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Jonathan Gruber In 2010: Im An Ivory Tower Guy
The Daily Caller ^ | November 15, 2014 | Chuck Ross

Posted on 11/15/2014 11:47:40 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

A snippet of MIT economist Jonathan Gruber speaking candidly has resurfaced, but this time it’s about himself rather than American voters.

“I’m an ivory tower guy at heart and do my thing and figure I’m an honest guy and people will trust it,” Gruber told Politico in Jan. 2010.

The self-description is likely to resonate with the public after several videotaped recordings surfaced this week of Gruber calling Americans “stupid” and bragging about how “a lack of transparency” was necessary to pass Obamacare.

Gruber called himself “an ivory tower guy” after it came to light that he had been paid $392,600 by the Obama administration to help create Obamacare. Some media outlets that used Gruber as a source – such as Politico and Ezra Klein, then of the Washington Post – were unaware of the arrangement.

After the revelation, Politico and Klein said they would disclose Gruber’s financial ties in the future. The New York Times went as far as attaching an editor’s note to a Gruber op-ed from the previous year.

“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,” the note reads.

“Like other writers for the Op-Ed page, Professor Gruber signed a contract that obligated him to tell editors of such a relationship. Had editors been aware of Professor Gruber’s government ties, the Op-Ed page would have insisted on disclosure or not published his article.”

But Gruber dismissed claims that he had a conflict of interest, saying his public writing was kept separate from his work for the administration.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: aca; americanpolitburo; animalfarm; california; elites; jonathangruber; nancypelosi; obamacare; obamunism; orwelliannightmare
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1 posted on 11/15/2014 11:47:40 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
even Hank TIpping Guam Johnson....is on to this goober Gruber


2 posted on 11/15/2014 11:50:09 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("Never, Never, Never, Give Up," Winston Churchill)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
ObamaCare is a fraud and passing of the ObamaCare legislation was procured via fraud.

It's that simple

3 posted on 11/15/2014 11:51:17 AM PST by rdcbn
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"I'm an ivory tower guy."

So was Ward Churchill.

So was Bernie Madoff.

4 posted on 11/15/2014 11:56:09 AM PST by Steely Tom (Thank you for self-censoring.)
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To: rdcbn

BUMP!


5 posted on 11/15/2014 11:58:57 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

How is this guy an economist? It seems like he takes the results the liberals in government wants, and then come up with the statistics and graphs to match.

He is like the anthropologist Margaret Mead. She had her mind set on these people’s behavior, and then provided “data” to fit her theories.


6 posted on 11/15/2014 12:04:37 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Gruber called himself “an ivory tower guy” after it came to light that he had been paid $392,600 by the Obama administration to help create Obamacare.”

By the way, did the ivory tower guy remember to grant himself an exemption from Obamacare?


7 posted on 11/15/2014 12:05:10 PM PST by haroldeveryman
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; All

Gruber was excited as heck being able to as an ‘ivory tower guy, having the America Public as his petri dish and experiment’.

From his Frontline interview, June 13, 2012

You know, it is so rare that we have a bold idea we can run the experiment on, right? We actually ran the experiment on a theoretical concept. We ivory-tower types come up with concepts like this all the time. Here’s one we came up with that we tested, and it worked.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/government-elections-politics/choice-2012/the-frontline-interview-jonathan-gruber/


8 posted on 11/15/2014 12:05:13 PM PST by machogirl
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The even more damaging deceit of the architects of the misnamed “Affordable” Care Act was the fact that the Act was a mere Trojan Horse for “progressive” to disguise takeover and control of a significant portion of the economy of the United States of America.


9 posted on 11/15/2014 12:09:17 PM PST by loveliberty2
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This is just the gift that keeps on giving!!!


10 posted on 11/15/2014 12:12:01 PM PST by Sons of Union Vets (Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
A genocidal NAZI in an ivory tower, what will they think of next!!
11 posted on 11/15/2014 12:13:23 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

New York times said in March 2012 that Gruber made a “little cottage industry” out of advising. All this while being a stay at home Dad. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/business/jonathan-gruber-health-cares-mr-mandate.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2
Of course they never said it was millions of dollars.


12 posted on 11/15/2014 12:33:40 PM PST by motherof 3
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How can he be a "stay at home" dad???? Doesn't he TEACH at MIT????

Anyway....I thought he was GAY....My GAYDAR was off the charts.

13 posted on 11/15/2014 12:40:05 PM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: motherof 3

3 MILLION is kind of BIG for a “cottage industry”.....UNLESS he’s talking about the Newport, RI Cottages!!!


14 posted on 11/15/2014 12:41:11 PM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

He’s got a wife and kids. She donated to Al Franken twice and to Elizabeth Warren. Wife’s occupation was listed as homemaker. Guess if you make that kind of consulting dough, mom and dad can both stay at home. In 2012, Gruber said it was his “kids” that urged him to write the comic book about Obamacare.


15 posted on 11/15/2014 12:45:21 PM PST by machogirl
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To: Liz; abb
The New York Times went as far as attaching an editor’s note to a Gruber op-ed from the previous year.

“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,” the note reads.

“Like other writers for the Op-Ed page, Professor Gruber signed a contract that obligated him to tell editors of such a relationship. Had editors been aware of Professor Gruber’s government ties, the Op-Ed page would have insisted on disclosure or not published his article.”

But Gruber dismissed claims that he had a conflict of interest, saying his public writing was kept separate from his work for the administration.

FYI

16 posted on 11/15/2014 12:50:56 PM PST by GOPJ (The New York Times is one big fat collection of Jonathan Gruber s...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“I’m an ivory tower guy at heart and do my thing and figure I’m an honest guy and people will trust it,” Gruber told Politico in Jan. 2010.

Vanity be thy name...

You are an abject liar and proud to cheat “common” citizens out of the value what rightfully belongs to them.

Honesty and integrity are not words that will ever be associated with you.

Thief...


17 posted on 11/15/2014 12:55:25 PM PST 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: Ann Archy
“How can he be a “stay at home” dad???? Doesn't he TEACH at MIT????”

Probably just like Granny Clampett Warren two blocks down at Harvard. Teach one class, get 350k.

18 posted on 11/15/2014 1:04:03 PM PST by DAC21
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To: GOPJ

Anybody who claims “they didn’t know” he was being paid by Obama is either lying or is too stupid to be in the “news” business.


19 posted on 11/15/2014 1:05:22 PM PST by abb ("News reporting is too important to be left to the journalists." Walter Abbott (1950 -))
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To: Ann Archy

20 posted on 11/15/2014 1:14:49 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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