Senator Amy Klobuchar is in discussion with Katty Kay at the Washington Ideas Forum 2012.
Katty Kay is the Washington Correspondent for BBC World News America, a news program which goes out each weekday globally on BBC World News and on BBC America in the US.
She reports on American news and politics and spearheaded coverage on the 2008 Presidential Elections.
Senator Amy Klobuchar
Amy Jean Klobuchar is the junior United States Senator from Minnesota. She is a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, an affiliate of the Democratic Party.
Klobuchar is the first elected female senator from Minnesota and is one of two female senators in the 110th United States Congress freshman class. Formerly county attorney of Hennepin County, she was the chief prosecutor for the most populous county in Minnesota.
Klobuchar was a legal adviser to former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale and partner in two prominent law firms. She was also cited by the New York Times to be among the seventeen most likely women to become the first female President of the United States of America.
Democratic Senior Senator of Minnesota Amy Klobuchar declares that taxing the rich is the best strategy to lower record level national deficits. Klobuchar believes that there needs to a shared sacrifice of higher taxes balanced with spending cuts.