Keller @ Large: Voting For Your Self-Interest Doesn’t Make You Stupid

November 12, 2014 1:00 PM
Keller @ Large: Voting For Your Self-Interest Doesn’t Make You Stupid
" BOSTON (CBS) – Perhaps you’ve heard by now about the remarks made by MIT economics Prof. Jonathan Gruber, a key architect of Obamacare and the Massachusetts health care reform it was based on, in which he acknowledged that the federal health reform law was written to disguise how it worked.

In the video, Prof. Gruber admits the federal law’s authors wanted to somehow hide the fact that “healthy people pay in and sick people get money” because if that were known “it would not have passed…. call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical to get the thing to pass.”

Once again we see the accuracy of writer Michael Kinsley’s observation that the definition of a gaffe is when a politician tells the truth.

Gruber’s comments were foolish and arrogant, an indictment of the legislators who voted for Obamacare, and not the first time he let his hubris off the leash "

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