The Vindication of John Roberts

At the time of this writing, six “Gruber videos” have been released and “gone viral,” as they say in YouTube land.  These are the videos of course, in which “Obamacare architect” Jonathan Gruber lets the cat out of the bag on the process of enacting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, aka The Greatest Consumer Fraud Perpetrated on the American People, Ever. Of the many Gruber quotes burning up the internet, I was especially struck by this one, to which Charles Krauthammer refers in a recent article: Gruber said, the bill’s authors manipulated the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which issues gold-standard cost estimates of any legislative proposal:  “This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes.”  Why?  Because “if CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies.”  And yet, the president himself openly...(Read Full Article)