McClintock Criticizes Garamendi Health Care Positions
Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi (D) and Sen. Tom McClintock (R-Thousand Oaks) on Monday debated health care and other issues for lieutenant governor, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
McClintock said that Garamendi favors a single-payer, state-run health care system that could leave the state bankrupt. "We all know intuitively that putting the people who run the (Department of Motor Vehicles) in charge of health care is not a good idea," McClintock said.
Garamendi, a former state senator, said that his opponent is reluctant to work with other Republicans and Democrats on most issues and that McClintock was guilty of "political hypocrisy" for not supporting Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) more frequently (Wildermuth, San Francisco Chronicle, 10/24).