We had to rely “on the stupidity of the American voter” to pass the Affordable Care Act.

Posted: 05/04/2016 3:07 pm

MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber (known as “Hans Gruber” among conservatives), was the principal architect of Obamacare. Everyone in the drafting process knew they were creating a new tax that would take money from healthy people and give it to unhealthy people. Even the Supreme Court agreed that Obamacare is a tax, and all the liberals knew the measure had no chance if the truth was known.

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That’s why they made it the most convoluted piece of legislation in recent memory. Then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi promoted the 2,200 page bill by saying, “We have to pass it so we can find out what’s in it,” perhaps the most stupid political statement in history.

But it worked! And uninformed, uninvolved, uneducated voters have continued to support its authors. It turns out Gruber was right. A large proportion of American citizens have no clue where we are as a country; they have no idea what the government has done to them over the years; and they certainly have no idea what to do about it. But perhaps it is possible to give interested Independent Voters,those who don’t blindly follow gender, race or party politics, enough factual information so they can at least ask the right questions of the candidates who would “lead” us.

Stupid voters will not be interested in this news website. It might cause them to have to think rather than emote about political candidates. Who are the candidates really? Do they have the background in economics and business to know the impact of various legislative actions or must we always suffer the unintended consequences of ill-conceived laws because the legislators didn’t know what they were doing.

Unfortunately, the endless search of reporters through the underwear drawers of political candidates has kept a great many qualified, intelligent, experienced people from running for office. As the saying goes, “you’d have to be crazy to want that job.” But stupid American readers will lap up the expose’ stuff and ignore the substance. And it isn’t clear yet if there are any reporters anywhere in media with enough background to ask the important questions. We see that as our job.

Across our navigation bar (formerly known as a masthead in print journalism) you will find a list of ten extraordinarily important topics. All you need to do is read the facts on the home page of each subject and you will know more about the topic than most candidates for federal office. If you follow the links, you will find all the detail there is available on those topics, and it will startle you.

But we don’t stop with just the scary stuff. We actually frame the questions that our editors believe must be answered by all those candidates you encounter. Finally, we have searched the best minds in America to help find the answers to these questions.

The American economy and, therefore, our society have deteriorated so dramatically over the last 20 years that we believe time is running out. We must find answers to these questions in spite of “the stupidity of the American voter.” We believe there is hope. . .there are solutions. . .not everyone is content to do nothing.

As reporters, our job is to ask the tough questions, demand intelligent answers and help America regain our footing in the World. And we invite you to join this effort by becoming informed, understanding the options and taking action, particularly at the polling place as thoughtful Independent Voters.


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