The controversial MIT economics teacher and Obamacare architect, Jonathan Gruber who recently called Americans “stupid” when it comes to Obamacare, believes that the disastrous Obamacare rollout will be long forgotten and that any problems that linger would not be significant because those “stupid” Americans also have short attention spans, WND reported on Monday.
Gruber made headlines shortly after South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy criticized Gruber, when a new video surfaced showing Gruber admitting that Obama knew it was going to be a problem, and that they all agreed to lie about it. In that video, in which he was being interviewed by Frontline on June 13, 2012, shows that, he admitted that Obama was present in a meeting in the Oval Office along with several experts. They, along with Gruber worked to figure out a way to get credible savings on cost control that the Congressional Budget Office would recognize and score as savings in this law, in order to get it passed based on lies.
WND found the latest video at hapblog.com in which Gruber, in 2013, talks about how the lack of transparency would be a huge political advantage and subsequently mocked the American voters saying their “’stupidity” was necessary to pass Obamacare. Gruber furthermore said in the interview when commenting on the roll-out of Obamacare and said the “the short attention span of the American public” works to President Obama’s advantage. In the interview, Gruber said, “The website will work fine… it’s going to be fine,” Gruber said in the interview. “My worries are political… which is, can people be patient enough and understand that this is a process we measure in months and years not days and weeks. I think the short attention span of the American public works to the president’s advantage, here. I think a year from now when the law’s working, it will be long forgotten.”
The popularity of Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been dropping over the past year to a low of 37 percent according to a recent Gallup poll. The drop in support of the healthcare law is the result of recent revelations of the lies in order to get it passed and as Forbes reported on Monday, Americans are upset that Obamacare has not yielded the health insurance marketplace the president promised. Forbes also reported that as healthcare premiums rise, and as an example, Forbes pointed out that in Indiana, the pre-Obamacare average insurance premium in Indiana was $172, according to online insurance marketplace eHealth. However, by next year, consumers in Indiana will pay three times the amount to nearly $514, on average.
As a result, Sally Pipes of Forbes said, “In early October, President Obama said that the midterm elections would be a referendum on his policies. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) went so far as to predict that Obamacare would be a “winner” at the polls. The voters had other ideas. They sent Democrats packing in eight Senate races. Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu may be the ninth casualty after a run-off later this year. In the House, the president’s party lost 12 seats… voter displeasure with Obamacare is a big reason why.”