So that’s not really how our representative system works, and you can only take the logic so far.
But it’s striking that the Democrats holding up a public option in the Senate Finance Committee — Max Baucus of Montana, Kent Conrad of North Dakota, and Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas — are from states with a combined population of about 4.5 million. Heck, if North Dakota and Montana made up a single city it wouldn’t equal the population of Charlotte.
Democrats voting for a public option in the Senate Finance Committee represent states with a combined population of 78 million. Even if you add in the Republicans voting against a public option you only get 54 million — and that’s mostly Texas.
I don’t think this was fully explained in School House Rock!