Tag: Gruber

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud President Trump for what appears to be a very solid slate of nominees to fill federal appeals and district court judicial vacancies.  Their jaws hit the floor as Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber blames Trump for skyrocketing health care premiums and for insurers getting out of the individual marketplace.  And they scratch their heads as gun control advocates claim a fatal stabbing at the University of Texas is a strong argument against allowing students to carry guns on campus.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America cheer Defense Secretary Ash Carter for stopping the government’s efforts to get re-enlistment bonus money back from soldiers fought in Iraq and Afghanistan.  They also sigh as the latest WikiLeaks revelations show the Clinton Foundation also worked to line Bill’s pockets with huge speaking fees.  And they unload on Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber for suggesting the only thing needed to improve Obamacare is to jack up the penalties on people who don’t buy insurance.

“Accidental Transparency,” or “Nemesis Exacts Her Retribution on Jonathan Gruber. Again”

 

In the wake of a mini-scandal in which Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber committed another Kinsley gaffe, he went on friendly MSNBC yesterday and did a non-apology apology, saying he regretted speaking off the cuff, but not a word of regret about being accomplice to an economy-destroying series of lies.

This is sort of like his previous caught-on-video “speak-o” regarding the question of subsidies (which is going before the Supreme Court) where he claims to have just misspoken that one time, and then of course immediately after that, the fates conspired to reveal a second video where he made the same “speak-o.” Oops.

Obamacare Architect Confesses

 

Jonathan Gruber is known as one of the architects of Obamacare. Soon, he might be known as the guy who brought it tumbling down.

Last summer, as a federal appeals court considered Halbig vs. Burwell, a 2012 video surfaced of Gruber denying the Obama administration’s current position on the issue. HHS insisted that exchanges “established by the State” was a mere “typo;” Gruber’s old video insisted that precise phrasing was by design. The court ruled against the administration, creating panic among the progressive commentariat.