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BREAKING: Nelson To Vote For Healthcare In Exchange For Medicaid Payments To Nebraska
newsbusters ^ | December 19, 2009 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 12/19/2009 2:09:47 PM PST by opentalk

Not that this will come as any great shock, but Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), the lone Democrat holdout against the current iteration of healthcare reform, announced Saturday he will vote for the bill.

Also unsurprising: much like Mary "Louisiana Purchase" Landrieu (D-La.) before him, Nelson sold his vote and his very soul for some financial benefits to his state.

As Politico reported moments ago:

Sen. Mary Landrieu got the "Louisiana Purchase." Sen. Ben Nelson got the federal government to pick up most his state's future Medicaid tab -- forever.

As part of the deal to win 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. [...]

Medicaid is usually paid for with a mix of federal and state funding, but Nelson's carve out means that any Medicaid beneficiaries who join the program after the bill passes will be funded by the federal government.

It's a sweet deal considering that many governors are worried that the Medicaid expansion will further strain already stressed state budgets.

Great. So states with fiscal problems of their own get their budgets squeezed as a result of this bill, but the man that history will show cast the deciding vote gets his state off the hook!

Amazing!

Beyond this, tax dollars went to bribe two key Democrats so that a bill will be passed that will raise our taxes further!

Absolutely amazing!

Is this what Hope and Change meant?

Exit question: If we now disaffectionately refer to Louisiana's Democrat Senator as Mary "Louisiana Purchase" Landrieu, what should we call Nelson for his historic sellout?

I've already heard Ben "Cornhusker Kickback" Nelson, but think that lacks punch.

Any other suggestions?


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; benedictarnoldnelson; benedictnelson; bennelson; benodictarnoldnelson; benodictnelson; bribe; chicagopolitics; democrats; healthcarebill; healthcontrol; louisiana; marylandrieu; medicaid; nebraska; nebraskawhore; nelson; obama; taxmoney; unethical
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1 posted on 12/19/2009 2:09:47 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Senators are so cheap these days. sad.


2 posted on 12/19/2009 2:11:30 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: opentalk

The other Rats were pretty stupid for not holding out and getting their fair share of the bribe money.


3 posted on 12/19/2009 2:12:02 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: opentalk

I think the other states should sue the federal government for giving special privileges to Louisiana, Nebraska, and any other state that got special benefits in the healthcare plan. I had heard a few months back that three other states were getting the feds to pay for the state portion of the medicaid payments, and Nevada (Dirty Harry’s state) was one of them.


4 posted on 12/19/2009 2:12:35 PM PST by Sir Clancelot
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To: opentalk

How about Ben Screwin the people nelson


5 posted on 12/19/2009 2:12:51 PM PST by conservativehusker (GO BIG RED!!!!)
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To: opentalk

LOL. This broke about 6 hours or so ago and multiple threads have discussed it here on FR. Breaking indeed.


6 posted on 12/19/2009 2:14:11 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: opentalk

Maybe our elected officials should remove all doubt, and simply carry large price tags announcing, “For Sale to Highest Bidder.” It would be a step on the road to clarity.


7 posted on 12/19/2009 2:14:15 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: NormsRevenge

Seems not only unethical but illegal. There is no reason why taxpayers from other states have to be bound to these deals.


8 posted on 12/19/2009 2:14:28 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Looks like Nebraska beat Nevada in announcing male prostitutes.


9 posted on 12/19/2009 2:14:36 PM PST by blue-duncan
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To: opentalk
Nelson To Vote For Healthcare In Exchange For Medicaid Payments To Nebraska

Quick, all you poor destitute illegals trying to get a piece of the American pie (whats left of it) go to Nebraska and get MUCH more than you could get anywhere else!

10 posted on 12/19/2009 2:14:49 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: opentalk
what should we call Nelson for his historic sellout?

Judas Ben-Nelson (D-Iscariot).

11 posted on 12/19/2009 2:16:01 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Mutual of Obama: Because we don't trust you to take care of yourself.)
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To: tobyhill
The public option gets put back into the reconciliation bill.

Healthcare for illegals goes in the reconciliation bill.

Federal funding of all abortions including partial-birth goes in the reconciliation bill.

Pick the worst possible outcome; that is the reconciliation bill.

Obama is happy.

12 posted on 12/19/2009 2:16:15 PM PST by Memphis Moe
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To: opentalk

In short, Nelson is against killing babies unless paid enough money to kill them.

As an aside, favoring one state over another like this sounds unconstitutional. Or at least corrupt.


13 posted on 12/19/2009 2:17:03 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: NormsRevenge
THIS BRIBERY & EXTORTION CRAP IS ILLEGAL AND HAS GOT TO STOP. THIS IS TAXPAYER'S MONEY AND OUR GOV'T LEADERS SHOULD BE ARRESTED AND JAILED.
14 posted on 12/19/2009 2:17:14 PM PST by historyrepeatz
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To: opentalk

Ben Nelson is the new male prostitute. Even Tiger Woods is saying “Oh come on, at least I gave the ladies a good time”


15 posted on 12/19/2009 2:17:24 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: conservativehusker
"How about Ben Screwin the people nelson."

He just rolled over like a cheap whore. Email him like I did and let him know how you feel.

16 posted on 12/19/2009 2:17:40 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: opentalk

On the Politico 44 website it has this quote from Dear Reader “the American people will have the vote they deserve” on health reform........ THEY DESERVE wow that statement says it all.....


17 posted on 12/19/2009 2:17:43 PM PST by ColdOne (ColdOne (Vote them out!))
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To: Memphis Moe
The public option gets put back into the reconciliation bill. Healthcare for illegals goes in the reconciliation bill. Federal funding of all abortions including partial-birth goes in the reconciliation bill. Pick the worst possible outcome; that is the reconciliation bill.

It would never pass the House.

18 posted on 12/19/2009 2:17:54 PM PST by fortheDeclaration ("Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people".-John Adams)
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To: tobyhill
The other Rats were pretty stupid for not holding out and getting their fair share of the bribe money.

My state's governor didn't see a problem.


19 posted on 12/19/2009 2:17:58 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: historyrepeatz

totaly agree. this is bribery& extortion... they try not to hide it right in our face.............


20 posted on 12/19/2009 2:19:39 PM PST by ColdOne (ColdOne (Vote them out!))
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To: opentalk

Talk about a Corrupt Bargain.


21 posted on 12/19/2009 2:19:45 PM PST by GeronL
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To: opentalk

Gee, my senators (Mikulski, Cardin) gave it away for free

I feel so...used


22 posted on 12/19/2009 2:19:54 PM PST by silverleaf (More folks being invited to the White House for Holiday parties than are being sent to Afghanistan)
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To: Sir Clancelot

The federal government,namely the IRS, gave some privileges to members of one religious group(scientology) that other groups cannot get.

A Jewish couple took this all the way to SCOTUS who declined to review it. It is a pretty clear example of a violation of the Establishment clause..but no one will do anything about it.

http://www.jlaw.com/Briefs/sklar.html

I fully expect nothing to be done about Nelson’s Medicaid fiasco.


23 posted on 12/19/2009 2:20:49 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: opentalk

I apologize for the large, all caps text but I’m fuming & PI$$ED OFF!


24 posted on 12/19/2009 2:24:16 PM PST by historyrepeatz
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To: ColdOne

Are you SURE you didn’t leave out the word WHITE somewhere in that quote portion from Dear Reader??

...just askin’....


25 posted on 12/19/2009 2:24:54 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: saganite
I think the breaking news is what Ungentle Ben charged for his vote. Another site had reported Ben negotiated “special favors.” Now it is leaking out what some of them were.

Somehow, the folks in Nebraska must force Ben to resign. Hire some private dectectives, dig up some dirt. Do like the Dems and Hilary do. Get in the game. Strike a blow for freedom.

26 posted on 12/19/2009 2:26:21 PM PST by Memphis Moe
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To: opentalk

He’s a whore. The only question was what was his price. Now we know.


27 posted on 12/19/2009 2:27:33 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: tobyhill

“The other Rats were pretty stupid for not holding out and getting their fair share of the bribe money.”


This is what I sent via Facebook to 0bama’s pets Webb and Warner of VA:

Sen. xxxx, now that Sens. Landrieu, Sanders and Nelson have secured special earmarks and tax exemptions for their respective states in exchange for “aye” votes on 0bamaCare, and since you are going to reflexively support your party bosses, what was the price for your vote? What have you obtained for us in Virginia????


28 posted on 12/19/2009 2:28:10 PM PST by ScottinVA (The arrogance of this Congress is staggering. November 2010 can't get here quickly enough.)
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To: opentalk

Just FYI - This already posted twice in FR Breaking News - first time was 8am today

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2411114/posts


29 posted on 12/19/2009 2:29:28 PM PST by VRWCTexan (Obama-scare is the "real" Cash for Clunker Program!)
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To: opentalk

Question for voters in Nebraska: Can you be bought...?


30 posted on 12/19/2009 2:29:31 PM PST by mewzilla (Rick Santelli for Man of the Year!)
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To: opentalk
Negotiation ploy?


31 posted on 12/19/2009 2:31:08 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: VRWCTexan
Thanks,

This was the title of the article at newsbusters, simple summary of the bottom line.

32 posted on 12/19/2009 2:33:43 PM PST by opentalk
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To: musicman

From Politico 44 Whiteboard, is that what you meant? From our Dear Reader quote.?


33 posted on 12/19/2009 2:34:27 PM PST by ColdOne (ColdOne (Vote them out!))
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To: blue-duncan
Looks like Nebraska beat Nevada in announcing male prostitutes.

Maybe, but we have the pimp daddy.

34 posted on 12/19/2009 2:34:34 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Oath keepers + The NRA = FReeRepublic (.com baby))
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To: opentalk

What a whore puss face....but, he’s a DEM...so we all KNEW that.


35 posted on 12/19/2009 2:42:02 PM PST by goodnesswins (Become a Precinct Committee Person/Officer....in the GOP...or do NOT complain.)
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To: opentalk

I am going to write Midget Mikulski and ask her why I have to pay and Nebraskans dont.


36 posted on 12/19/2009 2:42:40 PM PST by Venturer
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To: blackbart.223

I tried emailing him last night....but got response that his mailbox was full....


37 posted on 12/19/2009 2:42:43 PM PST by goodnesswins (Become a Precinct Committee Person/Officer....in the GOP...or do NOT complain.)
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To: ColdOne
Yep....

This one from your #17 post:

....quote from Dear Reader “the (WHITE) American people will have the vote they deserve” on health reform.....

since WE ARE NOW THE SLAVES.....

IMHO, it's just not just a "Heath Care Bill", it's reparations, or as the Marxist Progressives or Rev. Right pew sitters like to call it: Social Justice

38 posted on 12/19/2009 2:44:08 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: opentalk

“Benedict Arnold” Nelson


39 posted on 12/19/2009 2:44:08 PM PST by dschapin
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To: goodnesswins
Wouldn't it be great if a dem that had already promised to vote for the bill now backed out so his state could get the same deal. And then 1 by 1 the rest refused to vote yes until their state got the same deal. Hell, if I had a dem senator, I would now be pissed if we didn’t get the same deal. Wonder how the other dem senators feel that delivered their yes vote for nothing.
40 posted on 12/19/2009 2:46:59 PM PST by lynn4303
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To: musicman; ColdOne; All
Rev. Right Wright


41 posted on 12/19/2009 2:48:25 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: lynn4303

Hmmmmm....we have DEMS here in Oregon...maybe I should email THEM and DEMAND the same treatment that Nelson got!!! We sure could use the moolah! One way to kill it!


42 posted on 12/19/2009 2:49:29 PM PST by goodnesswins (Become a Precinct Committee Person/Officer....in the GOP...or do NOT complain.)
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To: opentalk

Osama BEN Laden


43 posted on 12/19/2009 2:49:48 PM PST by Bob the builder
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To: Venturer

“I am going to write Midget Mikulski and ask her why I have to pay and Nebraskans dont.”

All those who are subjects to democrat senaturds (we’re no longer constituents, but subjects) should contact those senaturds and demand to know why their states didn’t get special treatment, too. At least since this battle is lost, we can add some heat from that angle.


44 posted on 12/19/2009 2:51:04 PM PST by ScottinVA (The arrogance of this Congress is staggering. November 2010 can't get here quickly enough.)
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To: lynn4303
I would now be pissed if we didn't’t get the same deal.

Exactly!

45 posted on 12/19/2009 2:51:22 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk
My job, my future, and my country for a box of chocolates.
46 posted on 12/19/2009 2:52:31 PM PST by MaxMax (Obamao can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: NormsRevenge
Senators are so cheap these days. sad.

Costs the USA a fortune for these cheap souled tasbards.

47 posted on 12/19/2009 2:53:53 PM PST by tflabo
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To: Venturer

Your point is very real and will prove to be the unraveling of this catastrophe. If it’s free for one it should be free for all. This special accommodation is unconstitutional as a matter of equal protection. The abortion “states choice” disaster is dead for the same reason. Either this never makes it past the Supreme Court, or our constitution is truly dead and gone.


48 posted on 12/19/2009 3:00:36 PM PST by untwist
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To: opentalk

and the taxpayers of the country sit and watch.


49 posted on 12/19/2009 3:01:31 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: goodnesswins
"I tried emailing him last night....but got response that his mailbox was full...."

I'll bet it was. That should tell him somthing. My guess is he won't learn from the message. Once a whore always a whore.

50 posted on 12/19/2009 3:04:37 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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