Flashback Video: Jonathan Gruber – The Architect Of ObamaCare – Caught In Another “Speak-O”
Guess Post by Mara Zebest
On Friday, Obamacare architect Jon Gruber claimed to be at a loss as to why he said in 2012 that the Obamacare subsidies were directly tied to the state exchanges. He said he must had made a “speak-o.”
Well, now there’s another video clip from Jonathan Gruber—the Architect of Obamacare—at a September 27, 2012 Press Conference making the same claim:
Highlights of the video include the following incorrect and misleading premises:
At the start of the video, Gruber claims that the American health care system was flawed from the start since anyone who didn’t have insurance was unable to obtain health care. False! Gruber ignores another option for a free market in which people can choose to work directly with doctors. Not everyone wants insurance.
At the 1:45 minute marker, Gruber does his own imitation of the “If you like your health care you can keep it” lie.
At the 2:00 minute marker, Gruber describes RomneyCare (and by extension Obamacare) as a Three-legged Stool:
First leg: Insurance market reforms that allows for pre-existing conditions. Gruber admits that this would cause insurance companies to go out of business (thus an implied pathway to single-payer system—the Government as the only option). Gruber sounds an awful lot like Saul Alinsky here in which he’s orchestrating the “willing” execution of insurance companies. The Alinsky quote is as follows:
“I feel confident that I could persuade a millionaire on a Friday to subsidize a revolution for Saturday out of which he would make a huge profit on Sunday even though he was certain to be executed on Monday.”
Second leg: Individual mandate to get the healthy and sick together in the same pool. Gruber admits that it is unreasonable to mandate insurance for people that cannot afford it which leads to the Third leg.
Third leg: Subsidies!
The only problem with a three-legged stool model is it all falls apart if just one leg is knocked out!
At around the 3:20 minute marker, Gruber claims RomneyCare—the model for ObamacCare—is a great success. Too bad Gruber ignores the skyrocketing healthcare prices and long wait times in Massachusetts… and now occurring nation-wide.
Everything Jonathan Gruber is selling sounds a lot like the message from Saul Alinsky. An Alinsky interview here discusses how a society needs to be disorganized before it can be reorganized:
In another fascinating interview with William F. Buckley Jr.—Saul Alinsky admits he would rather steal from citizens than be given charity.
Obamacare does both in that it disorganizes the greatest healthcare system in the world to replace it with a model that steals the power from citizens and gives the power to the Alinsky-ite tyrants of the world.