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WHITE HOUSE SCAM: MIT Economist's Approval of Obamacare Was Bought With A Government Contract
The Lid/Various ^ | 1/8/10 | The Lid

Posted on 01/08/2010 2:18:48 PM PST by Shellybenoit

Jon Gruber, a prominent MIT economist has been been one of the country's leading advocates of Democratic health care reform legislation. Most recently he wrote an editorial for the Washington Post in support of the Cadillac Tax

As we prepare for the final round of debate over health reform, perhaps the most contentious issue will be financing...So in the end, we have a policy that provides the necessary financing to pay for subsidies to low-income families; induces employers to buy more cost-effective health insurance, lowering U.S. health-care spending; offsets a bias in our tax system that favors more expensive insurance; and raises wages by $223 billion over 10 years. To put a twist on an old saying: The Senate assessment on high-cost insurance plans doesn't walk like a tax or talk like a tax -- because it is not a tax. It is an innovative way of financing the health reform we so desperately need.

Huh its not a tax? I am not an economist,and the closest I have ever been to MIT was taking my Nephew Joshua out for dinner when he was getting his PHD from MIT, but the Cadillac tax is a tax. In fact its a tax that will effect the middle class. What would motivate a MIT Professor to say something as disingenuous as that?

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TOPICS: Education; Government; Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: cadillactax; dnc4romney; economist; mit; obama4romney; obamacare; romney; romney4dnc; romney4obama; romneycampaign; romneycare; romneydeathpanel

1 posted on 01/08/2010 2:18:48 PM PST by Shellybenoit
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To: Shellybenoit

Like any whore, the prof was bought.


2 posted on 01/08/2010 2:20:57 PM PST by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: Panzerlied

And to the tune of almost 4oo grand.


3 posted on 01/08/2010 2:23:36 PM PST by Track9 (The measure of a good education is knowing what truly sets you free)
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To: Shellybenoit

“...but the Cadillac tax is a tax.”

Cadillac...Government Motors, isn’t it?


4 posted on 01/08/2010 2:25:28 PM PST by jessduntno ("Speak endlessly and carry a small stick..." - B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Shellybenoit

The corruption of the ‘Rat party never ends.


5 posted on 01/08/2010 2:42:40 PM PST by LiberConservative (Global Warming/'Climate Change": Biggest Scam in History)
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To: Shellybenoit

Looks like scientists with grant money today are no longer dedicated to Western science. Wait ‘til you see the medical profession transformed once the government pays them.


6 posted on 01/08/2010 2:50:03 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Shellybenoit
The left whacked Armstrong Williams for taking White House money to promote an agenda item. Will they be just as vociferous with this?

..............I'm waiting.................didn't think so.

7 posted on 01/08/2010 3:09:26 PM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: Shellybenoit
What would motivate a MIT Professor to say something as disingenuous stupid as that?

The simple answer, a bribe, the new "innovative tool" for legislating in the Obama, the "Uniter" era.

The longer answer?

The doofus is an academic.
Acadamics lie.
All the time.

It's all about "grants" and new hospitals on campus.

Where have you been?

8 posted on 01/08/2010 6:11:45 PM PST by Publius6961 (…he's not America, he's an employee who hasn't risen to minimal expectations.)
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When this country is “righted” again we need pursue tracking down EVERYONE that did this crap and they need to be persecuted with a retroactive law and they should get a day in jail for every dollar received for their fraudulent support.
9 posted on 01/08/2010 6:27:18 PM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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