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Obama buys Healthcare Bill with Second Louisiana Purchase

Updated on November 22, 2009

On April 30, 1803, the United States purchased from France the Louisiana Territory, more than 2 million sq km (800,000 sq mi) of land extending from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains. The price was 60 million francs, about $15 million! On November 21, 2009; ironically the same day the Democrats in congress voted in lock step with Reid to move his Government takeover of Healthcare bill out of committee the second Louisiana Purchase occurred. This one cost the taxpayers $100,000,000!

The first time we bought Louisiana from France, this time Obama purchased Louisiana from Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu. Landrieu was one of 4 so called moderate democrats (definitely an oxymoron) previously holding out on voting to move the Health Care legislation out of committee. The American taxpayers definitely lost on this second purchase. This sell out vote allows the legislation to clear the hurdle of the super majority necessary to kill this Socialist takeover of the Healthcare system. Now a simple majority of 51 votes is all that remains between Obama Care, which Bankrupts the Country, becoming the law of the land!

The bill is being touted by the Obama Oligarchy as one that extends coverage to roughly 31 million Americans while cracking down on insurance company profits. Again they use subterfuge to sell their socialism; create the ultimate strawman (evil insurance companies) while pretending to protect the masses. The truth is the masses will suffer the most from their scheme to take over Health Care. Taxes will definitely be increased on every American, not just those evil rich guys. Next health care will be rationed as well as reduced; the recent farce perpetrated by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force saying it’s unnecessary for women aged 40 to 50 to have an annual exam unless they have a family history of breast cancer, is the precursor of things to come. They are preparing you for a reduction in services!

And just what is Majority Leader Hang-em-High Harry saying about the complete lack of any Republican support for this latest Democratic Debacle; he accused Republicans of trying to stifle a historic debate the nation needed. Historic debate is correct, never in the history of this country has there been a bigger threat to the Constitution than is currently being advanced by this present group of Marxist! The fact is Republicans and most Americans know this bill will raise taxes, cut Medicare and create a massive and unsustainable debt. It is indeed a piece of legislation we may very well not recover from.

And what does the Bernadette (feminine for Benedict the traitor) Arnold Mary Landrieu, who sold her vote for $100 million have to say for herself? Well she says; “the legislation helps her state pay the costs of health care for the poor.” Not so as the bill mandates; the relatively healthy poor people that would normally remain uninsured will now be forced to pay a tax that is equal to 2.5% of their income in order to fund this massive Health Care Bill! Well we can only hope the citizens of Louisiana remember Landrieu’s treason next year during her re-election campaign.

Also this Orwellian legislation eventually outlaws individual private coverage by limiting new enrollment. The bill states; “Except as provided in this paragraph, the individual health insurance issuer offering such coverage does not enroll any individual in such coverage if the first effective date of coverage is on or after the first day” of the year the legislation becomes law.So we can all keep our coverage, just as promised Right? No, the exception exist in the bill stating those who currently have private individual coverage won’t be able to change it, nor will those who leave a company to work for themselves be free to buy individual plans from private carriers!

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs (AKA Bagdad Bob the II) said the president was gratified by the vote. I can imagine he was more than gratified, the thought of gaining control over another 1/6 of the U.S. economy has to make this Saul Alinsky pupil down right ecstatic! So, in essence what the Senate Democrats are saying is who cares what the American people think, shut up and sit down, get out of the way, we know what's best for you!


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      ehern33 8 years ago

      Don't hold your breath, it's up to us to do it for them and keep the fire to their feet.

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      partisan patriot 8 years ago


      There is no moral equivalency here because this bunch has no morals! The only thing Obama and his Obamatrons could do to make me feel better is resign!

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      ehern33 8 years ago

      The moral equivalency of a bribe, but it's Ok if Washington does it. This is one of the most "in your face" type moves I have seen. I guess it is better than if done behind our backs but it still doesn't make me feel any better.

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      partisan patriot 8 years ago


      You’re first on my list to call; Remember God is Great, Beer is Good and People are Crazy!

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      partisan patriot 8 years ago


      I agree; in this case they don’t even try and hide the money trail; it’s right there in the open for everyone to see!anks for visiting;

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      greatAmerican 8 years ago

      I may be 78 years old but I still say to all my Great American Patriots,,,

      Don't start the revolution without me!!!

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      Billy Beverly 8 years ago

      This is an alarming and dangerous situation that our country has come to. All Americans need to stand up and be counted on this radical take over of American principles and values.

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      jiberish 8 years ago from florida

      Patriot, Good Hub! My motto is "follow the money", and you will find the answers.

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      partisan patriot 8 years ago


      Great minds do think alike; in this case they write alike! Although my Hubs aren’t as entertaining as yours I do hope people learn something from them. In this case I hope they learned the dirty little 51 vote secret!

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      partisan patriot 8 years ago


      Most Americans aren’t aware they now need only 50 rotten stinking Commicrats to vote for their takeover plan. That’s what’s so annoying about their charade; “why would anyone be against moving the bill out of committee so we can discuss it openly?” Well now you know why but the pity is most Americans still aren’t aware of the 51 vote charade. That’s because most Americans aren’t intelligent enough to read my Hubs!

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      breakfastpop 8 years ago

      Good morning , Patriot,

      Great hub.I wrote about this very thing this morning. I am livid. This is a major power grab and we should raise our voices loud and clear...

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      SheriSapp 8 years ago from West Virginia

      Patriot--thanks for the info. I was unaware that they will now need only 51 votes instead of 60. Anyone in this country with a job and a brain should be scared!