Obamacare guru boasted abortion lowered crime

Jonathan Gruber now embroiled in ‘stupid American voter’ controversy

Jerome R. Corsi

NEW YORK – The Obamacare architect at the center of controversy for his frank admissions that passing the president’s signature legislation required lying to the American people published a paper during the Clinton administration observing that legalizing abortion saved the government $14 billion in assistance to economically disadvantaged mothers, including African Americans, and lowered crime…

…In 2009, Gruber and co-authors Phillip Levine and Douglas Staiger published in the Review of Economics and Statistics a sanitized version of their conclusions. They emphasized that by allowing a larger percentage of “non-marginal” children, the future children of the nation would have improved odds of being raised in a two-parent family, an increased likelihood of college graduation and a greater chance of avoiding welfare.

Levitt and Dubner insisted that rather than “destroying unwanted life,” disadvantaged mothers were only “delaying” birth if they went on from aborting unwanted children to having children in the future when presumably they would less likely to be poor and more likely to be married…



The entire article, with video, is at WorldNetDaily.



Related: Obamacare architect in 6th video: ‘Mislabeling’ helped us get rid of tax breaks (video)

…”Economists have called for 40 years to get rid of the regressive, inefficient and expensive tax subsidy provided for employer provider health insurance,” Gruber said at the Pioneer Institute for public policy research in Boston. The subsidy is “terrible policy,” Gruber said.

“It turns out politically it’s really hard to get rid of,” Gruber said. “And the only way we could get rid of it was first by mislabeling it, calling it a tax on insurance plans rather than a tax on people when we all know it’s a tax on people who hold those insurance plans.”…



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