In the fall of 2009, the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) required 60 votes to pass into law, and the Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu conditioned her vote, the 60th vote, on receiving $200 million dollars for expanded Medicaid benefits for her State. Do you believe this is ethical as an elected US Senator?
If you demand money from someone in exchange for your silence, it’s called ‘blackmail’. If your lawyer demands money from someone in exchange for your silence, it’s called a settlement.
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