Jonathan Gruber. His words should be the nail in the coffin for this shoddy, worthless law known as the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare.” It should be the iceberg to the S.S. Obamacare, but is it? Here is some of what he said, most of which you probably heard, as the Daily Caller reports.
“Obamacare was written in a tortured way to make sure the CBO did not score the mandate as taxes.”
Essentially telling us, he helped intentionally mislead the Congressional Budget Office, and the people, so the Affordable Care Act would be passed by the Supreme court. He also chose to insult you and I, the American voters and taxpayers, as if his deceptive practices were not enough.
The Washington Times reported on this blunder that was the second of several videos surfacing of the “Obamacare architect’s” insulting rhetoric. The architect we paid over $5 million for his deceptions and insults.
“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 to pass. … Look, I wish … we could make it all transparent, but I’d rather have this law than not.”
Come to think of it, he is one of several “Obamacare architects.” At one time, Robert Creamer was, and at least two other representatives or senators of Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts plan were another. That plan that was different in a lot of ways, one in which was the fact it was a state initiative and not a federal.
Even so, that has now officially failed and is headed to the junkyard of failed utopian progressive ideals, according to Politico.
Although, the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, has been on a path of failure for a while now, it has yet to be repealed. Promise after promise of $2,500 savings that turned out to be grossly inaccurate. The website that was ready for prime time on December 1, did not come to pass, according to the Inquisitr. In fact, it is still having problems a year into the Affordable Care Act’s roll out, despite heavy opposition pointing out that most of this would happen.
In case all of this national news and commentary seems too distant, and therefore does not feel like reality, there is one town in the state of Pennsylvania that has been feeling the pinch of the Affordable Care Act’s failures. In Nazareth, Pennsylvania, the healthcare budget has skyrocketed since “Obamacare” kicked into full gear.
The borough saw an over 40 percent increase in healthcare costs that directly effect the local residents. In fact, the Nazareth council explained in two council meetings that under the Affordable Care Act, the borough saw the largest single healthcare increase in its history.
They further explained that the Affordable Care Act actually made you pay up to $5,000 out of pocket. A single council member explained that the company he worked for pays $1,000,000 more for their healthcare since the act was implemented.
The entire council expressed their disgust with the “Affordable” law that President Obama passed. They explained that with competition, in which they already gathered the information, that Nazareth could have a suitable plan for $105,000 less than what “Obamacare” costs.
The problem inherent is that the new “affordable” healthcare cost is fixed and must have an arbitrator and meetings to have any impact because no changes can be made without union negotiations, which are mostly impenetrable.
As Ronald Reagan once said “Government is not the solution to our problems, government is the problem.” Everyone knows, except the zombified, drooling masses who follow leftist/progressive doctrine as it were dogma, that competition grows any business and lowers costs for everyone.
Instead of calling for the “Repeal and Replace” of the Affordable Care Act, as the Big Rs are saying, “Repeal and Repeal” the Affordable Care Act and various regulations.
Healthcare is not suffering because government isn’t involved enough, but because it’s involved too much. Ever since FDR tinkered with healthcare in the 1930s, we still have not come out of that coma. The same people create the problem, turn around and offer you the solution. it’s no different than how we approach other areas of the country, such as immigration.
Big D: I don’t like our immigration system, let’s create more laws.
Big R: I don’t like illegal immigration. Let’s create more laws.
They never modify or repeal laws, they just slather on more, like a fat kid heading back to the buffet while he still has food on his plate. They keep loading up on more laws and more bills, to the point they forget what their first course or law read, or was.
At some point we have to ask the question “when is enough enough? How many lies must the American people swallow before the nausea overcomes us. Not only must we ask, but we just answer. We need to elect/hire those who will, and if they will not, we need to take it into our hands.
We are absentee employers. Our perpetual sick day has allowed the employees to run amuck. It’s time we held their feet to the fire.
Go to council meetings, or even try to attend state meetings. Call them out. Protest. The American people, the employers, better wake up soon. The squatters rights our employees are gaining will eventually put us out of business. The going out of business sale will include our rights, life, liberty, and the ‘pursuit’ of happiness. Half off? Free?