Wow. If you needed any more proof that Jonathan Gruber was an arrogant asshat, this video should just about seal the deal for you. This is the 5th video that has surfaced showing Gruber, one of the Obamacare architects, speaking in less than glowing terms about his fellow citizens. The first four mainly covered the people who Gruber and the Democrats were using to get Obamacare passed. He called them “stupid American voters” and told audiences that the government had, in effect, lied to ensure the bill would pass. He also admitted that lying was the most effective way to get legislation passed.
Now in the 5th video he finally attacks the people who wouldn’t believe his lies. In 2011 Gruber was appearing before a Vermont legislative panel when one of the panel members read a letter warning Vermont about the dangers of adopting a program like Obamacare.
Oddly enough the letter warns that Obamacare would lead to…
Coercive mandates, Ballooning costs, Increased taxes, Bureaucratic outrages, Shabby facilities, Disgruntled providers, Long waiting lines, Lower quality care, Special-interest nest-feathering, and Destructive wage and price controls.
Gruber thought these concerns came from “adolescent children,” but all of them seem pretty accurate now, don’t they? If it sounds now like the letter was written from a wise intellectual… it’s because it was. The letter was written by former Vermont state Senator and policy adviser to President Reagan, John McClaughry. He’d written the op-ed just a few weeks before the committee meeting and this is what he had to say after viewing this video and the others that have recently come to light showing Gruber’s arrogance.
“No one should trust this man. … Based on the rest of the stuff that’s come out on the videos, nobody can trust this guy. He has no use for transparency, he thinks people are stupid, and he’ll do anything to get this thing through and pocket his $400,000. That’s not in the interest of the people of Vermont,” McClaughry said.
The esteemed former state senator also said he wasn’t offended by what Gruber said, though he did think it was unprofessional.
“Gruber could have said, ‘I think that’s an unduly pessimistic view of the matter. We can do better than what that person projects.’ That would have been alright, if predictable.
And responding to the laughter from the committee members in the video,“The people who laughed aren’t going to be laughing when it’s over, if we ever get to the unfortunate implementation of this. … He’s not playing straight with the American people or Vermonters.”
Only liberals can know they’re lying (as Gruber has repeatedly admitted) and laugh when someone speaks the truth. It’s an amazing talent, no?
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