Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton, appeared on CNN's Headline News with host Glenn Beck last night, where he tried to get in a few words edgewise in defending the "Healthy Wisconsin" universal health care reform proposal.Beck is echoing my greatest fear. Once we start handing it out, we can never go back. So let's not encourage them. You know, there are some sane people in Wisconsin who would rather not be an example of what not to do.
Erpenbach told Beck that the plan would end up saving Wisconsinites about $5 billion, but Beck was unmoved. Beck said that many people, including unemployed people and illegal immigrants, would "make a beeline for Wisconsin" to take advantage of the health care program.
"I apologize to the people of Wisconsin," Beck said, adding that he hopes that Wisconsin passes it to set an example of what a state should not do.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Glenn Beck hones in on Wisconsin's latest problem