Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Face of Stupid

Every so often someone says something so completely brainless you're left to wonder how they live day-to-day. The fact that so many of those people teach at places like MIT or have degrees from supposedly prestigious places of learning just shows how broken our education system is.

 This is Jonathan Gruber

"The only way to end that discriminatory system is to bring everyone into the system and pay one fair price. That means that the genetic winners, the lottery winners who've been paying an artificially low price because of this discrimination now will have to pay more in return. And that, by my estimate, is about four million people. In return, we'll have a fixed system where over 30 million people will now for the first time be able to access fairly price and guaranteed health insurance."

I just don't believe it's possible for someone that educated to say something so completely wrong.  It's just not possible to spend that amount of time "learning" and be so ignorant.

4 million people underpay, which is suddenly enough for 30 million people to get insurance? That math don't equate. The 4 million would have to be underpaying by tens of thousands of dollars to subsidize 30 million people.

The claim that 30 million people will now for the first time be able to access fairly-priced and guaranteed insurance is ignorant. Only 4 million people didn't have insurance because they couldn't afford it or were denied. The other 40 million uninsured CHOSE not to buy it. I.e. the  same 40 million that have not signed up under ObamaCare.

To be fair, he did say by his "estimate," so he hasn't lied, he is just an idiot that doesn't have the slightest idea what he is talking about.

"This law is really leaving those with employer insurance, those with government insurance alone."

Hum, I bet I could find tens of millions of people with employer insurance now paying $63 a year in new taxes, plus 2.4%, plus increased cost for mandatory benefits, etc etc who disagree. 

How sheltered does someone have to be to say these things? Do they really believe it themselves? And what the heck are they teaching our kids?
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