“I’m trained in economics. I went to Harvard. This is what I do. You know, I looked at the math of Obamacare and it didn’t make sense. You said you can’t add millions of people and have it not cost everyone. You can’t add people with pre-existing conditions and not charge more. And, maybe folks would still be in favor of it if they knew the facts. But they needed to know the facts. So, I would pursue that line of questioning and after the show one day I was called up to my manager’s office and was told that I needed to stop. And I said, “Why? This is math not politics?” They said that I was disrespecting the office of the president.“
I am not a Harvard trained economist, but it was always obvious to me that the mathematics of Obamacare were simply impossible, absent a miracle.
- Add millions of people to the health care system
- Require that everybody in the health care system receive more services.
- Reduce cost of health care.
Unless all the doctors and nurses in the country were replaced with magical elves riding on unicorns, the third bullet was always mathematically impossible given the first two. Giving more stuff to more people costs more, not less. How could it possibly be otherwise?
But under Grubercare, that was precisely the lie that the American public were sold, with generous help from the MFM who proclaimed that Obama was sporting clothing woven of the finest golden while he was parading around completely naked. (Sorry if you just threw up in your mouth on that metaphor.)
Maybe Gruber is right, and the voters really are stupid for believing that his health care scheme would work.