Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Former Obama Advisor: Gruber Was 'Leading Figure'

Here's what former Obama economics advisor Steve Rattner says about MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber's role in the Obama White House and his involvement with Obamacare:
"I think if you go back and look at the Washington Post or the New York Times or anything from that period you will find Jonathan Gruber’s name all over it as both someone who’s the leading expert on health care quoted by everybody, and as someone who the White House was using — I don’t think we knew the dollar numbers he was paid at the time — but I remember that when I was in the White House, he was certainly viewed as an important figure in helping to put Obamacare together… The problem is not that Gruber helped them put Obamacare together, because he was the man. The problem is what he said in the last two weeks and how the White House has handled it."

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