With little disguise for the exhorbitant bribe to Louisiana Senator Mary Landreau for her vote, the United States Goverment has once again purchased Louisiana. The first purchase, in 1803 cost American tax-payers $15 million dollars - a bargain because we secured the middle third of our country, opening up land for settlement in what became the fertile heartland, and creating great opportunity for development. At the time, the purchase doubled the size of America! That was government foresight - which makes some sense as it was Thomas Jefferson who made the initial decision to purchase the land.
The 2nd Louisiana Purchase is not such a bargain. It is a demonstration of government short-sightedness, and partisanship. It exposes government corruption and all it's taudriness for anyone caring to look. It's going to cost us $300 million up front, and will cost us ten times that before all is said and done through the passage of health care reform legislation currently being worked on in Congress, and will eventually be seen by the blind out there for what it is, the money pit! Sure hope all you blind people have deep pockets!
Wake Up America!