For all the attention Jonathan Gruber is getting for admitting the architects of ObamaCare were banking on “the stupidity of the American voter” and a deliberate “lack of transparency” to muscle the president’s signature law through Congress, no one needed his videos to know that.
All you had to do is look at the administration’s changing storyline once parts of the bill began landing in the Supreme Court. Because the only way for the court to uphold the law was by confirming the president wasn’t being truthful when he was selling it to us.
Remember the individual mandate and how the White House swore it wasn’t a tax? When it came to the high court, it was upheld — on the grounds that it was a tax.
Ditto for the contraceptive mandate and the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic order of nuns who care for the elderly poor and refused to sign a form authorizing an insurer to start providing coverage for sterlization, contraceptive and abortion-inducing drugs. All along, the White House said the form is just a piece of paper — yet it’s been fighting the sisters all the way to the Supreme Court to force them to sign.