White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel engages in a spirited disucssion with John King on "State of the Union" about health care reform, saying it's about "the four C's: control costs, expand coverage, give people choice, and competition in the system." He guarantees it will bring down the deficit. Regarding the economic crisis: "I think the American people have a right to be frustrated and angry," he tells King.
King asked Emanuel why a labor leader called one possible reform proposal "a slap in the face" from President Obama. "That's his position," he argues.
Emanuel also explained why health care talks are not "transparent," i.e. behind closed doors. King accused him of filibustering that question.