Skip to comments.Sen. Reid plays down Nelson Medicaid buy off
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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These Senators think that their entire State is as corrupt as they are.
I think Nevada and Louisiana got the same kind of deal.
Wasn’t it just a few days ago when Ben Nelson said his vote was not for sale?
“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.”
In my book this makes Nelsen worse than the scumiest leftist on the left side of the aisle.
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.
Forever. Let’s ask the Chinese what they think of “forever”.
In 2013 we will undo that. Nebraska can pony up with the rest of the states.
As there the story goes, there was never any doubt that he was a whore, the only question was the price.
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....
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.
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!
I guess Reid is the only one talking. Nelson’s mouth is understandably full...
So there is a price for life. I wonder what his vote would be if a pro-life group offered his state 45 million?
What he meant was his vote was not on sale, in other words, they had to pay full price.
Apparently anything and everything about Ben Nelson is for sale.
Liar, liar Pants on Fire.
Nelson is a bald faced liar——his vote WAS for sale, indeed.
Dirty deed for sure!
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.
Is Harry the John, and Bennie the gigolo?
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.
Indeed and never truer than today with Mr. Nelson of Nebraska.
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.
Nelson is not only a liar, he's a baby killer!
“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.
Guess that’s it for Omaha Steaks...
With Schmucky 'B' Schumer in the mix more like a Ménage à trois.
Call, email, fax (this is my favorite option), visit these five senators. Do it now - before the 8:00 est vote in the Senate.
Fax (202) 228-1371
Phone: (202) 224-5623
Fax: (202) 228-1377
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.
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.
Then, under his breathe, he muttered, "But I'm willing to negotiate a long term lease."
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)
malevolent bat-turds, all of them.
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.
LOL. By golly, I think you actually heard him!
"We won. Shut up and pay up!"
Senator Richard Burr. Nelson played the price is right.m4v
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.
Whores always have a price, always, and they found his.
“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.
This is a nightmare Christmas !!!!
Light those phone lines up .
like a bad case of VD
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