There just has to be as much political posturing going on with MSM as Obama’s team did in Obamacare. First blood has now been drawn.
Hot Air has this nice, informative piece.
The hits keep coming: Gruber celebrates ‘mislabeling’ Obamacare in video #6
November 14, 2014 by Noah Rothman
The hits just keep on rolling in. After the previously unknown investment advisor Rich Weinstein established that there was a literal trove of videos featuring Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber speaking candidly and in strikingly impolitic ways about the health care reform law and the American public he helped deceive, the mainstream press is now getting in on the act.
The sixth installment in the series of videos featuring Gruber crucifying himself was uncovered by CNN’s Jake Tapper:
The issue at hand in this sixth video is known as the “Cadillac tax,” which was represented as a tax on employers’ expensive health insurance plans. While employers do not currently have to pay taxes on health insurance plans they provide employees, starting in 2018, companies that provide health insurance that costs more than $10,200 for an individual or $27,500 for a family will have to pay a 40 percent tax.
Where do you go from there? MSM was definitely and defiantly not covering the story. Now CNN’s Trapper jumps on board. So there is a story there, what do you know. They probably just needed time to source it and all.
When all this kicks in, what a time it will be. Why did they pick the arbitrary date of 2018?
“But by starting it late, we were able to tie the cap for Cadillac Tax to CPI, not medical inflation,” Gruber said.
“This was the only political way we were ever going to take on what is one of the worst public policies in America, and every economist should celebrate this,” Gruber insisted.
“It’s on the books now,” Gruber added
Obama did the equivalent of planting a time bomb set to go off in stages. We just haven’t seen or felt the entire effects yet. I think GM ought to jump on a law suit for the name Cadillac tax, especially since they were using it to promote the program.