And I have saved it too.
Here it is:
You can’t do it (pass the law) politically. You just literally cannot do it.
Okay. Transparent financing … transparent spending. I mean, the, this bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. Okay, so it was written to do that.
In terms of risk-rated subsidies, you get a law which said healthy people are going to pay in, it made explicit that healthy people pay and sick people get money, it would not have passed. Ok? Just like the cal – people transparent – lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, you know, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically, that was really, really critical to getting this thing to pass.
And y’know, it’s the second-best argument. … but I’d rather have this law than not.
The Affordable Care Act’s legitimacy is now indisputable. Without question, it has no substantive legitimacy. On that basis alone, those who choose to ignore and defy it have an airtight defense in fact, if not in law.
Nancy Pelosi infamously said that “we’ll have to pass the health care bill before you can find out what’s in it.”
She should have added, “In the meantime, at least until we pass it, we’re going to deceive you about what’s in it, and we’ll for as long as we can withhold our deception from the American people.”
Fortunately, that wasn’t forever.
Unfortunately, it took 4-1/2 years to learn the truth.
And of course the establishment press pretends it means nothing and ignores it, when it means everything.
UPDATE: So Gruber appeared on MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow show to attempt damage control, which only proves two things:
- First, his lies won’t stand up to any kind of questioning by a legitimate journalist.
- Second, he was pressured to appear in front of a sympathetic interviewer somewhere, ANYWHERE, so the rest of the press, which was on the verge having to be forced to get his comments out in the open or look absolutely foolish, can now pretend that it’s over, no big deal, and not worthy of being exposed to low-information voters.