Jonathan Gruber: This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure that CBO did not score the mandate as taxes. Score the mandate as taxes and the bill dies. OK, so it was written to do that. . . .
Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. Call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever. But basically that was really, really critical to getting the thing to pass.
And you know it is a second best argument. Look, I wish Mark was right we could make it all transparent, but I would rather have this law than not. . . .
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