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  • Mitt Romney Asked To Lead Health And Human Services In Biden Administration: Report

    11/09/2020 9:02:01 AM PST · by The Pack Knight · 89 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | Nov 9, 2020 | Joseph Curl
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), a thorn in the side of President Trump for much of the last four years, has reportedly been asked by Joe Biden to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. “He is currently discussing the nomination with his family and is expected to accept the appointment,” The Buffalo Chronicle reported Saturday. “Biden advisors expect that Romney — a former management consultant by training and a former CEO of Bain Capital — will be tasked with making the national healthcare system more affordable without legislation that modifies the Affordable Care Act,” the Chronicle reported. “It’s unclear...
  • Mitt Romney: There Was No Widespread Election Fraud

    11/08/2020 9:22:26 AM PST · by White Lives Matter · 125 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 8, 2020 | Pam Key
    Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that President Donald Trump had “relativity relaxed relationship with the truth.” Anchor Jake Tapper said, “Does it concern you at all that President Trump and his team are out there saying that he won and lying about the integrity of the election with wild allegations?” Romney said, “You’re not going to change the nature of President Trump in these last days, apparently, of his presidency. He is who he is and he has a relativity relaxed relationship with the truth so he is going to keep on fighting...
  • Romney: "Ann and I extend our congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden & Vice President-elect Kamala Harris"

    11/07/2020 11:42:23 AM PST · by RandFan · 110 replies
    Twitter ^ | Nov 7 | Sen. Mitt Romney
    @MittRomney Ann and I extend our congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. We know both of them as people of good will and admirable character. We pray that God may bless them in the days and years ahead.
  • Large Turnout At Memorial For Hans Gruber Who Was Thrown From A Building By A Police Officer /s

    08/31/2020 11:53:36 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 39 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | August 31, 2020 | Babylon Bee
    LOS ANGELES, CA—A huge crowd turned out Sunday for the Hans Gruber memorial service. Gruber was the victim of police violence, having been thrown from Nakatomi Plaza by police officer John McClane, which many consider one of the most excessive uses of force ever witnessed. After the incident, there were protests all week, and now thousands from all over the country came to pay respects to Gruber, widely described as an “intelligent and witty soul.” “That man was a hero,” said Doyle Graham, who traveled from Nevada to pay respects. “I mean, I don’t really know much about him other...
  • Trump tweets video about Romney! This is Awesome!

    02/05/2020 3:52:28 PM PST · by grayboots · 53 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/5/2020 | PDJT
    Totally burns Romney. We have a President who fights and I love it!!!
  • Jonathan Gruber’s Mini-Me’s

    12/31/2014 6:30:18 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 30, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    MIT economist Jonathan Gruber got his 15 weeks of fame in 2014 when videos surfaced in which he candidly admitted to deception, and a jaundiced view of American public opinion, while promoting Obamacare as it travelled its rocky road to passage by Congress. Actually, Accuracy in Academia has been covering Jonathan Gruber’s “mini mes” for decades. Just last Fall: o “Once upon a time, there was a saying among the young: ‘The answer is more beer. What is the question?’” I wrote on December 8, 2014. “Substitute the word ‘government’ for the word ‘beer’ and you have what could be...
  • Buttigieg Says Crying ‘Socialism’ is Tired: Obamacare Was a Conservative Idea...

    04/04/2019 9:06:11 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 64 replies ^ | 4/4/2019 | Colby Hall
    Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg appeared on Good Morning America Thursday morning and addressed the “socialist” label in the frank and candid manner that has given rise to his upstart campaign. The focus of the conversation? Is the label “socialist” a liability in today’s political landscape? George Stephanopoulos asked the South Bend Mayor about an essay he wrote in High School that ostensibly praised Bernie Sanders self-identifying as a “socialist” in context of the term being used by the right to vilify progressive candidates on the left. Buttigieg corrected the GMA anchor and said that the focus of his award-winning...
  • The Vindication of John Roberts

    11/19/2014 5:12:10 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/19/2014 | Gene Schwimmer
    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...
  • Memo confirms Obama's corruption

    02/02/2018 3:39:57 PM PST · by mairdie · 33 replies
    Don Surber blog ^ | February 02, 2018 | Don Surber
    The Democratic Party, mainstream media, and thousands of political operatives in our federal government have spent the past year-plus sabotaging the peaceful transfer of power. They seek to undermine our republic by replacing our elective process with a permanent bureaucracy of elitists controlled by Democrats, regardless of whom we elect. This is the government Patrick Henry feared, and James Madison tried to prevent. "Federal employees worried that President Donald Trump will gut their agencies are creating new email addresses, signing up for encrypted messaging apps and looking for other, protected ways to push back against the new administration’s agenda," Politico...
  • Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) urges Democrats to hide views on gun control

    10/20/2017 12:21:53 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 26 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | October 20, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    The Hill newspaper and Political have articles about how Democrats want to avoid discussing their views on gun control until after the 2018 mid-term elections.  From The Hill: Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) is urging his colleagues to stay away from gun control in the budget debate despite pressure from activist groups that argue the party needs to take a stand given the string of mass shootings across the country. Schumer, focused on next year’s midterm elections, thinks it is smarter to focus on economics — specifically President Trump’s tax plan, which Democrats say is a giveaway to corporations...
  • Obamacare architect 'fired for fraud'

    08/28/2017 12:49:35 PM PDT · by Bullish · 35 replies
    WND ^ | 8-28-17 | Bob Unruh
    Former MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, described by many as the chief architect of Obamacare who famously explained how the health-care law was adopted because of the “stupidity” of American voters, has been “fired for fraud.” It was the Wall Street Journal that earlier reported there were 20,000 pages of emails sent by Gruber between January 2009 and March 2010 regarding his consultation for the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services. He later was found to have said, “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voters or...
  • Money-Gruber: Obamacare's sneering architect caught with his hand in the till

    08/21/2017 11:25:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 8-21-17 | Monica Showalter
    Remember Jonathan Gruber?  The loathsome, contemptuous architect of Obamacare has been caught out by Vermont's attorney general for corruption in a fraudulent billing scheme.  According to the Daily Caller, Gruber sent out double-invoices and invoices for work that was never done in a disgusting scheme to foist single-payer insurance onto Vermont a couple years earlier.  The program was so bad that its left-wing governor scrapped it as something that would never work. The Daily Caller writes: Donovan, the attorney general and still another Democrat, said his office determined that Gruber did, in fact, violate the Vermont Civil False Claims Act, according to the Herald. Specifically, investigators concluded that...
  • Chief Obamacare Architect Sacked After Fraudulent Billing Investigation

    08/20/2017 7:29:03 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/20/2017 | Eric Owens
    Vermont’s Attorney General has settled the state’s claims of fraud against Jonathan Gruber, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor who served as a technical consultant for President Barack Obama and as one of the chief architects of Obamacare. Under the terms of the settlement, Gruber will no longer work as a taxpayer-funded economic consultant for the state’s health care system and he won’t seek to be paid any money he might be owed, reports the Rutland Herald, a Vermont newspaper. For its part under the agreement, the Vermont’s attorney general will not pursue legal action under the Vermont Civil False...
  • San Francisco Fooled into Voting for $5.8 Billion Pension Spike

    07/04/2017 2:10:52 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 44 replies ^ | 4 Jul 2017 | Chriss W. Street
    A new San Francisco civil grand jury report blames $5.8 billion in unfunded county public pension liabilities on voters not realizing that they were voting for two pension spikes. Despite being Ground Zero for social justice warrior elites, San Franciscans always assumed they would never be ravaged by unions and crony liberal politicians spiking unfunded pensions, because the city’s century-old county charter required a public vote for any enhancement of a government benefit. But when the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) issued Statements 67 and 68, which required greater public pension liability disclosures by mid-2015, auditors calculated that the national...
  • ObamaCare cost spike is Trump’s fault, ACA architect says

    05/07/2017 12:05:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Fox ^ | May 7, 2017
    ACA architect says Published May 07, 2017 Fox News Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print Now Playing What would the new health care bill mean for you? ObamaCare co-architect Jonathan Gruber -- who infamously said “the stupidity of the American voter” helped get the measure to become law -- now blames Trump for rising premium costs. “Whose fault is this?” Gruber asked on “Fox News Sunday.” “Since President Trump has been elected … premiums are going up and insurers are exiting.” Gruber, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology economics professor, argued that perceived rising premium costs are really a one-time increase in...
  • Gruber To CNN: Republicans Want To Jam Through An Obamacare Replacement Bill

    03/08/2017 3:03:00 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 31 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 03/08/2016 | Ian Schwartz
    Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber called Republicans hypocrites for complaining about the "unprecedented transparency" in the way the original Obamacare was presented and passed compared to how Republicans are handling the repeal and replace legislation. In an interview with CNN on Tuesday, Gruber accused Republicans of "jamming" through the repeal and replace bill championed by Speaker Paul Ryan. "When the Affordable Care Act was passed, it was done with unprecedented transparency," Gruber said.

    02/15/2017 5:25:18 AM PST · by MostlyAnti-Lib · 22 replies
    02-15-17 | TEDWINT
    Ostensibly, Ex-President Obama is going to be hanging around D.C. so that his daughters can continue their education in their present learning institutions. There are those, however, who suspect he will be heading up a “shadow government” that will surreptitiously oversee (translation: obstruct and subvert) the efforts of the new administration when it attempts to change/improve/repeal legislation, etc., that has become the law of the land… HIS LEGACY. What is it that constitutes this precious legacy? Of course, his Signature Legislation is the infamous Affordable Care Act, A.K.A.: Obamacare. This 24,000 page monstrosity, cobbled together by economist Jonathan Gruber, who...
  • New Gruber Study Raises Major Questions About Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion

    11/30/2016 8:08:49 AM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 45 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11-27-16 | Brian Blase,
    A new study by Jonathan Gruber, one of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) chief economic architects, suggests that roughly two-thirds of new Medicaid enrollees in 2014 were eligible for the program under previous state eligibility criteria—meaning that they were not made eligible by the ACA. If accurate, then a much smaller share of new Medicaid enrollees were made eligible for the program by the ACA than Washington experts commonly believe. For example, the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) most recent projection is that only one of six new Medicaid enrollees were eligible for the program before the ACA. Gruber’s results, combined...
  • Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber Sounds Off on CEO Job Loss Claims

    11/15/2016 10:06:55 AM PST · by HarleyD · 41 replies
    Fox News Business ^ | November 15, 2016 | Julia Limitone
    Jonathan Gruber, a well-known architect of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, caused a ruckus two years ago after he was caught on tape saying “the stupidity of the American voter led us to hide Obamacare’s true costs from the public.” He told the FOX Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo that CEOs are wrong about Obamacare. The MIT professor sparked a heated debate with Bartiromo after she stated that “businesses are not hiring workers because the legislation is too expensive.” Gruber had a different take: “Please don’t use the word ‘fact’ because you’re not saying facts, you’re saying antidotes.” “I’ll tell you...
  • Overnight Healthcare: (Gruber) Calls for stiffer ObamaCare penalties

    10/29/2016 4:20:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/26/16 | Sarah Ferris
    The panic over ObamaCare premiums is putting new focus on the individual mandate and how much people should pay when they don't obey it. Under current law, the penalty for being uninsured is 2.5 percent of a person's taxable income or $695 -- whichever is greater. Jonathan Gruber, a key ObamaCare adviser, declared Wednesday that he thinks that penalty needs to be greater. In an interview with CNN, Gruber pointed directly to the penalties when asked what part of the law he would change if he could go back. "I think probably the most important thing experts would agree is...