It would be one thing to clearly state that the man was on the payroll of the HHS. However, it looks better in the press to claim you are an "unbiased observer".
MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, one of the leading academic defenders of health care reform, is taking heat for failing to disclose consistently that he was under contract with the Department of Health and Human Services while he was touting the Democrats' health proposals in the media.
Gruber, according to federal government documents, is under a $297,600 contract until next month to provide "technical assistance" in evaluating health care reform proposals. He was under a $95,000 HHS contract before that.But while he was being paid to provide his services to HHS, he was also fending off health care reform critics in the media.
This is no surprise to me. After all, it's the same corrupt administration that has directed the NEA to encourage artists to support the administration's positions. You know, kinda like Goebbels or Pravda would do in the bad old days.
2012 can not get here soon enough, I only hope there's something left when it gets here.