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Sen. Reid plays down Nelson Medicaid buy off
The Washington Times ^ | 12/19/09 | Kerry Picket

Posted on 12/19/2009 2:28:33 PM PST by paltz

The Washington Times reported last night Senator Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) had told reporters no deal was agreed to after he emerged from a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and other Democratic leaders. He went on to say health care talks were ongoing. What he failed to mention, through all of his rhetoric about his concern for pro-life language in the bill, was the huge Medicaid pay off to Nebraska being slipped into the health care bill. Essentially, the federal government will pay for Nebraska's new Medicaid recipients. The provision is worth about $45 million for the first ten years. In fact, Nebraska will be entitled to 100 percent federal help from Medicaid forever.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: 111th; benedictarnoldnelson; benedictnelson; bennelson; benodictarnoldnelson; benodictnelson; bribe; democratcorruption; democrats; medicare; nebraskawhore; obamacare; payoff; reid; tyranny
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1 posted on 12/19/2009 2:28:33 PM PST by paltz
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To: paltz

These Senators think that their entire State is as corrupt as they are.


2 posted on 12/19/2009 2:29:59 PM PST by fortheDeclaration ("Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people".-John Adams)
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To: paltz

I think Nevada and Louisiana got the same kind of deal.


3 posted on 12/19/2009 2:30:47 PM PST by GeronL
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To: paltz

Wasn’t it just a few days ago when Ben Nelson said his vote was not for sale?


4 posted on 12/19/2009 2:32:04 PM PST by onyx
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To: paltz

“Money talks, B*** S*** walks.”

Except on Capitol Hill: “Money talks, B*** S*** sits in the respective resplendent chairs in the two chambers in the wings under the Dome.”


5 posted on 12/19/2009 2:32:23 PM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: paltz

In my book this makes Nelsen worse than the scumiest leftist on the left side of the aisle.


6 posted on 12/19/2009 2:32:45 PM PST by samtheman
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To: paltz

I just watched it on CSPAN.

The “Gee...it happens ALL THE TIME to get something passed” answer by Harry was another one in series of dem Marxist replies that requires me to CONSTANTLY keep up with prices on possible necessary TV replacements.


7 posted on 12/19/2009 2:33:48 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: paltz

Forever. Let’s ask the Chinese what they think of “forever”.


8 posted on 12/19/2009 2:34:14 PM PST by fhayek
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To: paltz

In 2013 we will undo that. Nebraska can pony up with the rest of the states.


9 posted on 12/19/2009 2:34:17 PM PST by bergmeid (obama. With a small o.)
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To: onyx

As there the story goes, there was never any doubt that he was a whore, the only question was the price.


10 posted on 12/19/2009 2:35:36 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: samtheman

Nelson used the ‘Pro-Life’ stance as a smokescreen so he could do the dirty deal with real $$ for the sweet MedicAid deal and payback to Insurance companies within Nebraska.
A real charlatan folks....


11 posted on 12/19/2009 2:37:00 PM PST by tflabo
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To: paltz

How can it be legal for the Federal Government to pay for the State Medicaid costs of one state (or two or three) and not pay for the same liabilities in all of the other states? In a sane world, this would not be allowed.


12 posted on 12/19/2009 2:37:19 PM PST by georgiagirl_pam
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To: musicman

The Marxist replies that requires me to COMSTANTLY keep up with the prices of possible necessary TV replacements....When you find them please POST them!


13 posted on 12/19/2009 2:37:34 PM PST by ColdOne (ColdOne (Vote them out!))
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To: paltz

I guess Reid is the only one talking. Nelson’s mouth is understandably full...


14 posted on 12/19/2009 2:37:34 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Spending another season of UNAPOLOGETICALLY CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS!)
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To: fortheDeclaration

So there is a price for life. I wonder what his vote would be if a pro-life group offered his state 45 million?


15 posted on 12/19/2009 2:38:09 PM PST by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: onyx

What he meant was his vote was not on sale, in other words, they had to pay full price.


16 posted on 12/19/2009 2:38:14 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Jail Al Gore and the Climate Frauds!)
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To: onyx

Apparently anything and everything about Ben Nelson is for sale.


17 posted on 12/19/2009 2:38:27 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Spending another season of UNAPOLOGETICALLY CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS!)
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To: paltz

Liar, liar Pants on Fire.


18 posted on 12/19/2009 2:39:03 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: paltz

19 posted on 12/19/2009 2:40:08 PM PST by cranked
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To: prairiebreeze

Nelson is a bald faced liar——his vote WAS for sale, indeed.
Dirty deed for sure!


20 posted on 12/19/2009 2:41:14 PM PST by tflabo
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To: paltz

Well gee, why didn’t he just make a deal for Nebraskans to be forever tax free? They would have loved him for it and the rest of us could just take up the slack.


21 posted on 12/19/2009 2:41:40 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: HerrBlucher

Well put.


22 posted on 12/19/2009 2:42:07 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: paltz

Is Harry the John, and Bennie the gigolo?


23 posted on 12/19/2009 2:42:16 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Remember the reason for the season.)
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To: georgiagirl_pam
How can it be legal...

It isn't. However, the entire federal structure has become corrupted by power (including Judicial) that they will likely allow it by refusing to get involved, calling it a "political" issue.

-PJ

24 posted on 12/19/2009 2:42:59 PM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: paltz
I see no reason for the State of Georgia to remain in this union. As the rest of the country slides down into the abyss of Marxism I say it is time for the “normal” Americans to separate themselves from these mutants.
25 posted on 12/19/2009 2:43:26 PM PST by southernerwithanattitude ({new and improved redneck})
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To: mrsmel

Indeed and never truer than today with Mr. Nelson of Nebraska.


26 posted on 12/19/2009 2:44:04 PM PST by onyx
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To: paltz

When Nelson was asked about the pay-off on CSPAN he said that he didn’t want to talk about it and that Reid would fill them in on the details. Nelson also scolded everyone in America that questioned him, telling us that we “could do better.” Now we have Nelson impotently trying to regulate what people say on television and on the internet about his chicanery.


27 posted on 12/19/2009 2:44:18 PM PST by purplelobster
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To: paltz
***Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., who pushed through the restrictions in the House-passed bill, also rejected Nelson's deal. He called it “not acceptable” because it “would allow the federal government to subsidize insurance policies with abortion coverage.” He said he intends to keep working to find a solution that would allow him to ultimately vote for the health care bill.***

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_health_care_overhaul

Nelson is not only a liar, he's a baby killer!

28 posted on 12/19/2009 2:44:25 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: georgiagirl_pam

“How can it be legal for the Federal Government to pay for the State Medicaid costs of one state (or two or three) and not pay for the same liabilities in all of the other states?”

Agreed. Excellent question.


29 posted on 12/19/2009 2:45:52 PM PST by purplelobster
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To: paltz

Guess that’s it for Omaha Steaks...


30 posted on 12/19/2009 2:46:07 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Sybeck1
Is Harry the John, and Bennie the gigolo?

With Schmucky 'B' Schumer in the mix more like a Ménage à trois.

31 posted on 12/19/2009 2:46:21 PM PST by tflabo
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To: paltz

Call, email, fax (this is my favorite option), visit these five senators. Do it now - before the 8:00 est vote in the Senate.

Webb
http://webb.senate.gov
Phone: 202-224-4024
Fax: 202-228-6363

Landrieu
http://landrieu.senate.gov
Phone: (202)224-5824
Fax:(202) 224-9735

Lincoln
http://lincoln.senate.gov
(202) 224-4843
Fax (202) 228-1371

Bayh
http://bayh.senate.gov
Phone: (202) 224-5623
Fax: (202) 228-1377

Lieberman
http://lieberman.senate.gov
Phone: 202.224.4041
Fax: 202.224.9750


32 posted on 12/19/2009 2:49:12 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable, and unambiguous clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: paltz

33 posted on 12/19/2009 2:51:56 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: prairiebreeze; HerrBlucher; hennie pennie

Nelson fleeced the nation. Shame on him.

Evil Reid has no business bribing his evil colleagues with OUR money.

If this isn’t corruption, please define it for me.


34 posted on 12/19/2009 2:52:30 PM PST by onyx
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To: paltz
The provision is worth about $45 million for the first ten years.

Thus, $4.5 million per year.

The population of Nebraska is 1.78 million. So, this is worth $2.53 per Cornhusker per year.

This 'bribe' is an so phony that it doesn't even add up to a $3 bill.


35 posted on 12/19/2009 2:54:51 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: onyx
Wasn’t it just a few days ago when Ben Nelson said his vote was not for sale?

Then, under his breathe, he muttered, "But I'm willing to negotiate a long term lease."

36 posted on 12/19/2009 2:55:26 PM PST by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: paltz

Never Forget-—

These Democrats Senators are up for election in Nov 2010—

We need to keep these names in front of the electorate until Nov 2010-—

Bayh, Evan - (D - IN)
Bennet, Michael F. - (D - CO)
Dorgan, Byron L. - (D - ND)
Lincoln, Blanche L. - (D - AR)
Reid, Harry - (D - NV)
Specter, Arlen - (D - PA)

Boxer, Barbara - (D - CA)
Burris, Roland W. - (D - IL)
Dodd, Christopher J. - (D - CT)
Feingold, Russell D. - (D - WI)
Inouye, Daniel K. - (D - HI)
Leahy, Patrick J. - (D - VT)
Mikulski, Barbara A. - (D - MD)
Murray, Patty - (D - WA)
Schumer, Charles E. - (D - NY)
Wyden, Ron - (D - OR)


37 posted on 12/19/2009 2:59:59 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: paltz

malevolent bat-turds, all of them.


38 posted on 12/19/2009 3:00:20 PM PST by SueRae
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To: southernerwithanattitude

I say the same of the State of Mississippi. I only hope that Gov Barbour will assert states’ rights in opposition to us footing the bill for Nebraska or any other state getting this sweetheart deal for their senator’s vote. I don’t know how that would work in practice, but the principle is certainly there. It’s not as if every state has to pay, Nebraska from what I understand just got the best deal. From what I understand a couple more states have gotten similar deals. So I don’t know why other states wouldn’t be perfectly within their rights to refuse to take up the slack for them.


39 posted on 12/19/2009 3:01:18 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: savedbygrace

LOL. By golly, I think you actually heard him!


40 posted on 12/19/2009 3:07:12 PM PST by onyx
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To: paltz

"We won. Shut up and pay up!"

41 posted on 12/19/2009 3:09:37 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: cranked

Senator Richard Burr. Nelson played the price is right.m4v

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5fNfsf27YQ&feature=youtube_gdata


42 posted on 12/19/2009 3:13:58 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: GeronL
I think Nevada and Louisiana got the same kind of deal.

Naw, Landrieu got some where around $300M total. So at $45M over 10 years, it means that Nelson is a cheaper prostitute than Landrieu is.

43 posted on 12/19/2009 3:46:01 PM PST by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: onyx

Whores always have a price, always, and they found his.


44 posted on 12/19/2009 3:49:30 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: Turbo Pig; GeronL

“In fact, Nebraska will be entitled to 100 percent federal help from Medicaid forever.”


Nelson makes Mary look like a pricey one night stand.

Nelson’s lasts forever.


45 posted on 12/19/2009 3:53:34 PM PST by onyx
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To: chiefqc

Yes, indeed.


46 posted on 12/19/2009 3:54:22 PM PST by onyx
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To: paltz

This is a nightmare Christmas !!!!

Kinda ;)

Light those phone lines up .


47 posted on 12/19/2009 3:59:06 PM PST by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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To: onyx

like a bad case of VD


48 posted on 12/19/2009 4:11:23 PM PST by GeronL
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

Al Franken “Throws Harry Reid Under the Bus”
in Defending His Insult of Joe Lieberman - Video
Freedom’s Lighthouse | December 18, 2009 | Brian
Posted on 12/18/2009 7:35:49 PM PST by Federalist Patriot
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2410937/posts


49 posted on 12/19/2009 4:25:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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To: southernerwithanattitude

Time for Texas, too, to tell the fed gov’t to go to hell.


50 posted on 12/19/2009 4:34:13 PM PST by crosstimbers
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