"What does it take to get a wavering senator to vote for health care reform?" "On page 432 of the Reid bill, there is a section increasing federal Medicaid subsidies for “certain states recovering from a major disaster.” "I am told the section applies to exactly one state: Louisiana, the home of moderate Democrat Mary Landrieu, who has been playing hard to get on the health care bill." "Senator Harry Reid, who drafted the bill, cannot pass it without the support of Louisiana’s Mary Landrieu. How much does it cost? According to the Congressional Budget Office: $100 million." http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2009/11/the-100-million-health-care-vote.html Obama and the democrats have turned the federal treasury into nothing more than a giant slush fund for buying votes.