Bribes rule the day in Obamacare.
Just in case you didn’t think this entire “healthcare debate” could get any more immoral, the politicians in Congress find a way to make it more immoral by buying off votes from skeptical members. I say politicians because it isn’t just “moderate” Democrats who are being bought off, squeamish go-along-to-get-along Republicans are being bought off as well.
We all know about Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu’s “New Louisiana Purchase” where Reidcare has a special carve-out of $300 million going to “states declared to be in a state of emergency in the last seven years”. Her Republican Congressman colleague, Joseph Cao, received special assurances from Obama to receive Medicaid funding for his constituents. Joseph Cao should ask Big Pharma and the Insurance lobby how valuable Obama’s special assurances are.
And the special deals don’t end there. In the same article detailing Cao’s “special assurances” we hear that a couple of Congressmen in Silicon Valley got assurances to get funding to build a medical school in their district. I wonder how many people will decide to go to medical school after Obamacare passes…
Things like these special deals should lead people to wonder: just how important do the politicians consider my healthcare if they engage in such egregious behavior such as dealmaking just to get Obamacare passed? If Obamacare is so great, why all the underhanded bribes and side deals to get it passed? To these people I say to ask the question is to answer it: as Thomas Sowell said in a recent article, “No one will really understand politics until they understand that politicians are not trying to solve our problems. They are trying to solve their own problems — of which getting elected and re-elected are number one and number two. Whatever is number three is far behind.” Keep that in mind as you continue to watch this healthcare train wreck move forward.