Obama said last night that the so-called Louisiana Purchase bribe for a yes vote on the HC bill would help with Hawaii's earthquake. I'm confused:
1. I thought they were going to remove that provision from the bill? So why is Obama defending it??
2. Hawaii had a recent earthquake - since the 2006 one?
3. Is LA part of Hawaii?
Here's the transcript of that part of the discussion.
"Something that was called a special deal was for Louisiana. It was said that there were billions — millions of dollars going to Louisiana, this was a special deal. Well, in fact, that provision, which I think should remain in, said that if a state has been affected by a natural catastrophe, that has created a special health care emergency in that state, they should get help. Louisiana, obviously, went through Katrina, and they’re still trying to deal with the enormous challenges that were faced because of that.
OBAMA: That also — I’m giving you an example of one that I consider important. It also affects Hawaii, which went through an earthquake. So that’s not just a Louisiana provision. That is a provision that affects every state that is going through a natural catastrophe.
Now I have said that there are certain provisions, like this Nebraska one, that don’t make sense. And they needed to be out. And we have removed those. So, at the end of the day, what people are going to be able to say is that this legislation is going to be providing help to small businesses and individuals, across the board, in an even handed way, and providing people relief from a status quo that’s just not working."
Makes sense to me, it's more clear reading it here lol... thanks Richard, I was a little confused, too. This health care bill is a monster! (in size i mean)
Good! Even more reason to run for POTUS! That would be a welcome change from Bush and Obama!
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