The Internet is an amazing thing.
OOPS!: This *2010* Huffington Post story lays out how Gruber worked closely with Obama to craft Obamacare deceptions http://t.co/BPhLQyogVu
— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveWorks4You) November 17, 2014
PS: Oh, here’s the meat of the revelation. And by ‘revelation’ I mean ‘something that got reported on in 2010.’ By somebody on the Left.
The White House is placing a giant collective bet on Gruber’s “assumptions” to justify key portions of the Senate bill such as the “Cadillac tax,” which they allowed people to believe was independent verification. Now that we know that Gruber’s work was not that of an independent analyst but rather work performed as a contractor to the White House and paid for by taxpayers, and economists like Larry Mishel are raising serious questions about its validity, it should be made publicly available so others can judge its merits.
Gruber began negotiating a sole-source contract with the Department of Health and Human Services in February of 2009, for which he was ultimately paid $392,600. The contract called for Gruber to use his statistical model for evaluating alternatives “derived from the President’s health reform proposal.” It was not a research grant, but rather a consulting contract to advise the White House Office of Health Reform,headed by Obama’s health care czar Nancy-Ann DeParle, to “develop proposals” for health care reform.
But, sure, Barack Obama didn’t know anything. He never knows anything. The man goes through life every day with his fingers in his ears, his eyes squeezed shut, and screaming LALALALA at the top of his lungs…