Friday, January 8, 2010

Quote of the day

Oh lordy, I'm laughing this hard at this man's defense of his actions:

MIT economist Jonathan Gruber has been one of the most vocal proponents of the administration's preferred version of healthcare reform.  He's taken to their airwaves in support of the plans, with his impeccable reputation backing him.

The one problem?  Oh he's currently enjoying a $300,000 contract to provide "technical assistance" in evaluating healthcare proposals, paid by the Department of Health & Human Services.

Gruber, defending himself, claims that the times he spoke in favor of the administration's proposed healthcare reforms were "on my own time."

"NONE of the work I have done in public, or any public declarations I (have) made, has been in any way funded by the administration," he wrote in an e-mail. "That funding was strictly for internal work that I did for the administration and, via the administration, for Congress. All externally visible work and comments, such as my editorials or public reports, have been done on my own time." 

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