Ever since video emerged of Obamacare “architect” Jonathan Gruber bragging that the “stupidity of the American voter” helped get Obamacare passed, the MIT professor’s past statements have been under intense scrutiny.
Yet another video emerged on Thursday showing Gruber bragging about the “dirty secret in Massachusetts” at a Noblis Technology event in 2012.
“The dirty secret in Massachusetts is the feds paid for our bill, OK? In Massachusetts, we had a very powerful Senator you may know. His name is Ted Kennedy,” Gruber said. “Ted Kennedy had basically figured out – Ted Kennedy and smart people in Massachusetts - had figured out a way to rip off the Feds for $400 million a year.”
He went on to explain that the Bush administration planned to cut off the funds, but former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney went to the administration and worked some magic.
"The Romney administration, to their credit, went to the Bush administration and said, ‘Wait a second, if we can keep this money and use it to cover the uninsured, will you let us keep it?’ The Bush administration, to its credit, said, ‘sure.’ And that became the financial basis for our transformation in Massachusetts," Gruber added.
He admitted the federal health care law is much more "ambitious" because there is no bigger government to offer millions of dollars to help pay for it.
Watch Gruber's remarks at the 12-minute mark below:
(H/T: Fox Nation)