Ben “The Price Is Right” Nelson … Special Lifetime Medicaid Break (Bribe) from Harry Reid for Nelson’s Vote
Since Harry Reid wants to buy off votes, why are not the rest of the 59 Senators that stated they would back the bill not saying … SHOW ME THE MONEY?
With so much on the line and so much that could be affected, this was terrible form by Democrats. I guess we now know what Obama meant by all things are negotiable.
A Senator at this point would be derelict in their duty to their state to not demand and extort money from Reid the same way Ben Nelson did.
Welcome to Chicago-style politics in Washington, DC. The more we hear of this bribe that was given to Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson, the more unbelievable and unconscionable it is.
Senator Ben Nelson had the audacity to have a press conference and state that he was now on board with Obamacare because he believed that in his heart of hearts that this handles the the issue of banning the funding of abortion by federal money. LIAR!!!
Ben Nelson was bought and paid for by Harry Reid in that the state of Nebraska will forever be given a special Medicaid break that get this, will last forever. Yes that is correct, until the end of time. Are you kidding?
As stated at the Gateway Pundit, “most states will struggle with the rising costs of Medicaid under the democrat’s plan, Nebraska will be the lone exception… forever.”
The deal is for Ben Nelson, forever and forever, Amen. Forever and ever and only for Nebraska! Nebraska will never have to pick up an share of the Medicaid amount due because Ben Nelson sold his soul.
As stated on Fox, this is going to outrage an awful lot of people. The response, it already has. How can states that may already be in fiscal trouble be responsible to pay for another states Medicaid obligation. FOREVER!!!
Read the text of the bill at Big Government.com where every other state in the United States will have to pay for Nebraska’s Medicaid.
“As part of the deal to win Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson’s support, the federal government will fund Nebraska’s new Medicaid recipients. It’s a provision worth about $45 million over the first decade.” (Chris Frates, “Ben Nelson’s Medicaid deal,” Politico, 12/19/09)
If any of the other state Senators that claim to be on board with Obamacare do not automatically say to Harry Reid … WAIT A MINUTE, Maybe I am not on board with this plan … SHOW ME THE MONEY!
WHERE IS OUR CORN HUSKER KICKBACK?
So in the end a pay off trumps principles. A special thanks to Harry Reid for bringing Nevada legalized prostitution to a piece of legislation that affects 1/6 of the United States economy.