Senate Dem Asks SC Attorney General Henry McMaster to Stop Lawsuit Against Obamacare … “Call Off the Dogs”

 

Not only did Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson take a “cornhusker” kickback in exempting his state from provisions of Obamacare in order to buy his vote, Nelson is now reportedly calling the AG of South Carolina to “call off the dogs”. Exactly what business does a US Senator have telling a State official anything?

Hey Senator Ben Nelson, who let the Dogs Out!

In a phone call Thursday, Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., urged South Carolina Republican Attorney General Henry McMaster, the head of a group of 13 GOP state attorneys general who are threatening to file a lawsuit against the Senate health care bill, to reconsider, Politico reported.

A Democratic senator from Nebraska who played a crucial role in getting health care legislation passed in the Senate last month has asked South Carolina’s top attorney to “call off the dogs” – a reference to the state official’s threat to challenge the constitutionality of the bill.

Is Nelson worried that his sleazy, back room deal with Democrat Majority Leader Harry Reid will all be for naught? What, the Corn Husker kickback may not be Constitutional? Say it isn’t so, REALLY! The attorneys general from multiple states are challenging the constitutionality of a Medicaid provision in the Obamacare bill stating that it benefits Nebraska at the expense of other states.

The attorneys general are challenging the constitutionality of a Medicaid provision in the bill that they say benefits Nebraska at the expense of other states.

The deal Nelson cut with Senate Democratic leaders to gain his critical vote would exempt Nebraska from having to pay for the coverage of new enrollees into its Medicaid program and leave the tab with the federal government — a move expected to cost Uncle Sam $100 million over the next 10 years.

But Nelson told McMaster that the deal wasn’t his idea and that the same Medicaid exemption would be offered to every state, according to the memo.

Um, if all states will be offered the same “Corn Husker” kickback Senator Nelson, why is the provision then even in the bill? I would dare say that the CBO would be interested in that little bit of info seeing that it would drastically change the cost of Obamacare. As it presently is stated, Obamacare passes on the cost to the states via Medicaid in order to shift costs from the federal bill.

However, Nelson’s claims that every state will be offered this provision is an out right lie. What would one expect from a desperate Senator who finds himself 31 points behind in his 2012 reelection.

The document goes on to say: “Senator Nelson said it would be ‘fixed’ by extending the Cornhusker Kickback (100% federal payment) on Medicaid to every state.”

Senate Democratic leaders have made no reference to a plan to expand the Nebraska deal to the remaining 49 states — a move that would be prohibitively expensive to the federal government and raise serious questions about whether health reform would lower the expected federal deficit, as President Barack Obama claims it would.



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  • Comments

    6 Responses to “Senate Dem Asks SC Attorney General Henry McMaster to Stop Lawsuit Against Obamacare … “Call Off the Dogs””

    1. southernsue on January 4th, 2010 4:50 pm

      it will be interesting what the attorney generals will say. i know what i would tell nelson.

      be at the polls in 2010! vote out the democrats and rinos.

    2. Deeindvl on January 4th, 2010 10:33 pm

      The Alabama Attorney General told him no thanks, it wasn’t about health care but upholding the Constitution.

      OT: The Dems in DC tried to presuade Commissioner Ron Sparks from running against Rep. Artur Davis for gov. and to run for a vacant Rep. seat instead. Hmm now DC is trying to dictate who can run for govenor lol

    3. J.Jay on January 5th, 2010 12:21 am

      Nelson really missed a step on that one. It is good practice to let the bill be “tested” for legality as early as possible.

    4. rightknight on January 5th, 2010 2:00 am

      The ‘Bamino’ Family can cut any deal it wants
      to, they run the place now. Nelson better clap
      his trap while he’s ahead of the game. This was
      an offer he ‘couldn’t refuse’!

    5. super dave on January 5th, 2010 8:07 am

      now the criminal thug democrats seek to shut out republicans from healthcare debate. this is blatant crime from the pitiful obama down to the least democrat terrorist.
      stand up and take back what is ours and send the democrats & liberals to africa where they would flourish.

    6. super dave on January 5th, 2010 5:36 pm

      out of the street walker pelosi’s own mouth. “we will do whatever it takes to get this bill passed.”
      so democrats, are you proud of this bag of skin now ?

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