The Obamacare Controversy Grows
By: Bill O'ReillyNovember 18, 2014
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As you may know, M.I.T. Professor Dr. Jonathan Gruber has said some very interesting things about the affordable healthcare law. 

Let's run them down:

Dr. Gruber says in order to pay for Obamacare, you have to impose a new tax on Americans.

He also says the Obama administration did not want to admit additional taxation was necessary, so it hid that part of the equation.

The doctor opines that there was little transparency in the run up to the vote on Obamacare.

And then the M.I.T. professor really lit the fuse, saying that Americans were generally too stupid to figure out what the Obamacare situation really was.

I'll let you decide on the credibility of that statement.

Now, Talking Points applauds Dr. Gruber for telling the truth.

But I also believe he was an active participant in a big con.

So on the one hand, he's truthful.  On the other hand, he's deceptive.

When Dr. Gruber appeared on The Factor last year, he was honest.

From The Factor on Oct. 25, 2013:

JONATHAN GRUBER, M.I.T. Economist: “There is no doubt there is large income distribution in this law, Bill, and you can like it or not. And that's the debate for another day.”

There was also a large distribution of taxpayer money to Dr. Gruber.

About six million dollars in consulting fees.

So self-interest motivated the doctor to keep quiet when he heard this:

BARACK OBAMA, 2009: “No matter how we reform healthcare, I intend to keep this promise: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor.  If you like your healthcare plan, you will be able to keep your healthcare plan. ((EDIT)) Coupled with comprehensive reform, this could result in our nation saving over $2 trillion over the next 10 years, and that could save families $2,500 in the coming years – $2,500 per family.”

What the president did there with the 2,500 bucks stat was compare the average cost of health insurance now to what it might have been, years from now with no Obamacare.

That's called comparing apples to mythology.

The cold truth is, most working Americans are paying more for health insurance under Obamacare, while millions of other Americans are getting free health insurance.

That's the way quasi-socialistic programs work.

There is no question this whole Gruber deal has been a major embarrassment for President Obama, and the folks are backing away from the affordable health care law.

According to a recent Gallup poll, only 37% currently like it. 

If the Republicans manage to elect a president in 2016, Obamacare is likely to be repealed.

But even before that, Talking Points believes the Supreme Court will strike down major parts of the law.

And part of the reason I believe that is because Dr. Gruber has exposed what some judges might consider a fraud.

Believe me, the Supreme Court is taking notes.

And that's the memo.