More Videos: Gruber Talks About Writing Obamacare; Said Under Oath He Didn't Write It

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Dec 12, 2014 2:05 PM
More Videos: Gruber Talks About Writing Obamacare; Said Under Oath He Didn't Write It

When MIT professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber testified in front of Congress earlier this week about the lack of transparency used to deceive the American people about the Affordable Care Act, he claimed under oath, "I am not the architect of Obamacare." For reference, the dictionary definition of "architect" is "the deviser, maker or creator of anything."

During an exchange with Republican Rep. Cynthia Lummis, Gruber said he did not "draft the legislation" and argued he was simply an adviser to the White House before Obamacare was pushed through in 2010. 

GRUBER: I DON'T RUN CBO. I DIDN'T DRAFT THE LEGISLATION. 

LUMMIS: YOU HAVE SAID IN 2012 REMARKS THAT YOU WROTE PART OF OBAMACARE YOURSELF. WHAT PARTS DID YOU WRITE YOURSELF? 

GRUBER: IF I SAID THAT, THAT WAS ONCE AGAIN AN EFFORT TO SEEM MORE IMPORTANT THAN I WAS.

LUMMIS: WHY WOULD YOU SAY YOU WROTE PART OF OBAMACARE YOURSELF AND YOU ARE THE NUMBERS GUY. THEY USED YOUR MODELLING. THEY KNEW THEY MIGHT HAVE TO CONVINCE THE U.S. SUPREME COURT THAT IT WAS A TAX AND CONVINCE THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE FOR SCORING PURPOSES THAT IT WAS NOT A TAX. HOW DID YOU DO THAT? 

GRUBER: MA'AM, ONCE AGAIN, I DID NOT WRITE ANY PART OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. 

LUMMIS: WHY DID YOU SAY IN 2012 EXPLICITLY THAT YOU WROTE PART OF OBAMACARE YOURSELF?

GRUBER: I WAS SPEAKING GLIBLY.


But now new video dug up by investment advisor Rich Weinstein, the man behind Grubergate, shows the Obamacare architect boasted on numerous occasions about writing the legislation. 

March 20, 2010 just one day before President Obama signed Obamacare into law: (comments 3:55 time mark).

"Once again, unabashed, I helped write the federal [healthcare] bill as well. I was a paid consultant for the Obama administration to help develop the technical details of the bill, so I come to you with my biases."

Noblis healthcare talk 2012: (comments at 44:50 time mark)

"The one bit of the bill I actually wrote."

Another video found by American Commitment President Phil Kerpan shows Gruber telling his students at MIT that he has a bias because he "wrote part of the law." 

"What does this bill do? This bill tries to...full disclaimer, I'm going to describe objectively but I helped write it. I'll be objective, I'll try to be objective but full-disclaimer I was involved in writing the legislation so there is some bias involved here."

When Jonathan Gruber testified in front of the House Oversight Committee earlier this week, he took an oath to tell the truth. During his testimony, he tried to claim he didn't write Obamacare, yet his own words repeatedly prove otherwise. As a reminder, lying under oath is a crime.