The man called an “architect” of Obamacare said the law had to be deliberately written in a confusing way so it would pass.
Speaking at a panel discussion last year, Jonathan Gruber, with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said preventing people from really understanding what was in the law was necessary to prevent people from trying to stop it.
“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 to get the thing to pass,” Gruber said.
In a video posted on The Daily Caller, Gruber also said seeing Obamacare as a tax increase would have stopped it as well. Watch the clip below.
“This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO [Congressional Budget Office] did not score the mandate as taxes,” Gruber says. “If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. In terms of risk-rated subsidies, if you had a law which said that healthy people are going to pay in — you made explicit healthy people pay in and sick people get money, it would not have passed.”
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SOURCE: CBN News