Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Washington Post called Jonathan Gruber the Democrat "party's most influential health-care expert"

Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economist that said that Obamacare had to be made deliberately deceptive, in order to be passed, was considered the most influential expert of the Democrat Party in 2007.   This was no self promotion, but a pronouncement by one of the most influential and prominent of the old media outlets, the Washington Post:
On the other side was an economist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who has become possibly the party's most influential health-care expert and a voice of realism in its internal debates.
In a precursor to the recent revelations that Gruber aided in the administration's deliberate deception of the American public, the article in the Washington Post goes on to quote him:
"Plans which minimize the disruption to the existing system are more likely to succeed than plans that rip up the existing system and start over," said Gruber, who has consulted with the three leading Democratic campaigns about their health plans. "It doesn't take a genius to see that. That's not to say that plans ripping it up wouldn't be better -- I just think they're political non-starters." 
This contradicts the story that the Obama administration and Nancy Pelosi have been pushing, that they did not know Jonathan Gruber, and he did not have much to do with Obamacare.

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