Where in the world is Jonathan Gruber?
Human Events asked that question towards the end of October and now that the Supreme Court is taking up Obamacare again in the case of of King vs. Burwell, Gruber's absence from the public eye has become even more noticeable. Gruber, one of the architects of Obamacare along with Ezekiel Emanuel, at first vociferously denied that the Obamacare law as written by Congress intended for the subsidies only go to states who set up their only health exchanges. However, his own words stating that was indeed the case came back to bite him last July and he has remained out of the public view ever since. Business Insider explains the case as it returns to the Supreme Court as we can see why Gruber's absence, with the aid of the conveniently incurious Mainstream Media, might have to extend until late next June when the high court delivers its ruling:
The plaintiffs in the case argue the way the law was written does not allow for subsidies to be provided by the federal government, pointing to a statute that says subsidies should be issued to plans purchased "through an Exchange established by the State under Section 1311" of the Affordable Care Act. Section 1311 establishes the state-run exchanges. But plaintiffs say the law does not permit subsidies in federal exchanges, according to Section 1321 of the law.
And that is exactly what Gruber affirmed in the video above. Another reason why Gruber might remain long absent from the public scene is this highly embarrassing video that surfaced yesterday in which he brags about deceiving the public via lack of transparency on the Obamacare bill.
You can't do it politically. You just literally can not do it. Transparent financing...I mean this bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes the bill dies. Okay so it was written to do that. ....Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever but basically that was really really critical to get this thing to pass...
Wow! Thanks for your complete openness, Jonathan, about fooling the American voter via lack of transparency. However, don't worry. The MSM can be counted on to remain mum on your blatant bragging about the benefits of Obamacare political deception.
Exit Question: If the Supreme Court rules in favor of King, will the plaintiff send a thank you gift basket to Jonathan Gruber?