It’s no secret Obamacare supporters are finding it more and more difficult to defend President Obama’s signature legislation, and the awkward situation that arose at a Minnesota town hall meeting is most likely just a sign of things to come for Democrats this election cycle. During a town hall-style agricultural symposium in Mankato, Minnesota on Wednesday, Democratic lawmakers were left speechless after a citizen asked a very straightforward question.
The question: “I thought the Affordable Care Act would save $2500 per family. What happened?”
Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Congressman Tim Walz (D-MN) had absolutely no idea how to respond, while he third member of the panel, Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN), got himself off the hook by reminding attendees he did not vote for the law.
KECY-TV captured the moment on video. Check out how the incident unfolded below:
“You're telling me that you're finding out how to do the same things you did under the free market system,” Glenn asked exasperatedly. “You're talking about the same problems, except these problems now are magnified.”
“85% of us were happy with what we had. It can't be anything close to that now,” Pat added. “And the other thing is: That still doesn't want the question. We were promised the $2,500 per family savings. What happened to it? Don't tell me my system wasn't perfect before. You made me certain promises that aren't occurring. What happened? They always change the subject.”