Friday, July 25, 2014

Obamacare chief architect "Baghdad Bob" Jonathan Gruber loses all credibility...

Gruber is claiming he misspoke in the 2012 video where he claimed denying subsidies to states that don't set up their own exchanges was a feature of Obamacare, not a typo.  A second audio of him saying essentially the same thing at a different time has emerged. Gruber is now the Baghdad Bob of Obamacare...
Gruber told The New Republic [after the first video clip emerged] that he had made a mistake.
“I was speaking off-the-cuff. It was just a mistake. People make mistakes. Congress made a mistake drafting the law and I made a mistake talking about it,” Gruber told The New Republic’s Jonathan Cohn. “But there was never any intention to literally withhold money, to withhold tax credits, from the states that didn’t take that step. That’s clear in the intent of the law and if you talk to anybody who worked on the law. My subsequent statement was just a speak-o—you know, like a typo.”
A second recording has surfaced showing Gruber making similar statements about subsidies not being available on federally run exchanges. Asked over email whether those remarks were a mistake, too, Gruber wrote back, “same answer.”

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