Friday, November 20, 2009

The $100 Million Health Care Vote? Where's The Media? Where's The Outrage?

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.

Here’s the incredibly complicated language


Section 1905 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396d), as amended by sections 2001(a)(3) and
2001(b)(2), is amended— (1) in subsection (b), in the first sentence, by striking ‘‘subsection (y)’’ and inserting ‘‘subsections (y) and (aa)’’; and (2) by adding at the end the following new subsection: READ MORE...

1 comment:

  1. They give us a Born Muslim for President, who may not be a Natural Born American Citizen?

    Pelosi, Reid and Company have us Americans supporting Illegal Immigrants so that the Democrats can get the Latino vote. The Democrats have had us working Americans support minorities for +50 years so that the Dems can keep getting re-elected!

    They stopped English from being the Official Language of America.

    They Tax Americans to death so they can give the money away in Welfare and look like hero's, while many Democrats DO NOT pay their taxes.

    Look at the SHORT list of Democrats with Ethics Issues:
    Timothy Geithner, Tom Daschle, Rahm Emanuel, Bill Richardson, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Al Franken, Charlie Rangel, Marion Barry, John Murtha, Roland Burris and THE KING OF ALL CROOKS, Rod Blagojevich.

    Many others are being investigated for corruption and other bad deeds.

    They call us names when we object to the over taxing have Town Hall Meetings and Tea Parties and act like we are Un-American. They are masters at Propaganda & Head Games, just like Hitler! Plus they have the Lying Liberal Press to help them!

    Many of them get in to Politics to fulfill their own Agenda's rather that what they promised us American while running for office. How many are trying to get GOD and JESUS CHRIST out of America, then hide behind the Atheist?

    Look what the Three Democrats, Pelosi, Boxer and Feinstein have done to the great State of California.

    They gave us Bill Clinton who could have taken our bin Laden, which would have prevented 9-11-2001.

    Now they have given us a Socialist, a Liar, a Racist and a Baby Killer, who won't salute our American Flag.

    Yes, just a bunch of Lying, Corrupt Hypocrites!