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We Passed the Law (Obamacare) Thanks to the ‘Stupidity of the American Voter

“This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure [the Congressional Budget Office] did not score the mandate as taxes,” Gruber said in [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G790p0LcgbI"]one 52-second clip[/ame]. “If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. OK, so it’s written to do that. 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.”
 

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70% of Americans were opposed to Obamacare when they passed it. So the statement that Americans are stupid makes no sense. Had it come to a nationwide popular vote, it would have crashed and burned.
 

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The headline is misleading. The guy didn't say it was passed because Americans are stupid. He said the tortured language of Obamacare was necessary to get it passed because if they had been transparent the "stupid voters" would have demanded that they kill the bill.
 

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I thought it was passed without our legislators reading it, they passed it so they could find out what was in it, so said Nancy Pelosi.
That was actually true, since the law itself doesn't contain most of the details of Obamacare. Those details were filled in later, after it was passed. All the law did was basically create a framework for the unelected bureaucrats to create their own de facto legislation.

ETA: To demonstrate that point, the law itself is about 380,000 words. The regulations written after the fact to fill in the gaps are well over 10 million words so far.
 

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We are stupid... We keep electing the same idiots that have not one bit of our best interest in their interest... It's all about them... nothing to do with us...

So.. let's stop voting the same idiots in election after election...
 

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We are stupid... We keep electing the same idiots that have not one bit of our best interest in their interest... It's all about them... nothing to do with us...

So.. let's stop voting the same idiots in election after election...
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.Albert Einstein, (attributed)
 

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It was passed because insurance companies were losing too many customers who no longer were covered by employer plans and were priced out of the private insurance market. Those same folks were running up too many unpaid bills at hospitals required by law to provide them with emergency stabilizing care. The insurance companies needed to sell policies and the hospitals needed someone to pick up the tab! Who else but the government could saaaave them? :facepalm:
 
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