← Sign our petition to President Obama: Come Clean on "Buy an Economist" Scandal
For almost the entirety of the health care debate, the Obama Administration has relied on economist Jonathan Gruber to make the public case for its idea of reform - even the most unpopular parts. But as Firedoglake revealed on Friday, the Obama Administration has failed to disclose that it paid the same economist more than $780,000.
This is a huge ethical violation that undermines the entirety of health care reform. Sign our petition to President Obama:
Paying an economist $780,000 to push bad reforms without disclosing his conflicts of interest is no way to pass health care reform. The Obama Administration must come clean on its payoffs to Jonathan Gruber and any other undisclosed paid promoters.
We need to do health care reform right. But not telling the truth about reform won't help anyone.
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