Obama’s Healthcare bill: “Daley style” politics; some $300 million to Louisiana, essentialy free Medicaid for Nebraska, and more.

23 Dec

To get a bill that “seven other Presidents tried to pass but couldn’t,” President Obama and his cronies bribed Senators with money, or the equivalent of money for their respective states, in order to get their votes.

Using strong-arm tactics, and bribery (not of individuals, but rather of a state that they represent), may not be illegal, but it sure make a mockery of democracy. Barak Obama who was exposed to politics in Chicago must have absorbed and learned from the Daley dynasty how to acquire votes even from those who do not entirely agree with his views.

It is a good thing to reform healthcare, but it is not good if one has to do so by sacrificing democratic principles. In order to be fair, and to live up to strict intent of the United States Constitution, the healthcare bill should have a provision that no state proportionately can get more Federal funds than any other for healthcare!

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2 Responses to “Obama’s Healthcare bill: “Daley style” politics; some $300 million to Louisiana, essentialy free Medicaid for Nebraska, and more.”

  1. Louis Fraga December 27, 2009 at 2:44 pm #

    Actually, the bill would pay for any increase in medicaid. The house version has the same proision for all the states. Try reading the actual provision.

    Thanks

    • dangoor December 27, 2009 at 6:59 pm #

      Yes, but! If the Senate bill provision prevail Nebraska and Lousiana will get more than any other state from the Feds.; and that part of the Senate bill will likely be in the final bill.

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