Tag: Jonathan Gruber

Video Tucker Carlson destroys smug central planner who designed ObamaCare

Jonathan Gruber is a perfect example of how unfeeling and dismissive the Central Planners on the left are. You can literally see and hear how much he loathes anyone who dares challenge his law. Never mind it has hurt millions, never mind that it is failing. And of course, never mind that it is nothing but a grotesque power grab by Statists like Gruber

A View From the Beach adds more context to just how awful ObamaCare is

A frequent  Democratic argument is that the number of people who will lose their insurance if Obamacare is repealed is unacceptable, bolstered by a new CBO report which considers the repeal without any Republican replacement. PRINTED IN LARGE, FRIENDLY LETTERS: Don’t Panic Over the CBO Repeal Report.The Sneaky Democratic Politics Behind the Scary New Obamacare Numbers. Don Surber explains why the  Number of people who will lose health care upon repeal is zero

. . . Just remember the figure that 30 million will lose their health care under the repeal is hysterically wrong.

The number is zero.

Congress repealing Obamacare cancels zero health insurance policies.

But it does allow people who do not want the coverage to drop it.

We call that freedom.

Ah freedom, something Gruber does not believe in. Choice and liberty are for the elites, like himself, not for the stupid commoners! Gruber is, like all Leftists a Collectivist. And in his view everyone must be a subject of government. Freedom, to him, and those like him, is an obstacle to his grand vision. President Trump, is no Johnathan Gruber. Consider his executive order on ObamaCare

A textbook example of the bureaucratic mischief that the President’s order seeks to stop is the contraception mandate. Nothing resembling this edict appears in the “Affordable Care Act.” It was the brainchild of HHS apparatchiks and arbitrarily added to the list of “minimum essential benefits” that all health insurance must include, whether sold through Obamacare’s exchanges or offered by businesses to their employees. The damage done by this one regulation, in terms of restricting religious liberty, destroying businesses, and wasting taxpayer dollars, is incalculable. This executive order seeks to prevent further such outrages.

The actual text of the Inauguration Day order consists of six brief paragraphs. Section 1 begins thus: “It is the policy of my Administration to seek the prompt repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148).” It goes on to say that, “pending such repeal,” the Trump administration will make sure that the law is efficiently implemented, but that it will also assure that the myriad economic and regulatory burdens that it places on the nation are minimized. It also indicates that the administration will provide the states with “more flexibility and control to create a free and open healthcare market.”

Section 2 speaks directly to the HHS secretary and the leaders of all other executive branch agencies, charging them to use their authority to delay the implementation of Obamacare in any way that doesn’t conflict with the legal duties of their positions. It pointedly orders them to focus on provisions that would impose fiscal and regulatory burdens “on individuals, families, healthcare providers, health insurers, patients, recipients of healthcare services, purchasers of health insurance, or makers of medical devices, products, or medications.” It tells them, in other words, to take this deadweight off the backs of the voters.

Amen! 

*VIDEO* Jonathan Gruber Testifies Before The House Oversight And Government Reform Committee On Obamacare



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TREY GOWDY

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BLAKE FARENTHOLD

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MARK MEADOWS

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KERRY BENTIVOLIO

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RON DESANTIS

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DOUG COLLINS

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CYNTHIA LUMMIS

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SCOTT DESJARLAIS

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TOM RICE

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*VIDEO* Trey Gowdy Verbally Bitchslaps ObamaCare Architect Jonathan Gruber


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Obamacare Architect Caught On Tape Again Saying Subsidies Are Only Supposed To Go To State Exchanges (Audio)

Obamacare Architect Says Again That Subsidies Were Only Supposed To Go To State Exchanges – Daily Caller

While Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber has brushed aside a video of himself arguing that Obamacare subsidies are only allowable in state-run exchanges as a “speak-o” – or verbal typo – a second audio tape has now emerged of Gruber making the very same comments yet again.

“That is really the ultimate threat – will people understand that gee, if your governor doesn’t set up an exchange, you’re losing hundreds of millions of dollars in tax credits to be delivered to your citizens,” Gruber says in the audio clip, resurfaced by Morgan Richmond and John Sexton. “So that’s the other threat, is will states do what they need to do to set it up.”

Gruber made the comments in a public appearance at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco in January 2012. Gruber’s argument in the clip is even stronger that only state-run exchanges will be given premium tax credit subsidies.

At issue is a phrase written repeatedly in the Affordable Care Act that allows premium tax credit subsidies only for exchanges “established by the state.” Two appeals courts split earlier this week on whether the phrase makes subsidies in the 36 states that didn’t create their own exchanges illegal. Gruber, a chief author of the law, has repeatedly called the cases “nutty.”

But the audio recording is the second to emerge this week that shows that before the lawsuits were brought against the federal exchanges subsidies, Gruber appeared to believe that only states that ran their own exchanges would receive the payments.

In response, Gruber said his comments were a “just a speak-o – you know, like a typo.”

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This is the best GOP candidate?

Well, the self-appointed Czar of the GOP, Ann Coulter is infatuated with Mitt ” I still LOVE Romneycare” Romney

NRO’s Katrina Trinko reports:

“You have seen a lot of candidates look at their biggest vulnerability, call it a mistake, and ask for forgiveness,” Romney continued. “In my case that wouldn’t be honest.”

He affirmed that he believes the health-care program was the “right thing” for Massachusetts then, although he conceded that it hasn’t “worked perfectly.”

“If it hurts me politically, it’s a consequence of the truth,” Romney added. “I am not going to walk away from that. It’s right for states to come up with their own solutions. I doubt other people are going try and follow the one we put together. Maybe learn from our experience. Maybe come up with something better. But the wrong course is to have the federal government impose its will on the entire nation.”

So, it is right for a State to FORCE its citizens to buy a product,but not the nation? OK Mitt, if that is your take, I applaud you sticking with it. It is refreshing to see you STICKING to a position for a change. As for me, and most Conservatives, it is wrong for a state or the federal government to do it!

UPDATE! Hot Air has this from the man who, well, KNOWS about Romneycare

Well, Jonathan Gruber would know, wouldn’t he?  After all, he advised both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama on health-care reform.  In an interview yesterday with Capital New York, Gruber vented his frustration with Romney, claiming that he’s lying about the differences between RomneyCare and ObamaCare:

He credited Mitt Romney for not totally disavowing the Massachusetts bill during his presidential campaign, but said Romney’s attempt to distinguish between Obama’s bill and his own is disingenuous.

“The problem is there is no way to say that,” Gruber said. “Because they’re the same [expletive] bill. He just can’t have his cake and eat it too. Basically, you know, it’s the same bill. He can try to draw distinctions and stuff, but he’s just lying. The only big difference is he didn’t have to pay for his. Because the federal government paid for it. Where at the federal level, we have to pay for it, so we have to raise taxes.”

Not that Gruber is much happier with Newt Gingrich, either.  He claims that Gingrich backed the same kind of system in the past, as did the Heritage Foundation, only to abandon it for political reasons:

Gruber said Republicans were actually less opposed to the mandate, which is going to be under scrutiny by the court, than they were to other provisions of the health care bill, given that the mandate was an essentially conservative idea that had currency with conservative intellectuals in the early 1990s. I asked about the difference between this plan and the kind that was espoused by former House speaker Newt Gingrich back then (and, briefly, in May of this year).

“Zero difference,” he said. “This is, to my mind, the most blatantly obvious case of politics trumping policy I’ve ever seen in my life. Because this is an idea, that four or five years ago, Republicans were touting. A guy from the Heritage Foundation spoke at the bill signing in Massachusetts about how good this bill was.”

Well, Mitt, at least you van say that Newt is as bad as you are on this.

Let me ask again, THIS is the best the GOP can do? I think not!