Using a combination of old statistics and some fuzzy math, Kirk made the argument that there are really only about 7 million uninsured. He did this by starting with 45.7 million uninsured based on 2005 statistics from an unknown source and backing out 9.5 million non-citizens, 12 million he claimed are eligible for current government programs, 9.1 million who he claimed are only briefly uninsured and 7.3 million he claimed were wealthy enough to afford their own insurance, but did not.
This isn't spin, or opinion, or half truths, or obfuscation. It's a fucking lie.
The last time I was subjected to his stupidity he was claiming that stronger marijuana would lead to OVERDOSES (of what? Twinkies?) and cause more traffic deaths.
First of all, NO TRAFFIC DEATH HAS EVER, EVER been attributed to pot - don't believe me, look it up - and second of all, do you think that someone who drinks regular Bacardi would have the same number of drinks if they had Bacardi 151 in them?
Mark Kirk is either ignorant or lying. Neither of which serves the people of his district.