This week’s Right Pundit’s video addresses the Senate health-care bill debate and vote. The Princess of Positive, Greta Perry, questions whether or not Mary Landrieu sold her Senate vote on the bill. Did she sale it for $300 million? Well, let’s take a look at it.
On Saturday Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu was the woman of the hour as everyone waited to see how she was going to vote on the health-care bill before the Senate. Her’s was the vote to watch. She had expressed reservations about the bill and the horse-trading was thick and fast behind the scenes to secure the votes needed to keep the President’s attempt at a government take-over of U.S. health-care options on life-support.
In the end Landrieu traded her ‘yea’ vote for $300-million in the bill to be used for Louisiana Medicaid programs. At one point there were rumors that she was being offered $100-million for her vote to allow Obama-care to be discussed on the Senate floor. She adamantly denied that she sold her vote for $100-million. She quickly clarified that it was $300-million. Hey, she might can be bought, but she ain’t cheap!
Is this a new Louisiana Purchase? Are our Senators for sale? Is this bribery with tax-payer dollars? Is every vote costing tax-payers this much money? If so, then no wonder the price tag on this bill just keeps getting higher and higher.
The controversial bill grew all the more controversial as it sailed through the Senate on Saturday with votes being bought and sold for political favors at an enormous cost to tax-payers for generations to come.
Our favorite political commentator has a few thoughts on Mary Landrieu and the Comprehensive Health-care Reform Act. She gives her opinion in the video below, while looking for her barf bag.
The Comprehensive Healthcare Reform Act got a “go” in the Senate on Saturday April 22, 2009 by the 60-39 voting margin. There were not any Republicans who voted “yes” on this bill. Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln was the last to give in and was the 60th vote needed to move this to the floor for discussion. Louisiana’s Senator Mary Landrieu, was right behind her as the $300 million dollars promised to Louisiana in the bill was her reasoning to vote, yes. This bill will only go into discussion now and has not been put up to vote, just yet. Harry Reid is jumping up and down for joy now.
I urge everyone, for or against the health-care bill, to contact their Senators and let them know how they feel about this. We do not need more big government and that is exactly what this brings to the table.
Do any of our Senators have the courage of their convictions? Will any of them stand up to the Obama Machine and stand by the American people?
Here is Greta Perry’s video commenting on Saturday’s events. Check it out!
Senate Health-Care Bill Debate and Vote – Video