Lawrence O’Donnell on Gruber: “What He Did Was Tell The Truth” | Video | RealClearPolitics

What Gruber did, specific language aside, the offensive language aside, what he did was tell the truth. Legislation always needs collective ignorance about many elements of it in order to move forward. I promise you, there was not one person who voted for the Affordable Care Act who could tell you more than 30% of what was in it. I had the pleasure of coming on this set, sitting in this chair, and announcing to America that there were fifteen taxes in the Affordable Care Act that no one knew about because they were developed in secret as they always are by Senate Finance Committee staff and as soon as Max Baucus’ work product was finally public we then knew that. But through the course of that debate, those fifteen taxes did not get debated.

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