ACA Architect: ‘Voter Stupidity’ Helped Obamacare Pass



MIT professor, economist and top Affordable Care Act architect is in the hot seat after a new video surfaced that shows him saying the “stupidity of the American voter” was a major factor in passing Obamacare.

On the video, Jonathan Gruber can be seen saying, “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical to getting the thing to pass.”

Roland Martin and the “NewsOne Now” Straight Talk panel (Aisha Moodie-Mills, Hughey Newsome and Michelle Hudgins) discuss Gruber’s remarks, withholding of information about the Affordable Care Act and the subsequent fallout resulting from comments about how Obamacare was passed.

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6 thoughts on “ACA Architect: ‘Voter Stupidity’ Helped Obamacare Pass

  1. Curtis:

    Stop pretending you’re black! The Republicans won by cheating, stealing, and the Koch brothers! And white people keep thinking it’s only black people on welfare, when in fact it has been stated time after time that there are more poor white people, and who are receiving welfare and food stamp benefits. I have seen white people, as well as Hispanic people pay for their groceries with EBT cards! Stop twisting the truth white America!

    • Blacks are 13% of the pop and 39% on gov asst.
      Whites are 67% of pop and 38% on gov asst.
      Yes more whites on GA by number but not per capita when you look at it that way
      Blacks far outpace whites which means per any given area you would see more blacks
      Than whites on GA

  2. Well of course he’s right it’s been the the goal of liberals to dumb down the voters for decades Nancy Pelosi “we have to pass the bill before we know whats in it” yeah I go around all the time signing sh!t I don’t read first,, not to mention the employer mandate that was delayed till after the election..I wonder why? sure if your poor on government asst. it’s great cause the majority that work or buy their own subsidize the cost for poor it,s a middle class TAX .And the majority still have an unfavorable view of ACH that’s why the Dems RAN away from it prior to the election

  3. Jonathan Gruber, you are stupid! People like you just don’t want to give credit where credit is due in regards to the successful health care: The President. If the President was white, nine of this crap would be an issue!

    • EIB yeah it’s great if you are getting a subsidy or on welfare or homeless but for most of us it has cost a lot more money and for what? It didnt lower cost, i now subsidize prenatal and maternity care and I didnt enjoy any sex. I what Obama has done to us and he will go down with most people (not my black brothers and sisters) as the WORST president in American history. The libs were crowing about how the GOP would never win another election lol who is laughing now?

      • Curtis, you are obviously repeating the Fox News talking point about the worst president in american history. If you say it enough ignorant people will believe and repeat it. What criteria is used to determine this? As far as the GOP not winning another election, they were referring to the general election, not local.

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