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Mary Landrieu's $100 Million Healthcare Vote Payoff

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posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 07:41 AM
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What does it take to get a wavering senator to vote for health care reform? Here’s a case study. On page 432 of the Reid bill, there is a section increasing federal Medicaid subsidies for “certain states recovering from a major disaster.” The section spends two pages defining which “states” would qualify, saying, among other things, that it would be states that “during the preceding 7 fiscal years” have been declared a “major disaster area.” I am told the section applies to exactly one state: Louisiana, the home of moderate Democrat Mary Landrieu, who has been playing hard to get on the health care bill. In other words, the bill spends two pages describing would could be written with a single world: Louisiana. (This may also help explain why the bill is long.) Senator Harry Reid, who drafted the bill, cannot pass it without the support of Louisiana’s Mary Landrieu. How much does it cost? According to the Congressional Budget Office: $100 million.


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What a sick twisted system we have.
Why can't we pay some one not to vote for it?




posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 08:04 AM
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This is a complete load of BS!


This is what our political system has become and it disgusts me. Isn't becoming to apparent to anyone that the Tree of Liberty is dying of thirst!?



posted on Nov, 21 2009 @ 02:30 AM
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$100,000,000 fraud payoff for the purpose of getting the HC bill passed and you get a 2 post response! Reid should get jail time for bribing the Louisiana Senator! Instead it is ignored! What are we thinking America? What is going on?



posted on Nov, 21 2009 @ 02:49 AM
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Originally posted by genius/idoit

What a sick twisted system we have.
Why can't we pay some one not to vote for it?


Many Senators and Congressmen ARE being paid for not voting for it. Big Pharma and the big insurance companies are lining the pockets of those who vote "no." My Congressman is one example.

You're not really so naive as to think opposition to health care reform is purely a grassroots movement, are you?

At least Louisiana is really in need of more medicaid funds.

Not admirable to try to buy Landrieu this way, but that's the way it goes in politics. She may very well not vote for the bill anyway, but the chance to aid the people of Louisiana must be very tempting.

Landrieu is on the fence right now, so even if she votes yes it might well be that she really has decided in favor of the bill. No one will know for sure.



posted on Nov, 22 2009 @ 02:52 AM
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Not admirable to try to buy Landrieu this way, but that's the way it goes in politics. She may very well not vote for the bill anyway, but the chance to aid the people of Louisiana must be very tempting.


Or just a bribe! Not admirable is correct!



posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 08:00 AM
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now it's up to 300,000,000



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