Flashback - Gruber Brags About Duping the CBO: ‘Lack of Transparency Is a Political Advantage’
2014: Obamacare Architect Brags About Duping The CBO — ‘Lack Of Transparency Is A Political Advantage’ (The Daily Caller)
Jonathan Gruber, one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act, stated during a 2014 panel discussion that a “lack of transparency is a political advantage” and bragged about writing the bill with the goal of fooling the Congressional Budget Office, setting the stage for Obamacare’s eventual passing.
“This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes,” Gruber flatly stated. “If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies.” (RELATED: The CBO Made A 24 Million Person Mistake When It Scored Obamacare)
“So it was written to do that. In terms of risk rated subsidies, if you had a law which said healthy people are going to pay in — it made explicit that healthy people pay in and sick people will get money, it would not have passed.”