Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts spoke at a town hall in Dartmouth, Massachusetts about health care. Frank, unlike many politicians these days,...
Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts spoke at a town hall in Dartmouth, Massachusetts about health care. Frank, unlike many politicians these days, calls things a lot like he sees them, and says some hilariously amusing things to the people yelling at him, while also making some excellent points about the logical fallacies embedded in some arguments against the public option. The point being that many people believe that the government cannot successfully run a program as large as a public health care plan, but those same people also believe that a public health care plan will be at an unfair advantage in competition with private plans. Frank's question: If the public plan will be so bad, why would anyone chose to use it? Some other great quotes to watch for: "Arguing with you is like arguing with a dining room table," "You act as if you've just discovered it's August," and "I haven't had a secret in twenty-three years" (that being when Frank came out publicly).Wish you could watch the video here? So do we, but sadly, we must send you away to watch the full thing since we lack the technical capability to embed videos from the Boston Globe's website. Who says that newspapers are slow to web technology? You can watch the full video here and the highlights below:[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYlZiWK2Iy8Photo via AP Photo/Elise Amendola