TRIGGER WARNING: Where it is suggested that getting Obamacare passed involved fraud.
For John, BLUF: It may be a while before you can trust politicians again, if you ever did. Nothing to see here; just move along
From The Washington Examiner♠ we have an item from Reporter Barbara Boland, "Bombshell email release reveals how closely Obamacare 'architect' Gruber worked with White House". That would be MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber, famous for calling the American voter stupid. To the lede:
Obamacare "architect" Jonathan Gruber, an economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, frequently contacted the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services on the healthcare law and how to publicly describe his role, a 20,000-page trove of Gruber's emails released to the Wall Street Journal show.So transparency was out the window, because it wasn't expedient. Diogenes of Sinope seeking for truth, but being lied to by an MIT Professor.
In videos that surfaced this past year, in 2013 Gruber referred to the "stupidity of the American voter" and the "huge political advantage" the healthcare legislation's lack of transparency would provide in getting the bill passed.
I have seen it suggested that the stupid voters who were really fooled were the Democrats in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Is that possible?
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff
♠ There is a similar article in The Wall Street Journal, but there is a paywall. It is here.