Puzzling Statement: Obama Says ‘Louisiana Purchase’ Will Help With the ‘Earthquake in Hawaii’


obama3[Video below.] Either Obama’s completely making up stuff now or we all missed some horrible devastating earthquake in Hawaii. Last night, on Fox News, President Obama said that he agreed with “The Louisiana Purchase” in Obamacare, because it also covered the earthquake in Hawaii:

FOX News posted the exchange:

BAIER: Do you know which specific deals are in or out, as of today?

OBAMA: I am certain that we’ve made sure, for example, that any burdens on states are alleviated, when it comes to what they’re going to have to chip in to make sure that we’re giving subsidies to small businesses, and subsidies to individuals, for example.

BAIER: So the Connecticut deal is still in?

OBAMA: So that’s not – that’s not going to be something that is going to be in this final package. I think the same is true on all of these provisions. I’ll give you some exceptions though.

Something that was called a special deal was for Louisiana. It was said that there were billions – millions of dollars going to Louisiana, this was a special deal. Well, in fact, that provision, which I think should remain in, said that if a state has been affected by a natural catastrophe, that has created a special health care emergency in that state, they should get help. Louisiana, obviously, went through Katrina, and they’re still trying to deal with the enormous challenges that were faced because of that.


OBAMA: That also – I’m giving you an example of one that I consider important. It also affects Hawaii, which went through an earthquake. So that’s not just a Louisiana provision. That is a provision that affects every state that is going through a natural catastrophe.

Now I have said that there are certain provisions, like this Nebraska one, that don’t make sense. And they needed to be out. And we have removed those. So, at the end of the day, what people are going to be able to say is that this legislation is going to be providing help to small businesses and individuals, across the board, in an even handed way, and providing people relief from a status quo that’s just not working. {End Transcript}

In 1868 there was a major earthquake in Hawaii that killed 77 people. In 1975 an earthquake in Hawaii killed 2 people.

Click below for a video of Obama’s comment: 

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  1. Responding to President Obama’s March 17 statement that Hawaii “went through an earthquake” and could benefit from a health care reform provision that would help Louisiana cope with Medicaid shortfalls resulting from Hurricane Katrina, Steve Doocy asked, “What Hawaiian earthquake?” In fact, as Fox News reported at the time, President Bush declared a “major disaster” after Hawaii was hit by a magnitude 6.7 earthquake in October 2006.

  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_Hawaii_earthquake

    The 2006 Hawaii earthquake was an offshore earthquake occurring 10 km (6 miles) southwest from Puak?, Hawai’i, United States, on Sunday October 15, 2006 at 7:07:49 AM local time (17:07:49 (UTC)). It measured 6.7 on the moment magnitude scale, and was located at 19°52?41?N 155°56?06?W? / ?19.878°N 155.935°W? / 19.878; -155.935, at a depth of 38.9 km (24.2 miles).[2] It produced several aftershocks, including one that measured a magnitude of 6.0 seven minutes after the main shock.[3] The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center measured a four-inch (102 mm) tsunami on the coast of the Big Island.[4]

  3. Are you going to edit the post? You completely missed the 2006 earthquake. You should probably retract a little. How about removing the entire opening sentence? YOU messed up. Take responsibility for that.

  4. http://cbs5.com/earthquake/bush.disaster.declaration.2.448441.html

    Yah, “O” but this was no katrina…slight damage, did not make the national news scene, and really is more “o”‘s point of reference having ties to the islands of Hawaii, and I really believe born there as well.

    650,000 damages to homes and 31 Million for schools? Sounds like the state of Hawaii MILKED the “disaster” to get funds for new schools ( assuming it did not get funneled anywhere else).

    It was a poor connection on POTUS’s part, but not complete fantasy land….just a nice mix…a gulash. 🙂