This past weekend the mainstream media just “stumbled” across the Jonathan Gruber video tapes. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor, one of the architects of the very unpopular and very unaffordable Affordable Care Act, admitted in a series of video tapes that the only way Obamacare could pass into law was by deceiving the American people. The video tapes were created in 2013 as Gruber delivered lectures and presentations. To the mainstream media’s discredit, the alternative media has been reporting on Gruber’s pack of lies since July of 2013. A total of five tapes have been revealed with potentially more to be released.
For those who have not paid attention, or have relied on the mainstream media for their news, here is what the five video tapes revealed.
The reporting goes as far back as July 30, 2014 when Breitbart covered court challenges to Obamacare and Gruber lied to defend the Act when he said (on tape) the availability of subsidies in the federal exchange. This issue is at the heart of a case currently before the US Supreme Court.
Finally, this past weekend, the Associated Press carried the news for the first time. On November 13 the Washington Post published a guest opinion piece by Charles Krauthammer. Other than that – silence. The alternative media including Breitbart, The Daily Caller and others have done the job the mainstream media’s investigative journalists used to do.
Thanks to Jon Gruber’s admission on tape #5, it turns out that Obama was in the room with Gruber when the scam was first proposed. Obama did not object. In evidence from PBS’s Frontline, Gruber discussed the Cadillac tax scam with Obama in the Oval Office.
Although Gruber engaged in adolescent name-calling (“American voters too stupid to understand”, Oct. 4, 2013 and “Call it the stupidity of the American voter,” Oct. 17, 2013) the far more important point is that Gruber publicly confessed that Obamacare was a con job and a scam. Secondly, the mainstream media watchdogs were culpable of gross partisanship in burying the story.
American Commitment, a conservative group, uncovered the Gruber tapes. Using the tapes, Fox News and the alternative media helped to spread Gruber’s participation in the deception used by the administration and senate Democrats to foist the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) on a trusting American public. If it weren’t for the alternative media hammering the details of Obamacare as perpetrated by fraud and endorsed by political elitists, the mainstream media would have never mentioned the story. They have now been shamed into covering it.
It is time to name and shame the media outlets and reporters who are ignoring the Gruber revelations and continue to provide cover for Obama’s unseemly attempts to change America.
Gruber states it was the lack of transparency that helped Obama and the Democrats pass Obamacare. “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 for the thing [ACA] to pass.”
Americans are stupid? The vast majority of Americans knew from the beginning that the ACA could not pay for 32 million more people without raising costs or cutting benefits. The people are anything but stupid.
For his effort, Gruber was paid over $400,000 of taxpayer money. He received additional millions from states for which he served as a consultant on Obamacare.
To the administration and the Democrats, the ends justify the means. This includes lying and deception to pass legislation. Every Senator who voted for this law – and they were exclusively Democrats including Senators Conrad and Dorgan – is culpable. This is who they are.
“The most transparent administration in history,” as Obama would fantasize, has shown its true colors. After six years Obama has never been held accountable for any of his destructive policies, especially Obamacare, that promises ruin for America.