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Friday, November 20, 2009

Dems Buy Obamacare Vote of Sen. Landrieu

Who says politicians can't be bribed with taxpayer money? That's the case with Dem Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana.

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.