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78 million for public option and 54 million opposed in Senate Finance Committee

Posted By Adam Linker On September 30, 2009 @ 11:43 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

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 [1] — 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 [2] in School House Rock!


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[1] Committee: http://finance.senate.gov/sitepages/committee.htm

[2] explained: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-eYBZFEzf8

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