The point is this Dog GOne. What is needed is long term Coastal protection for the entire coast. Thats the issue. The point has been that Louisiana would use these funds excusively for that. Now before everyone goes Libertarian on me here we have noticed that various places have been protected by Fed Help. The Everglades is a big area where I have never heard people say thats Floridas problem dont spend money. The Coastal erosion problem is massive and cannot be funded soley by Louisiana. Its really a win for everyone if Louisiana Coast are protected. The oil royalty issue is being brought up because again it looks like the major problem is again to be overlooked
You're still arguing that the end justifies the means. Louisiana coastal lands need protecting and any tactic you can use to make others pay for it is justified.
Hell, just send the Lousiana National Guard to rob Fort Knox. At least you wouldn't be threatening the nation's energy supply.