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  • [Video] Mitt Romney Credits Jonathan Gruber For "Econometric Model" [Romneycare signing]

    11/17/2014 12:58:13 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 35 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mitt Romney
    Romneycare signing. Romney praises Gruber's "model" as "essential." Watch the VIDEO. It speaks for itself.
  • The CBO Effectively Used Gruber’s Model to Score Obamacare

    11/16/2014 9:58:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Weekley Standard ^ | November 16, 2014 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    Two well-placed sources on Capitol Hill say that the Congressional Budget Office effectively used Jonathan Gruber’s model to score Obamacare. That model favors government mandates over market competition and claims that essentially the only way to achieve a large reduction in the number of uninsured Americans is to impose an Obamacare-like individual mandate. Moreover, because the model that the CBO used in scoring Obamacare is the same one it uses today, any alternative to Obamacare that doesn’t include an individual mandate — which is to say, any conservative alternative — would be scored by the CBO as falling well short,...
  • Gruber - A New Contribution to the English Lexicon

    11/15/2014 7:16:30 AM PST · by yetidog · 70 replies
    Vanity | November 15, 2014 | Vanity
    gruber - new word
  • Jonathan Gruber: Getting the Facts Straight on Health Care Reform

    11/15/2014 5:10:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    New England Journal of Medicine ^ | December 24, 2009 | Jonathan Gruber
    The United States stands on the verge of the most significant change to our health care system since the 1965 introduction of Medicare. The bill that was passed by the House and a parallel bill before the Senate would cover most uninsured Americans, saving thousands of lives each year and putting an end to our status as the only developed country that places so many of its citizens at risk for medical bankruptcy. Moreover, the bills would accomplish this aim while reducing the federal deficit over the next decade and beyond. They would reform insurance markets, lower administrative costs, increase...
  • Jonathan Gruber’s payday: Taxpayers paid millions for the deceptions of the Obamacare architect

    11/14/2014 9:09:43 AM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 13, 2014 | The Washington Times
    The MIT economist who is the brains behind Obamacare has made quite a stir with his admission that President Obama’s health care takeover was built on lies. Mr. Gruber says he was willing to say and do whatever it took to advance the scheme, and now it’s clear why. Obamacare made Mr. Gruber a multimillionaire, and at the expense of the taxpayers. Video of Mr. Gruber’s remarks, delivered at a University of Pennsylvania health care conference last year, has surfaced in which he explained how the details of Obamacare were kept under wraps until the measure was rammed through the...
  • FLASHBACK: MIT analysis backs Obama (Gruber provided new ammunition Senate Dems)

    11/14/2014 5:20:55 AM PST · by maggief · 46 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 11/28/09 | Mike Allen
    A new analysis by a leading MIT economist provides new ammunition for Democrats as the Senate begins formally debating the historic health-reform bill being pushed by President Barack Obama. The report concludes that under the Senate’s health-reform bill, Americans buying individual coverage will pay less than they do for today's typical individual market coverage, and would be protected from high out-of-pocket costs. So Democrats will argue that under the Senate bill, Americans would pay less for more. The new document arms Democrats with a response to the contention of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) that the bill would mean...
  • Jonathan Gruber Admitted Obama Was In the Room When Cadillac Tax Lie Was Created.

    11/13/2014 2:42:06 PM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 155 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 13, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    On June 13, 2012, Obamacare Jonathan Gruber was interviewed by Frontline. He told them that the Cadillac tax issue was addressed in 2009. Obama knew it was going to be a problem, and they all agreed to lie about it. What Jonathan Gruber is taking heat for right now, was planned out specifically with Barack Obama. It wasn’t just him. It was all of them, with Obama in the room taking part.
  • Jonathan Gruber, Romneycare, and Obamacare

    11/13/2014 8:31:57 AM PST · by Ray76 · 21 replies
    Nov 13, 2014 | self
    Obama used the Massachusetts law developed by Gruber as the blueprint for Obamacare When asked in 2012 what were the differences between RomneyÂ’s and ObamaÂ’s plans he said "They are the same bleeping bill! More seriously, the core of the ACA [Affordable Care Act] is exactly the same as what we did here in Massachusetts" Romneycare was held up as a success. It became the exemplar model. But in fact it is a failure. Gruber himself says the "dirty secret" is that a large portion of the cost of Romneycare was paid by the Feds. Here is Gruber and the...
  • Who Are You Calling Stupid?

    11/13/2014 5:16:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    "Stupid is as stupid does" -- Forrest Gump Unless you regularly follow conservative media, you may not have heard what one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) thinks about you. Jonathan Gruber is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology health economist who helped craft Obamacare. In a rare moment of unvarnished candor, Gruber told an audience last year at the University of Pennsylvania the law passed because of the "stupidity of the American voter." In what can only be described as a smoking gun -- meaning there is no way to spin his remarks as "out of...
  • BAUCUS: CBO Claims of Lower Premiums Came from Gruber [2009 FLASHBACK]

    11/12/2014 3:54:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | December 9, 2009 | Sen. Max Baucus
    In addition to CBO, MIT's Jon Gruber has also done a study on premiums. And what does he conclude? He concludes, using Congressional Budget Office data, the Senate bill could mean people purchasing individual insurance would save every year $200 for single coverage and $500 for family coverage in 2009 dollars. Most people think he is one of the best outside experts. He has big computer models. He takes the CBO data and, in some respects, he has helped CBO by giving some information to CBO that it otherwise does not have. Mr. Gruber also points out that people with...
  • Who is JONATHAN GRUBER...? (a.k.a. "Obamacare's Architect")

    11/11/2014 7:08:22 PM PST · by LibFreeUSA · 48 replies
    FORBES ^ | 11-10-14 | Avik Roy
    ... feast your eyes on all this about 'Who is Jonathan Gruber'!
  • Obamacare Architect Gruber: I Regret Calling American People ‘Stupid’

    11/11/2014 4:16:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 148 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/11/14 | Patrick Howley
    Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber said Tuesday that he regrets saying that aspects of Obamacare needed to be concealed from the public due to the “stupidity of the American voter.” “Do you stand by the comments in that video?,” MSNBC host Ronan Farrow asked Gruber, referring to a video of Gruber explaining how a lack of transparency helped Obamacare pass into law. “The comments in the video were made at an academic conference,” Gruber said. “I was speaking off the cuff and I basically spoke inappropriately and I regret having made those comments.” Farrow then argued on Gruber’s behalf that
  • On Jonathan Gruber and Disclosure [FLASHBACK]

    11/10/2014 4:13:48 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 9, 2010 | by Michael James
    The New York Times has an editor's note today: "On July 12, the Op-Ed page published an article by Jonathan Gruber, a professor of economics at M.I.T., on health insurance and taxation. On Friday, Professor Gruber confirmed reports that he is a paid consultant to the Department of Health and Human Services, and that his contract was in effect when he published his article. The article did not disclose this relationship to readers. "Like other writers for the Op-Ed page, Professor Gruber signed a contract that obligated him to tell editors of such a relationship". In November this blog, too,...
  • C.I.A. Employees Face New Inquiry Amid Clashes on Detention Program

    03/05/2014 4:45:43 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 7 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/4/2014 | MARK MAZZETTI
    The Central Intelligence Agency’s attempt to keep secret the details of a defunct detention and interrogation program has escalated a battle between the agency and members of Congress and led to an investigation by the C.I.A.’s internal watchdog into the conduct of agency employees. (snip) The committee has spent several years working on a voluminous report about the detention and interrogation program, and according to one official interviewed in recent days, C.I.A. officers went as far as gaining access to computer networks used by the committee to carry out its investigation.
  • Secret court approves three more months of NSA phone snooping

    01/03/2014 4:05:22 PM PST · by ColdOne · 54 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 1/3/14 | Stephen Dinan
    The secret court that oversees the nation’s intelligence activities renewed its approval of the National Security Agency’s telephone-records program on Friday, granting the government a new three-month window to collect data on all Americans’ phone calls. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper’s office announced the court’s ruling in a statement, though officials didn’t make the ruling itself public, saying it was going through declassification procedures. The decision marks the 36th time the program has been approved by the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. “It is the administration’s view, consistent with the recent holdings of the United States District Courts for...
  • Adm. Mullen Admits Special Ops Told to 'Hold in Place' During Benghazi

    09/20/2013 9:40:56 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 53 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/19/13 | Tony Lee
    Testifying before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Admiral Mike Mullen said that the direction given to Special Operations Command Africa commander Lt. Col Gibson was to "hold in place" on the night of the attacks. SNIP Mullen also said that U.S. aircraft were not at the ready while the attack was ongoing. He claimed there was a "physics problem" in addition to a "time and distance problem" that prevented the United States from providing immediate air cover.
  • NSA, DEA, IRS Lie About Fact That Americans Are Routinely Spied On By Our Government

    08/15/2013 10:21:19 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 67 replies
    Forbes ^ | Aug 14, 2013 | By Jennifer Stisa Granick and Christopher Jon Sprigman
    Full title: NSA, DEA, IRS Lie About Fact That Americans Are Routinely Spied On By Our Government: Time For A Special Prosecutor It seems that every day brings a new revelation about the scope of the NSA’s heretofore secret warrantless mass surveillance programs. And as we learn more, the picture becomes increasingly alarming. Last week we discovered that the NSA shares information with a division of the Drug Enforcement Agency called the Special Operations Division (SOD). The DEA uses the information in drug investigations. But it also gives NSA data out to other agencies – in particular, the Internal Revenue...
  • The Attack In Benghazi: Worth Investigating After All

    08/02/2013 4:31:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 2, 2013 | by Conor Friedersdorf
    Suddenly it is imperative that Congress investigate details surrounding the attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens. I've never felt that way before. But Jake Tapper's scoop changed my mind. To be clear, it isn't at all certain that the CIA was secretly funneling Libyan weapons to Syria, long before Congress "lifted its hurdles" on arming Syrian rebels. But if CNN's report is correct, the CIA is at minimum trying to hide something huge from Congress, something that CIA agents might otherwise want to reveal -- itself a reason for Congress to press hard for information. And if speculation about moving...
  • Students Show NO MERCY, Pin NSA Recruiters Against Wall

    07/06/2013 3:47:05 PM PDT · by Kolath · 34 replies
    You Tube ^ | Jul 6, 2013 | OneTruth4Life
    When NSA recruiters went to the University of Wisconsin earlier this week to pitch language students on working for the agency, they got more than they bargained for. The informed students turned the question-and-answer session into a hearing. On trial were the NSA's lies, their legality, and how they define -adversary-. The students recorded audio of the exchange on an iPhone proving that the language-analyst NSA recruiters were left tongue-tied. -I'm surprised that for language analysts you're incredibly imprecise with your language,- grad student Madiha Tahir charged when they failed to define what constitutes an adversary. -What you're selling us...
  • How Soon Will Clapper be Indicted for Perjury?

    07/03/2013 12:24:03 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 37 replies
    7/3/13 | Originalbuckeye
    Will anyone find the spine to finally hold a top Democrat accountable for his criminality? You can bet if it was a Republican who lied under oath, the indictment would be swift and merciless.
  • Att'y general failed to give legal briefs to Senate

    03/13/2010 5:03:51 AM PST · by ricks_place · 21 replies · 886+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/12/2010 | Jeremy Pelofsky & Todd Eastham)
    Attorney General Eric Holder failed to tell the Senate about seven legal briefs he signed when lawmakers considered his nomination to his current job, according to a letter released on Friday.Two of the briefs involved appeals to the Supreme Court for Jose Padilla, who sought release from a military prison in South Carolina where he was being held after then-President George W. Bush designated him an "enemy combatant." Padilla was held in a military brig for three years before his case was moved to a criminal court in Miami, where he was convicted on charges of offering his services to...
  • DOJ: Holder Omissions Wider Than Thought

    03/12/2010 2:19:33 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 31 replies · 1,589+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 12, 2010 | Mike Levine
    A day after Republicans on Capitol Hill said they were "deeply concerned" over news that, during his confirmation process, Attorney General Eric Holder failed to disclose work on a terrorism-related legal brief, the Justice Department revealed Friday that the problem was wider than previously known. "It has come to our attention that some but not all briefs submitted to the Supreme Court by or on behalf of Attorney General Holder … [were supplied] in the course of his confirmation process last year," Assistant Attorney General Ron Weich said in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which vets judicial nominees....
  • Holder Failed To Alert Senate To Old Brief

    03/11/2010 6:09:43 AM PST · by opentalk · 27 replies · 1,086+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 10, 2010 | Mike Levine
    During his confirmation more than a year ago, Attorney General Eric Holder failed to notify lawmakers he had contributed to a legal brief dealing with the use of federal courts in fighting terrorism, the Justice Department acknowledged on Wednesday. “The brief should have been disclosed as part of the confirmation process,” Justice Department spokesman Matt Miller said in a statement. “In preparing thousands of pages for submission, it was unfortunately and inadvertently missed.” Still, the “amicus brief,” filed with the Supreme Court in 2004, resonates years later as Holder finds himself defending the handling of some recent terrorism cases, particularly...
  • Obama's Muslim Envoy Admits Terrorism Denial Was a Lie

    02/22/2010 3:36:37 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 3 replies · 362+ views
    The Lid/Various ^ | 2/22/2010 | The Lid
    On Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, in a televised speech to the OIC a 57-country block of Islamic States, President Obama named 31-year-old Rashad Hussain as his envoy to the OIC. “Rashad has played a key role in developing the partnerships I called for in Cairo,” Obama told the gathering in the video message. “And as a hafiz of the Koran, he is a respected member of the American Muslim community, and I thank him for carrying forward this important work.” (A hafiz is someone who has memorized the Islamic text.) Soon as Rashad was named the controversy began, specifically because...