lines to your representatives. Make them know that anyone who votes against repealing obamacare will be thrown out of office, veto be damned.
Anyone who thinks complying with obamacare isn’t unethical and immoral is a collectivist hack, and should be viewed as an enemy of the concept of individual liberty and freedom of choice. Gruber should be plastered all over the media to show exactly why any vote for any democrat ever is an act of self-enslavement, and the enslavement of your children. It is national suicide to give these disgusting, worthless, lying bastards any amount of political power.
And if you still wonder why the collectivists are obsessed with erasing the right of the citizens to bear arms, you are beyond hope.