"When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." - Benjamin Franklin;
"And when politicians find that honor and character matter less than buying votes and a constituency, that too will herald the end of the Constitution. When that happens we must work tirelessly to change their minds, or their occupation!" - Hoping The Blind Will See

Monday, November 23, 2009

The 2nd Louisiana Purchase

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!


  1. I found the 100 million dollar bribe to Louisiana for their health care vote. It is on page 432 of the bill and increases medicaide to "certain" states recovering from a "major" disaster in the preceding 7 years...turns out only 1 state this applies to.
    Today they are saying, with hands held out, "What else can Harry hand out to get my states vote?"
    The next few weeks will be a garage sale of corruption and it won't be cheap!

  2. What absolutely floors me is that they don't even feel there is a need to hide this stuff - it's an in your face and you can't stop us mentality. I think part of this is that some of them know they're in trouble come 2010, so they've decided to beligerently push stuff down our throats as an advanced payback.