Skip to comments.Jonathan Gruber’s ‘Speak-O’ Rebutting Himself Heads for the Supreme Court
Posted on 08/01/2014 5:33:02 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
Jonathan Gruber, one of the architects of Obamacare has filed an amicus brief on behalf of the government in two federal cases, swearing that the government always meant to have the federal government pay out subsidies. Four cases are contesting that issue and at least one is using Jonathan Grubers own words to rebut government expert Jonathan Gruber. It will eventually makes its way to the Supreme Court of the United States.
It gets even worse than that, the partisan hack helped the supposedly nonpartisan CBO concoct their numbers which helped sell Obamacare to the public as cost effective. That discovery comes from investigative writer Rich Weinstein on Colossus of Rhodey.
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Even the CBO has been corrupted during this Regime.
It doesn’t matter what he said in the past. All that matters is what he says NOW. You can keep your health care plan and your doctor period, don’t you know?
He had to oppose it before he supported it.
As mentioned in related threads, even if Mr. Gruber had written the
Obamacare Democratcare law to allow the federal government to pay out subsidies, it remains that the states have never delegated to the feds, expressly via the Constitution, the specific power to regulate, tax and spend for intrastate healthcare purposes.
In fact, the Supreme Court has clarified, in terms of the 10th Amendment nonetheless, that powers not expressly delegated to the federal government via the Constitution are prohibited to the federal government.
From the accepted doctrine that the United States is a government of delegated powers, it follows that those not expressly granted, or reasonably to be implied from such as are conferred, are reserved to the states, or to the people. To forestall any suggestion to the contrary, the Tenth Amendment was adopted. The same proposition, otherwise stated, is that powers not granted are prohibited [emphasis added]. United States v. Butler, 1936.
So what Mr. Gruber needs to do if he wants the feds to have the constitutional authority to regulate intrastate public healthcare is the following. Mr. Gruber needs to encourage Congress to petition the states for a healthcare amendment to the Constitution. And if the states choose to ratify Mr. Gruber's amendment, then the feds will have the power that they need to regulate, tax and spend for public healthcare purposes, and Mr. Gruber will be a hero.
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