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3/17/2010

Obama: All States Eligible for Louisiana Purchase

Filed under: Health Care,Obama — DRJ @ 3:54 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

Gateway Pundit highlights President Obama’s claim that all states that experience a natural disaster will benefit from the Louisiana Purchase perk in the health care bill:

You Lie!… Obama Approves of “Louisiana Purchase” In Obamacare; Says It Applies to All States (Video)

Barack Obama told Bret Baier that he approved of the Louisiana Purchase. He also said it applied to all states that experienced a natural disaster.
Not true.

We may have to take Obama’s word for this since no one outside the Democratic leadership has seen the text. However, it’s hard to believe all states qualify since Mississippi was hit by the same Hurricane Katrina that hit Louisiana, and it didn’t get similar special treatment under the original Senate bill.

— DRJ

21 Responses to “Obama: All States Eligible for Louisiana Purchase”

  1. Oh, joy. MORE states to suck off the teat of Mother Congress.

    Mississippi doesn’t count because it’s Mississippi.

    Vivian Louise (643333)

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  3. The specific Louisiana Purchase language is in the Senate bill. Once again, our esteemed President know not of what he speaks.

    Charlie B (d207cf)

  4. When defending the indefensible, it is natural to shade the truth;
    But here, we’re in a complete, total, Solar Eclipse.

    AD - RtR/OS! (bdaa22)

  5. I’ve seen Pelosi doing the same thing. The obvious explanation is that they are lying, but what if they really don’t have a clue what’s in the bills?

    Subotai (30388c)

  6. Highly likely that they don’t really know what is the bills. Its been pretty clear for some time that they don’t care.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  7. My vote is for:
    Both are lying AND don’t know what’s in the bill.

    Vivian Louise (643333)

  8. How can all states get a special break at the expense of all the other states?

    Official Internet Data Office (3def0e)

  9. Best part: he talked up the Louisiana Purchase by it’s procedural rules – it was written in Constitutionally mandated neutral language so it doesn’t fall afoul of the “no preference” clause.

    Of course this came soon after the money quote:

    “I don’t spend a lot of time worrying about what the rules are.”

    One could assume the ends justify the means.

    I think this is the Obama who wants to define “what the Government must do on your behalf” from this classic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iivL4c_3pck

    Jeff Weimer (952d52)

  10. So do they score it for what they bribed it for, or do they have to score it for all the states that they magically find to money to give it to.

    Does anyone else feel like our government has broken down to anything goes, and the if the price is right, do it … That’s some transformation from a representative Constitutional republic to a Chicago back room brawl.

    And how about the bribes with our tax money for the gulags to store us in.

    bill-tb (541ea9)

  11. So do they score it for what they bribed it for, or do they have to score it for all the states that they magically find to money to give it to.

    That’s my question, too.

    MayBee (ee4d93)

  12. Ole Miss don’t qualify because Haley Barbour wouldn’t want it in the first place.

    Dmac (ca1d8c)

  13. The specific Louisiana Purchase language is in the Senate bill. Once again, our esteemed President know not of what he speaks.

    True, but I think it’s possible this has been altered in the reconciliation bill. I assume that’s why Obama claims the Cornhusker Kickback is gone and why Hawaii is now eligible for natural disaster relief under the health care reform bill.

    DRJ (daa62a)

  14. “I don’t spend a lot of time worrying about what the rules are.”

    By “rules” Obama implicitly included the Constitution, of course.

    daleyrocks (718861)

  15. I think I’ll apply as East Carolina (one of those extra states Obama speaks of), on account of the earthquake in nearby Chile. Or Guam. Whatever. See if I can’t get a few billion before anyone notices.

    Kevin Murphy (3c3db0)

  16. I’m pretty sure that impersonating a state isn’t a crime. Yet.

    Kevin Murphy (3c3db0)

  17. So, will California get lucky and have the Big One hit? Preferably far to the north….

    Kevin Murphy (3c3db0)

  18. # 8,

    “How can all states get a special break at the expense of all the other states?

    Comment by Official Internet Data Office — 3/17/2010 @ 5:16 pm”

    Kind of like his “top” priorities?

    Machinist (9780ec)

  19. I think this interview makes one thing clear, though. The Louisiana Purchase is still in the Reconciliation Bill. I guess they couldn’t afford to lose Landrieu’s vote.

    DRJ (daa62a)

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