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Thank you, Mr. Gruber, for the truth

Once in a while Americans get a great gift, and for this Christmas season, it is Jonathan Guber.  
Guber revealed the basic mindset and magic behind the creation of Obamacare. He noted, “It’s a very clever you know, basic exploitation of the lack of economic understanding of the American voter.”
Yes, a voter who is “too stupid to understand the difference” when it comes to tax credits. In these and many other statements, he has revealed that Obamacare became law through subterfuge.
For example, the Cadillac tax was designed to take advantage of the dislike of corporations politicians have established over the decades. 
He knew that taxing the premiums paid by individuals would be a non-starter, and that taxing health insurance companies, a tax that would be handed down to voters via higher premiums, would be acceptable, even favored by the voters at large. So the Cadillac tax became law.  
“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” he said. “Call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, basically that was really critical to get the thing passed.” He added that they wrote the bill in a “tortured way” to ensure the CBO cost would be below $1 trillion.  
When asked about the predictions and actual outcomes of Obamacare including higher prices, lower coverage, etc., he responded arrogantly, “Was this [question] written by my adolescent children by any chance?”  
Yes, we are stupid, aren’t we? So is the New York Times, which noted premiums are going up by 20 percent, deductibles are higher, options are fewer. Oh, and for those without insurance, the IRS will take their cut April 15.  
Attempts to cast Gruber aside have been nullified by videos of politicians endorsing him as the expert, the architect of Obamacare. This was not a one-time thing, but repeated over and over.
The Tea Party was active when this bill was being debated, and the one concern of members was for our political leaders to “read the bill, understand the bill.” None did. The news media and political folks were busy downplaying and disparaging the Tea Party as everything from imbeciles to terrorists. And Nancy Pelosi was telling us we had to vote it in to law to find out what it said.  
Many knew there was a “rat,” and Mr. Gruber articulated the “rat” more effectively than anyone could. Personally, I appreciate that.  
In addition to the fact that the government has destroyed the trust of many of us, the issue that really concerns me is the lack of interest the mainstream media showed as the law was being developed and debated. They are supposed to be our firewall. They are supposed to investigate and report honestly and fully on issues like this.  
However, most of the media was totally uninterested in doing this investigative reporting. Rather, the mainstream media became an advocate for the program and its supporters.
Instead, it echoed talking points favoring the program and disparaged those who would ask tough questions and want the bill read. But it did keep us up on the trials of the Kardashians.  
Our system of government requires truth, transparency and tenacity of the press, as well as the populace. Without these, we find ourselves with monstrosities like Obamacare, which has just begun to rear its ugly head.