On Tuesday night, South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy made an appearance on Fox News’ “The Kelly File” to address comments made by Obamacare architect and MIT professor Jonathan Gruber in 2013 about the deliberate devious language Gruber in misleading Americans, and calling consumers stupid about Obamacare that lead to the passage of the controversial healthcare overhaul, Conservative Videos reported. Gowdy’s comments came after Gruber was caught on video stating that the Obama administration went through extreme measures to keep the facts about the legislation from the American people. He also stated that covering up the redistribution of wealth from the healthy to the sick in the legislation that Obamacare is in fact a tax.
In the video, Gruber said, “You can’t do it political… you just literally cannot do it. Transparent financing and also transparent spending and I mean, 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’s written to do that,” Gruber said. “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. 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 for the thing to pass. Look, I wish Mark was right that we could make it all transparent, but I’d rather have this law than not,” said Gruber.
In response, Congressman Trey Gowdy told Megyn Kelly of the “Kelly File”, “I can’t get past the irony to get to the arrogance. The most transparent administration since the continent shifted had to rely on artifice and deception to pass its signature piece of legislation, you can’t make that up. He had to lie to people and then he justified it so I can’t even get past the irony of that to get to the arrogance of him calling our fellow Americans stupid,” Gowdy said. “I would say to the professor… you want to see how stupid the American citizens are? Take a look at last Tuesday night because they rejected you, this bill, and this administration.”
“He has just proved that he is willing to lie… willing to lie because he has the arrogance of thinking that he knows what is best for this country and the citizens and voters do not. So, keep that in mind the next time anybody tries to sell you a piece of legislation that is comprehensive, “Gowdy said. “He insulted the very people who put the president into office, twice. So I would love to hear somebody other than John Earnest to apologize for what this professor said.”