Monday, December 21, 2009

Health Care Bill Bribe and Ben Nelson

Exhibit A is the outright bribe extracted by Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Corn Huckster State) from Sen. Harry Reid. As a result of Nelson’s performance in his role of Hamlet in the health care deliberations, we will have two health care systems in this country; one for Nebraska and one for the other 49 states.

In its quixotic attempt to ensure everyone has health insurance, the Reid legislation greatly expands Medicaid eligibility. Because Medicaid is a program whose costs are split between the federal and state governments, this expansion in eligibility raise costs dramatically for states. States will be forced to either raise taxes or cut other services to accommodate the forced increase in Medicaid spending.

Unless that state is Nebraska. Below is the text for Nelson’s bribe. Under this language the federal government will forever cover the costs of Medicaid expansion in Nebraska. Taxpayers in every other state will forever be responsible for the expanded Medicaid program in Nebraska [and their own state]. Outrageous doesn’t do justice to describe this situation. Sen. Nelson also secured an exemption from a new insurance tax for non-profit companies in his state. Mutual of Omaha and Nebraska’s Blue Cross/Blue Shield won’t have to pay a tax other companies will be required to pay.

[Is this enough to make you spitting mad!? I am mad at all Senators who voted for this, and wonder if it can really be enforced....... To me, this even outweighs the issue of using trickery to get us Americans to pay for abortions on demand, for pay we will. It is the purchase, with OUR money, of Senators' votes, this time following the new "Louisiana Purchase" of Mary Landrieu at $300 million dollars. Isn't there a law that forbids holding out just one specific group or state for federal favors above all others? If there isn't, there should be. Can't we all assume that the Democrats who went along with Obama without a state pay-off are now feeling pretty stupid for giving in so easily? You can contact Senator Nelson @ Web Form: He deserves to hear from each and every American about his selling out of his country just so that Obama won't be "keeping track of him." ala: "Ever wonder what happens to those Democrats who fail to go along with what President Obama is demanding? Here's one example: “Don’t think we’re not keeping score, brother,” Obama told DeFazio during a closed-door meeting of the House Democratic Caucus, according to members afterward.]. Here is my letter to Nelson's office: Mr. Nelson: I know I am not one of your constituents, but I am a proud American citizen who is disheartened and disgusted that a Senator could make a decision on a Socialist bill without reading it, and especially by being paid off. The decision would have been respected (though still condemned) by many if it weren't tied, as was Mary Landrieu's vote, to a direct bribe - using our taxpayer monies! Shame on you, and may this be declared unconstitutional!


At 1:00 AM this morning, the Senate voted to end debate on the health care bill. They will, of course, convene to pass the measure sometime soon, probably while we are all sleeping, for this is to be the most open government we have ever seen, along with having C-Span actually cover the debates on the proposed law. Right. They are trying to discourage those pesky Republicans who, by using various accepted methods, may try to stall this vote until at least Christmas Eve.

Senator John Cornyn, Republican of Texas, said he and his colleagues had a duty to fight until the last minute.


After a weekend of no public appearances at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, Vice President Joe Biden will spend a workday of no public appearances in the same place.

According to his official White House schedule, at precisely 1 p.m. today Eastern time Biden will lead a transcontinental conference call "with mayors from across the country to discuss implementation" of the Obama Spends a Gazillion Dollars to Create and/or Save Thousands of Jobs Maybe More But the Unemployment Rate Is Still 10 Percent Act, sometimes called the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Biden has been kind of in charge of that while the multi-tasking president was wheeling his beloved healthcare bill into intensive care and commuting to Scandinavia this fall.

Because Obama promised his would be the most transparent White House administration in history, Biden's mayoral conference call is closed to everyone except the unidentified mayors, including especially those in the annoying, unelected media.


The health-care reform bill expected to win passage in the U.S. Senate is an attack on “liberty” in America, said Mike Huckabee, a former Republican presidential candidate from Arkansas. Huckabee was the star of the show at an Omaha rally held Sunday against President Obama's health care initiative. (Snip) About 1,800 people packed the lower level of the Omaha Music Hall for the rally.


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