With everything that’s come to light about the Obama administration in recent months, it’s not surprising to learn that the mastermind of Obama’s signature policy has been caught up in a horrible scandal.
The state of Vermont has recently settled the state’s fraud charges against an Obama advisor. Specifically, investigators found that Jonathan Gruber, the professor and technical consultant for Barack Obama in designing Obamacare, had sent two invoices –and possibly more – falsely billing the state and its taxpayers for work which was never completed by him or his underlings, according to The Daily Caller.
A settlement was recently reached in which Gruber, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor, will no longer work as a taxpayer-funded consultant and will not be paid any money that he might be owed.
In exchange, the Vermont attorney general has promised not to pursue any further legal action against the professor, who was originally hired to provide economic models for a plan to roll out a single-payer health care system in the state.
Although it was discarded by the state’s representatives, there were some indications that the professor was overstepping his bounds and over-billing for his services. Even though the amounts demanded in these multiple invoices haven’t been revealed, it is known that he was originally supposed to receive up to $400,000 for his consulting fees.
Many Americans might remember Gruber’s name from back in 2014. As Obamacare went into effect, a video emerged of the professor speaking openly of how the Obama administration was deliberately misleading Americans about certain parts of the bill.
“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass,” Gruber said.
In another case, Gruber admitted that the Obama administration pushed one piece of legislation related to the Cadillac tax, which was a tax on certain premium health care plans, “by mislabeling it, calling it a tax on insurance plans rather than a tax on people, when we know it’s a tax on people who hold these insurance plans.”
It just goes to show that when it comes to the Democrats, they say one thing in public but believe differently in private. The fact that these politicians lied and misled the people of this nation for their own political gain, and at the horrendous expense of taxpayer dollars, is an affront to this nation.
With average Obamacare premiums shooting up by 24% last year alone, Americans have been feeling the financial burden of these ill-advised policies.
Jonathan Gruber proved his contempt for the American people when he called the populous “stupid.” Should the Vermont Attorney’s Office bring his fraud case to trial?
Even worse is that Gruber would go so far as to blame not himself or Obama for Obamacare’s failures, but President Trump. As reported by The Daily Caller, Gruber said, “Look, whose fault is this? Before President Trump was elected there were no counties in America that did not have an insurer,” and Trump “doesn’t honor the obligations this law makes to insurers.”
It’s unfortunate that the Vermont Attorney’s Office won’t be taking further legal action against what is a clear-cut case of fraud at the taxpayer’s expense. One can only hope that Gruber, despite the seeming arrogance, has learned his lesson from this brush with the law.