Gruber will undoubtedly be grilled next Tuesday on the series of videos uncovered by Rich Weinstein (who also assisted in this report) wherein Gruber brags that deception and “the stupidity of the American voter” helped Democrats and the White House ram Obamacare to passage as law. Gruber will also likely be asked about the millions of dollars he made as an Obamacare consultant to federal and state governments.
But as it turns out, Michael Bloomberg, who is infamous for regulating everything from large sodas to tanning salons to guns, hired Jonathan Gruber in 2008 to write a report on the implications of tobacco taxes, titled A Modern Economic View of Tobacco Taxation. Therein, Gruber thanks Obama’s now-CDC Director Tom Frieden for providing feedback on the paper and for his “very helpful suggestions.”
Gruber’s position on cigarette taxes was already established and well-documented. In April 2002, he published an article titled “Do Cigarette Taxes Make Smokers Happier?” that promoted the benefits of higher cigarette taxes. In May of that year, Gruber also wrote an article titled, “Estimating Price Elasticities when there is Smuggling: The Sensitivity of Smoking Price in Canada.” The report pointed out that in Canada in the 1990s there was widespread smuggling "in response to large tax increases." Therefore, Gruber was fully aware of the potential of illegal cigarette sales from tax increases when he wrote his 2008 article for Mayor Bloomberg.
Bloomberg is an Obama hack, as is Gruber. Obama is an Obama hack, as is...well, I think you get my point.
Yeah and when Bloomberg was using his personal helicopter in NY to travel to Montauk and the Hamptons he would take off form a set-back roof below a large apartment complex and the residents complained of the smell of fuel and exhaust,he would not even answer questions on this obvious NUISANCE! But say 20 oz. soda to him and he goes ballistic,and as he ate a BLT at a restaurant...That's bacon Lettuce and Tomato on white toast with Mayo.
Obviously he is the same low life slime ball as his buddy Obama.
Tobacco Taxing cops? The tax was paid for when the cigarettes were first paid for.
These people are very sickening.
MOHAMMED BLOOMINGDALE IS AN ERRAND BOY SENT BY GROCERY CLERKS TO COLLECT A BILL. MARLON BRANDO. BLOOMIE DID NOTHING FOR NEW YORK. HE USED TO HIDE IN PEE KIOSKS WITH A 32 OUNCE BEAKER. DID YOU EVER SEE HIS COMMUNIST COMMUNITY BOARD ONE?