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Friday, February 5, 2010

Emotional Sen. Mary Landrieu Tells "Louisiana Purchase" Critics to Keep Their Mouths Shut - Video

Here is video of an emotional Louisiana Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu speaking on the Senate Floor today where she defended the deal put in the Senate Health Care Bill for her state. It has been dubbed the "Louisiana Purchase," because prior to the deal being inserted, Landrieu was thought to be a wavering Democrat who might not support the bill. She voted for it after it was included in the bill.

Landrieu goes through a letter from May that she claims shows the entire Louisiana delegation supported the special provision for their state. But the fact remains, AFTER the provision was inserted into the Health Care Bill, she stopped wavering and voted for it.

A Washington Times Editorial from November 30, 2009, explains the special deal (Highlighting mine):

Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, Louisiana Democrat, provided one of the last two votes needed to bring the government health care takeover to the Senate. She didn't even blush about selling her vote. "I am not going to be defensive. And it's not a $100 million fix. It's a $300 million fix," Mrs. Landrieu bragged on Nov. 21. This gross windfall will flood into her state through added benefits in the health care bill. This is government at its worst.

Mrs. Landrieu's big payday shows how useless the Congressional Budget Office's cost estimates are. Right now, each dollar that Louisiana's Medicaid program spends is matched by $1 in federal funds. If Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's bill passes, each $1 Louisiana spends will be matched by $4 in federal funds. The CBO, falling back on its typical static analysis, assumes that both population coverage and Medicaid payments per beneficiary will remain unchanged. Neither assumption is reasonable. . . . MORE


Anonymous,  February 5, 2010 at 9:15 PM  

I have to laugh when she say She has spent 30 years of her life serving the people. Mary, haven't you been compensated for your service? Or did you do this for free?

Anonymous,  February 5, 2010 at 9:38 PM  

Yeah, She didn't throw her state under the bus"However,She did,throw the US Constitution into the fireplace along with the PEOPLE of the United States.WE,The People, Are the ones who were thrown under the bus and we will be getting repeatedly thrown under the bus for the next Two hundred years from paying the INTEREST for the 300 Million Dollars she will be getting at the expense of American Tax Payers to support her tyrannical socialist agenda.She is a TRAITOR to the People of the United States

Nelsa February 5, 2010 at 9:54 PM  

So let me get this correct. Katrina was 5 FIVE years ago and she is still whining about it!!!
Tell her to complain to the other Democrats that are running the state.

Just ask Repbublican Gov Haley Barbour of Mississippi about Katrina and you will not hear whining. You will hear someone who takes action quickly and gets the job done.

I visited the Beau Rivage' Hotel in Biloxi this year and it is completely rebuilt,crowded and it has been that way for a couple of years.

Take a look at what Katrina did to this Hotel in this incredible video.

Tell me? What causes some state to pick themselves up and get to work to rebuild while other whine for years.

I am a Floridian. We know about hurricanes. Remember Andrew?

GeronL February 5, 2010 at 11:10 PM  

She is no servant. They believe themselves our masters. She thought she would get praised for bringing home bacon, but its bacon she is stealing from the same people she is bringing it to, minus a couple of slices.

Anonymous,  February 6, 2010 at 8:10 AM  

She doesn't get nor will she ever.

She is bribing her citizens with their own money.

Where does she think this 300 Million comes from?
Does it just appear when a wand is waved?

no you moronic woman, it comes from either taxing people more now, or that money is borrowed from the foreign creditors, and taxing future generations more later.

There isn't a pot of money sitting somewhere.

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