We remember, very clearly, Senator Max Baucus stating that ObamaCare would have to be “revenue neutral” before it could win passage of Congress.
We also remember dingbats like Rachel Maddow trumpeting the idea that ObamaCare would actually reduce the deficit.
For some reason, the only people in 2010 who realized that a new entitlement promising to provide health care to
30 million 40 million Americans would actually increase the deficit were political conservatives. Of course, conservatives also predicted that people wouldn’t be able to keep their existing insurance under ObamaCare. They were also predicting that people wouldn’t be able to keep their own doctors under ObamaCare. In fact, just about every dire warning that conservatives issued in 2010 about ObamaCare has come true.
But we digress.
MIT’s Jonathan Gruber is one of the architects of the ObamaCare disaster. He claimed, right here, that ObamaCare would reduce the deficit.
Here’s what he’s saying now: “I would view it as part of a broader set of evidence that covering people with health insurance doesn’t save money.”
He goes on: “That was sometimes a misleading motivator for the Affordable Care Act. The law isn’t designed to save money. It’s designed to improve health, and that’s going to cost money.”
Now he tells us.
How many lies are there associated with the promises that the President and his allies made about the hilariously named Affordable Care Act? We’ve lost count.