Kevin Trudeau is (was) a writer, radio personality, TV pitchman, salesman, con artist. No, he was not the creator of the Doonesbury comic strip -- that was Garry Trudeau.

Kevin wrote a book entitled "The Weight-Loss Cure "They" Don't Want You to Know About." He was sued by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for making false or misleading claims, fined $37.6 million, and on March 17 of this year, was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He is currently incarcerated at the Federal Prison Camp Montgomery, near Montgomery, Alabama, and is scheduled for release on July 18, 2022.

Mr. Trudeau created a heinous sin. He bilked thousands of people out of the $30 they paid for his book and he is paying the price.

This week we were treated to the confession of Jonathan Gruber, MIT economist and "key architect" of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (HR3200), aka "Obamacare." He is finally admitting that he and other Democrats behind Obamacare intentionally lied, and depended on "the stupidity of the American voter" to get the law passed. You can find his complete confession on YouTube.

Even former Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), since retiring, has called President Obama's claim that people could keep their insurance plans under the law a "lie." And when you fail to pass Barney Frank's moral judgment, you are in deep doo-doo.

These confessions are nothing that we "stupid people" had not already figured out for ourselves. And incidentally, the original 2,300 page Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has now blossomed into more than 20,000 pages of associated health care regulations, and is going back to the Supreme Court for further clarification. This contradicts Nancy Pelosi's claim that "We have to pass the bill to find out what's in it." They passed it, and now nearly five years later, we still don't know what's in it.

So what's my point?

Mr. Trudeau lied about the effectiveness of his health care plan, bilked thousands of people out of $30 each, and is now serving a 10 year prison term. Mr. Obama lied about the effectiveness of his health care plan, bilked millions of people out of thousands of dollars each, caused them to lose access to their preferred doctors and health care services, became a multi-millionaire, and will be supported in a life of luxury for the rest of his life.

Surely there is a moral equivalency in there somewhere. I am just having trouble finding it.

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