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November 14, 2014
Is Obama's health care man Jonathan Gruber 'just another guy in the neighborhood'?
How does the White House think it can distance itself from Jonathan Gruber? As if we needed any more confirmation, Obama’s chosen few view the American people as stupid. Administration officials heaped this rationale for Gruber’s moment of truth on the rising dung pile: “Gruber did not work in the White House or play the same role [as he did in Massachusetts] in developing the Affordable Care Act.” To paraphrase Bill Clinton’s grand jury testimony: Sounds like it depends on what the meaning of the word 'work' is. If the – if he – if 'work' means ‘work’ and never has been, that is not – that is one thing. If it means there is none, that was a completely true statement. When is work not work? In fairness to Gruber, the MIT economist extraordinaire has stated he prefers not working in D.C.; he’d much rather phone it in from his million-dollar home in Lexington,...(Read Full Post)