Additional video evidence surfaced on Friday showing that Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber has little regard for voters who are worried about the destructive effects of government-run health care systems.
Gruber has been in trouble all week for saying the "stupidity of the American voter" helped Obamacare pass in Congress. That has led to more scrutiny of his past comments, such as those he made in Vermont in 2011 that can be heard in a video posted by Watchdog.org.
According to that site, Gruber spoke at a hearing Vermont, where he is advising officials on the creation of a state-run health care system. In that hearing, a committee member reads a letter from a Vermont citizen saying he's worried about the bad economic effects of a state-run system.
The letter says there are fears of "coercive mandates, ballooning costs, increased taxes, bureaucratic outrages, shabby facilities, disgruntled providers, long waiting lines, lower quality care, special interest nest-feather, and destructive wages and price controls."
The length of the list drew laughter from the crowd, after which Gruber piped in, "Was this written by my adolescent children by any chance?"
According to Watchdog.org, the letter was written by a former policy advisor to President Ronald Reagan.
His dismissive comments are just the latest in a series of remarks that have enraged Republicans, who say Gruber is proof that Obamacare was written in a tortured way to hide its true costs and economic impact.
And the Gruber video hits keep coming. Late Thursday night, video was revealed saying that Massachusetts found a way to "rip off the feds for $400 million a year" to pay for its state-run health care system.
Gruber is now advising Vermont on how to create its own system, and was paid $400,000 for that advice. But some in Vermont are now questioning whether that work should continue in light of his past comments.