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Oops! Gruber Did It Again
Forbes ^ | July 25, 2014 | Michael F. Cannon

Posted on 07/25/2014 6:54:25 PM PDT by SteveH

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Gruber scarcely had time to plead temporary insanity with regard to his 2012 comments when someone on the interwebs uncovered another example of Gruber explaining in January 2012 that the PPACA withholds tax credits from states that do not establish Exchanges. I transcribe:

"A number of states have even turned down millions of dollars in federal government grants as a statement of some sort. They don’t support health care reform. I guess I’m enough of a believe in democracy to think that when the voters in states see that by not setting up an Exchange, the politicians in their state are costing state residents hundreds of millions and billions of dollars that they’ll eventually throw the guys out. But I don’t know that for sure. And that is really the ultimate threat, is: Will people understand that, gee, if your governor doesn’t set up an Exchange, you’re losing hundreds of millions of dollars of tax credits to be delivered to your citizens? So that’s the other threat, is: Will states do what they need to do to set it up?"

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: halbig; obamacare

1 posted on 07/25/2014 6:54:25 PM PDT by SteveH
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To: SteveH

Guessing Roberts will have to re-write another part of this crappy bill.


2 posted on 07/25/2014 6:56:33 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: CMailBag

Ooopsie!


3 posted on 07/25/2014 7:03:30 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: SteveH

Oh no! Obamacare is falling!

4 posted on 07/25/2014 7:09:54 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: SteveH

LOL - caught with pants down


5 posted on 07/25/2014 7:27:25 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: SteveH

Toast!


6 posted on 07/25/2014 7:37:27 PM PDT by randita ("Is a nation without borders a nation?"...Noonan)
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To: SteveH

It’s your baby, you rock it
It’s your heartache, you bought it
You made the bed your sleeping in
And I’m tired of hearing about it friend
It’s your baby you, rock it


7 posted on 07/25/2014 7:39:03 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Haiku Guy

My mind went to the same place.


8 posted on 07/25/2014 8:51:11 PM PDT by Impy (Think for yourself)
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To: SteveH

When has there ever been anything, paid by the states and handed over to the feds, that the feds do not simultaneously dangle as with a carrot and use to threaten as with a stick, in their dealings with their makers, the states?
Curious as to whether our munificent federales ever simply grant funds without pulling strings forever after, or for five years, for example, as with facade renovation grants.


9 posted on 07/25/2014 9:35:49 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: SteveH
The Democrat in congress with majorities tried to stick it to the R Governors and purposely wrote this into the bill. You can hear it in his words, "the taxpayers are going to be furious with their R governors if they don't set up an exchange".

So what happens to furious taxpayers whose D Governor tried to set up an exchange to the tune of $300,000,000 and we have nothing, nada, zilch for that money. Not one person has been able to sign up on the Cover Oregon state website. Now what?

What is so funny, ironic, this Governor that tried so hard to get an exchange and spent so much money knew nothing about its problems till October 1, 2013 (launch date) is running for a 4th term for governor!!

10 posted on 07/27/2014 7:20:44 AM PDT by thirst4truth (Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - it has no point.)
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