You’ve no doubt heard the phrase “preponderance of the evidence” with regard to civil lawsuits taken to trial. Keeping that phrase in mind…
With regard to the rapidly developing case involving ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber, the trickery and deception surrounding the design and passage of the health care law, and the Obama administration’s complicity in what appears to have been serious and concerted efforts to fool the American public, the preponderance of the evidence is pointing to the direct involvement of the President of the United States in a purposeful fraud.
With yet another Gruber video now front and center in what is quickly becoming a scandal — and with this latest video put into context with previous revelations made by the MIT economist and ObamaCare consultant — it will likely be increasingly hard for the White House to steer clear of the exploding controversy.
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Thanks to an investigative report at thegatewaypundit.com, we learn that Jonathan Gruber — widely acknowledged to have played a key role in helping to develop the Democrat-driven bill that became ObamaCare — attended a significant White House meeting at which President Obama was present.
The article cites a “smoking gun” transcript of a “Frontline” interview from PBS in which Gruber confirms that Obama was in the room and fully engaged in the discussion when the important “Cadillac tax” deception was crafted.
Via thegatewaypundit.com, here are selected excerpts from Jonathan Gruber’s June 2012 TV interview for the PBS program — note that Gruber says Obama was present, engaged, and “very interested” in how to fool the Congressional Budget Office whose blessing the bill badly needed:
“So we had a meeting in the Oval Office with several experts, including myself, on what can we do to get credible savings on cost control that the Congressional Budget Office would recognize and score as savings in this law.
And that was a meeting — it was very exciting, once again, because the economists in the room all said the number one thing you need to do is you need to take on the tax subsidy to employer-sponsored insurance.
Now, the problem is, it’s a political nightmare, … and people say, “No, you can’t tax my benefits.” So what we did a lot in that room was talk about, well, how could we make this work?
And Obama was like, “Well, you know” — I mean, he is really a realistic guy. He is like, “Look, I can’t just do this.” He said: “It is just not going to happen politically. The bill will not pass. How do we manage to get there through phases and other things?” And we talked about it. And he was just very interested in that topic.”
Recognizing that the incriminating Gruber videos — being surfaced now one after another in rapid succession — are actually starting to get critical attention in the mainstream media, the Obama White House is trying to distance itself from the talkative ObamaCare architect.
But Official White House visitor logs make that distancing effort difficult, as the Daily Caller points out:
President Obama personally crafted a major ObamaCare deception with Jonathan Gruber at one of Gruber’s numerous White House meetings.
Gruber attended five of the 12 White House meetings with top experts to design Obamacare in 2009, according to a 2011 transcript of an MSNBC program that Gruber appeared on.
Given the “preponderance of the evidence” thus far — and the distinct prospect that even more incriminating Gruber videos will surface — it will likely be increasingly difficult for the Obama White House to credibly claim that the president’s signature legislative accomplishment was passed with any semblance of true transparency or integrity.
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You can watch a key part of the Jonathan Gruber “Frontline” interview by clicking on the video above.