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Monday, December 21, 2009

Klobuchar Misses the Point Entirely

I was watching Chris Wallace interview Senators Conrad of North Dakota and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and was struck by one particular exchange:

WALLACE: ... Senator, don't Democrats run a considerable political risk when you're going to pass major legislation with no bipartisan support over what seems to be almost a 2-1 opposition from the American people?

KLOBUCHAR: Do you know what the poll numbers were on Medicare when they voted for Medicare decades and decades ago? Like 28 percent of the people favored it. Now 96 percent do.

Umm, anyone see a problem with this? Senator Klobuchar is using Medicare as her shining example of a government-run program. Medicare is about to go bankrupt and everyone knows this. Maybe any program that has a 96% approval rating (if her number is correct) should be scrutinized for precisely that reason.