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Harry Reid purchases vote of moderate Dem Mary Landrieu with $100 million dollar bribe.

November 20, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

SP32-20090813-192435 How interesting that this one state exemption made it into the bill and that it just so happens to affect one state… the stat of a person who was going to vote against ReidCare.  So, for the low cost of only $100 million of your tax money, Reid bought himself a vote.

IS THIS CHANGE? IS THIS HOPE?   No… it’s Beltway bribery as usual. From ABC’s The Note:

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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