FLASHBACK: Obamacare Architect Said ‘Stupidity’ of American Voters Helped Bill Pass (VIDEO)

Democrats are making all sorts of false claims about the Republican-led repeal of Obamacare. But remember when the man who helped create Obamacare said that the “lack of transparency” and “stupidity of American voter” are what allowed the bill to pass?

The Hill reported:

An architect of the federal healthcare law said last year that a “lack of transparency” and the “stupidity of the American voter” helped Congress approve ObamaCare.

In a clip unearthed Sunday, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Jonathan Gruber appears on a panel and discusses how the reform earned enough votes to pass.

He suggested that many lawmakers and voters didn’t know what was in the law or how its financing worked, and that this helped it win approval.

“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” Gruber said. “And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.”

The economist, who helped design a Massachusetts law that inspired ObamaCare, said he wished “we could make it all transparent, but I’d rather have this law than not.”


Funny how the mainstream media quickly forgets that Obamacare was a lie from the start!

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