In light of Jonathan Gruber’s recently gained notoriety over his remarks about using the voter’s stupidity to pass the Affordable Care Act Mr. Gruber has been invited to testify before the House Government and Oversight Committee and has accepted. It seems Chairman Darrell Issa was surprised by politicians arrogance and use of decept in getting the bill passed.
Issa said in a statement last week that he expects Gruber “to testify publicly next month about the arrogance and deceptions surrounding the passage and implementation of ObamaCare.”
via Jonathan Gruber agrees to testify in House – CNN.com.
Considering Mr. Issa’s voting record in Congress I’m finding his feigned surprise by Mr. Gruber’s revelations offensive.
It’s refreshing to hear a politician admit that his own party is the reason they are out of power and not the opposition. Charles Schumer did just that.
“After passing the stimulus, Democrats should have continued to propose middle class-oriented programs and built on the partial success of the stimulus, but unfortunately Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them,” he said. “We took their mandate and put all of our focus on the wrong problem.”
via Schumer: Democrats erred by pursuing health reform too soon – LA Times.
I’m not going to condemn the ACA here, there are some good parts to this legislation, but I am going to say that it wasn’t what the Democrats needed to burn their political capital in passing.