by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Jonathan Gruber, the Obamacare architect that admitted Obamacare only passed because politicians hid what was in it from the public, is now accusing the GOP of trying to “confuse people” about the law.
Gruber told Boston-area public broadcaster WGBH late Tuesday that the upcoming Supreme Court case which challenges whether Obamacare allows subsidies in federally-run exchanges is, in fact, a Republican attempt to confuse the American people.
“I think this comes to the master strategy of the Republican Party, which is to confuse people enough about the law so that they don’t understand the subsidies they’re getting are because of the law,” Gruber said.
Gruber’s comments are especially ironic in the aftermath of a 2013 video, uncovered by regular citizen Rich Weinstein, in which Gruber explains to a University of Pennsylvania audience that Democrats had to hide the actual cost of the health-care law from the public because of “the stupidity of the American voter.”
“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” Gruber had said.