Sen. Durbin On Obamacare: "This Is A Popular Program"


CHRIS WALLACE, FOX NEWS: OK. You guys are so far beyond what most people know or I think care about.

Go back to taxes. Why is it that Republicans are unreasonable when they say no new taxes, but President Obama is perfectly reasonable when he says no changes to my health care reform plan?

SEN. DICK DURBIN (D-IL): You've never heard me say that. I don't think you've heard the president say that. There is no perfect law. I said before, the only perfect law was brought down on clay tablets by Senator Moses off a mountain.

So, we should sit down and look at constructive ways to make ObamaCare, the Affordable Care Act, work better. Chris, look at what's happened here. In just a short period of time, 17 million persons have tried to log on to this Web site. A half a million -- I'll dispute some of your earlier claims -- a half million are moving towards signing up for health insurance.

This is a popular program. Let's make it work better instead of trying to defund it.

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