O'Reilly Slams Gruber as 'Active Participant in a Big Con'
In his Talking Points Memo tonight, Bill O'Reilly took a look at the growing ObamaCare controversy, as the Obama administration backs away from Dr. Jonathan Gruber and Americans back away from the Affordable Care Act.
O'Reilly started by running down some of the "interesting" things Gruber has had to say about the bill: In order to pay for ObamaCare, there must be a new tax on Americans, and the Obama administration did not want to admit additional taxation was necessary, so it hid that part of the equation.
"The doctor opines that there was little transparency in the run up to the vote on ObamaCare," O'Reilly said. "Then, the MIT professor really lit the fuse, saying that Americans were generally too stupid to figure out what the ObamaCare situation really is."
"The Factor" host applauded Gruber for telling the truth, but added, "I also believe he was an active participant in a big con."
O'Reilly pointed out that Gruber was paid about $6 million in consulting fees, so self-interest likely motivated him to keep quiet when he heard Obama and others giving incorrect information about the bill.
"The cold truth is most working Americans are paying more for health insurance under ObamaCare, while millions of other Americans are getting free health insurance. That's the way quasi-socialistic programs work."
O'Reilly noted that Americans are backing away from the Affordable Care Act, with only 37 percent saying they like it in a recent Gallup poll, and said that if the Republicans manage to elect a president in 2016, ObamaCare is likely to be repealed.
"But even before that, Talking Points believes the Supreme Court will strike down major parts of the law," O'Reilly concluded.
"And part of the reason I believe that is because Dr. Gruber has exposed what some judges might consider a fraud. Believe me, the Supreme Court's taking notes."
Watch the full Talking Points Memo above.