It seems everyone wants/needs to trust experts, tenured professors and professionals to determine what is best for them. We also have a tendency to believe our elected representatives. But it seems they cannot be trusted. That trust had little to do with the passage of the ACA (ObamaCare). When it passed, the Democrats had control of both houses of Congress and the presidency - with 60 votes in the US Senate, the GOP could not stop the disastrous ACA from passing. At that time, the only people who needed convincing were the Democrats is the US Congress. (By the way, those Democrats were already convinced, they just needed to work out the details of who gets paid what amount in exchange for voting for this albatross)
The American people aren't "stupid". We knew as much about ACA as President Obama and Rep. Nancy "we have to pass it to know what's in it" Pelosi, which is - to be gentle - not much.
So now we have Professor Gruber happily telling folks that American voters are too stupid to understand the economics of ObamaCare. Of course, again, we know as much or more about economics as President Obama, so I wonder if there isn't some underlying thought process going with Mr. Gruber that makes him direct his insults at the voters? Of course, he does not have to get voters to like or support him, he just needs the politically powerful to pay him - and to heck with the rest.
But Mr. Gruber has done the country an invaluable service - He has outed the political elites with his too stupid message. The voters needed to know that our beloved politicians are much more concerned with obtaining, expanding and retaining power, than they are with the concerns of the American population. They will tell us anything - any lie - and tell it with conviction, just to keep their power. Here is all the evidence you need to know that politicians lie, they do it deliberately - make no mistake, ObamaCare is about power and control.
From one of the "architects" of ObamaCare, Professor Jonathan Gruber.
"Democrats Who Once Praised ObamaCare Architect Gruber Now Can’t Run Away From Him Far or Fast Enough" - ijreview.com, 11/18/14 w/video mash-up from the Washington Free Beacon
Jonathan Gruber, October 17, 2013, video posted by AmericanCommitment Published on Nov 7, 2014
Uploaded on Feb 20, 2011 by TrueNorthReports
Jonathan Gruber, January 18, 2012, video posted by AmericanCommitment
"What’s important to remember politically about this is if you're a state and you don’t set up an exchange, that means your citizens don't get their tax credits—but your citizens still pay the taxes that support this bill. So you’re essentially saying [to] your citizens you’re going to pay all the taxes to help all the other states in the country. I hope that that's a blatant enough political reality that states will get their act together and realize there are billions of dollars at stake here in setting up these exchanges. But, you know, once again the politics can get ugly around this." - Prof. Gruber