Skip to comments.Scott M. Matheson Jr. Circuit Court Nominee: Obama Buying Healthcare Votes?
Posted on 03/04/2010 6:06:18 AM PST by La Lydia
President Obama has nominated Scott M. Matheson Jr. to the 10th circuit court of appeals; and in a completely unrelated event, Mathesons brother, Utah congressman Jim Matheson was among a group of 10 democrats who met at the White House to discuss their votes on healthcare with the President. Jim Matheson had previously voted against the House healthcare bill, now Obama wants to talk it over.
Of course the allegations of bribery and buying votes have already surfaced and one can only gather that the nomination of Scott M. Matheson Jr. to the US circuit court has a secondary motive behind it. Lets get the question out of the way. Did Obama nominate Scott Matheson to the US circuit court so his brother Jim will vote yes on Obamacare? There, I said it.
As the Weekly Standard points out, Congressman Jim Matheson voted twice against Obamacare; once in committee and again during the full house vote. Hes now considered one of the 10 undecideds who could make or break Obamas healthcare legacy.
The timing of Obamas nomination of Scott M. Matheson Jr. is nothing short of suspicious. This nomination appears to be dubious at best, downright unethical at worst. Sure theres no law against Obama nominating whomever he wants to the courts. He can nominate every democratic congressmans brother or sister or father-in-law to any federal job he wants; it just doesnt look good.
So who is Scott M. Matheson Jr.? He teaches at the College of Law at the University of Utah, he once taught at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, he was also a US Attorney for the district of Utah; he attended Stanford, Yale and Oxford. Hes no doubt qualified to serve as a federal appeals judge. But thats not really the point is it? ...
This White House has proven time and time again that they will stoop to just about any level to get what they want. Obamas nomination of Scott M. Matheson Jr. to the 10th Circuit court of appeals raises more questions than it gives answers. Heres just a friendly prediction, Rep. Jim Matheson will miraculously see the error of his ways and cast a vote in the affirmative for Obamacare. Any takers?
Once I figure out where it is, I’ll be at this turkey’s office IN PERSON.
I’ve called his office no less than 30 times in the last few months to MAKE SURE he is voting no on any healthcare bill. Each and everytime I was assured the answer was “no.”
Suddenly, it’s “maybe?” We’ll see about that.
The addresses of his offices in DC and Utah are at the bottom of this page. Give ‘em hell.
I suspect Matheson demanded this appointment in exchange for his YES vote.
Contact Matheson and tell him to withdraw his name from consideration:
The article does not go far enough. Given that these two purportedly events, Cong. visit to WH and ‘Bro nomination happened on the very same day, possibly within hours or minutes of each other, shows a deliberate act to reward those that get along.
This is infuriating.
What do you think the “spin” will be on this? Pure coincidence? They cant possibly believe anyone is that stupid (no matter how many times they call us that).
This administration is so arrogant that they don’t even try to hide/deny the allegations of bribery and buying votes. People need to wake up and realize it is our money that they are using to accomplish their goals. Makes no difference if we are opposed to their plans.
Ask and you shall receive. When you do ask him where senior citizens are supposed to get more money to pay for MORE local, state and federal taxes IF they get no COLA raises for 3 years! Ditto for retired over 65 Military.
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If the Congressman changes his vote to yea, I predict that the good Congressman will be out of a job next election should he survive the pounding he will get from his constituents in UT.
And, if all comes true the way mr half white in the whole whitehouse wants it too, charges should be filed and impeachment prceedings begun, who am I kidding.
The lefties can do it and get away with it. In CT in 1991 the “independent” Gov Weicker was so hell bent on getting his income tax through that he offered legislators all kinds of goodies and a lot of them admitted it. Despite some mild criticism they got away with it.
The Tea Partiers will make mince-meat of any BribeTakers in 2010...maybe we should all take a closer look at tyranny and how impeachment could stop it.....
Too little too late.
When the press is in your pocket you can do as you wish.
Don’t get me more pissed off than I already am. I don’t want to wind up in jail!
But I’m plenty mad.And getting madder.
Not sure how this news will play around here; Matheson is LDS and so is his brother, obviously. As is the entire culture here in S. Utah. I suspect there are those who are happy that they’ll have a Mormon on the bench, regardless of how he got there.
Hence the reason I’m getting my affairs in order to relocate. Individually, there are no more decent and nice human being on the planet than Mormons; but taken as a bunch...it’s too much.
As smarmy as this whole thing looks, it might only resonate in non-LDS households like mine...Catholic.
OBAMANOMICS—TRICKLE DOWN DESTRUCTION of the economy
Bambi doesn’t keep his promises...so buyer beware!
SET THEIR LOCAL AND DC LINES ON FIRE!
PLEASE ASK THEM TO REPEAL THE BIG NEW FEES in TRICARE for Life, the retired Military over 65 secondary health ins. which they passed in a DOD bill. They promised our Military these benefits, and our Military have earned them.
Sen Scott Brown’s number is 202-224-4543
Capitol Hill switchboard is 202-224-3121
Lots of local demwit phone numbers on this thread
Rename, repackage, rewrite it a tad smaller, and sell another pig in a poke. NO COLAs for granny, retired Military or retired fed employees. BIG NEW fees for Tricare for Life retired over 65 Military’s secondary health ins. (DOD bill already passed, delayed but goes into effect 2011 NEEDS TO BE REPEALED!
OBAMAs WAR ON SENIORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2433867/posts/
New Dem mantra: Woof, woof eat dog food granny....ala let them eat cake.
Obama says slight fix will extend Social Security, http://townhall.com/news/us/2010/02/19/obama_says_slight_fix_will_extend_social_security
Health Care Rationing for Seniors Another Problem in New Obama Plan http://www.lifenews.com/bio3058.html
Medicare tax may apply to investment income (ObamaCare tax hike)
Obama: No reduced Medicare benefits in health care reform
Will healthcare reform mean cuts in Medicare for seniors?
Health Reforms Hidden Victims Young people and seniors would pay a high price for ObamaCare.
SOCIALIZED MED THREAD http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2463709/posts
MILITARY & retired Military
TRI CARE FOR LIFE This from a google search:
This option would help reduce the costs of TFL, as well as costs for Medicare, by introducing minimum out-of pocket requirements for beneficiaries. Under this option, TFL would not cover any of the first $525 of an enrollees cost-sharing liabilities for calendar year 2011 and would limit coverage to 50 percent of the next $4,725 in Medicare cost sharing that the beneficiary incurred. (Because all further cost sharing would be covered by TFL, enrollees could not pay more than $2,888 in cost sharing in that year.) http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/99xx/doc9925/12-18-HealthOptions.pdf
Bill Would Restrict Veterans Health Care Options 11/06/09
Buyer and McKeon Offer Amendments to Protect Veterans and TRICARE Beneficiaries
Congress plans to block Tricare fee increases
By Rick Maze - Staff writer, Oct 7, 2009
Tricare fee increases imposed last week by the Defense Department will be repealed by a provision of the compromise 2010 defense authorization bill unveiled Wednesday by House and Senate negotiators.
The fee increases were announced on Sept. 30 and took effect on Oct. 1, but the defense bill, HR 2647, includes a provision barring any fee increases until the start of fiscal 2011.
Retired Army Maj. Gen. Bill Matz, president of the National Association for Uniformed Services, said the announcement of fee increases was shocking considering that the Obama administration promised earlier this year to hold off on any new fee Tricare fee increases until fiscal 2011.
President Obama and DoD assured NAUS and the entire military family earlier this year that there would rightly be no increases in any Tricare fees in fiscal 2010, Matz said. We took them at their word, and I cant believe that a co-pay increase like this was allowed to go forward, he added.
They don't care about stupid, they are not just stuck on it, but mired IN it.
Consider that IF a bill passes thru reconciliation (ie: wreckoncilation), that it has an auto sunset of 5 years. Thus, they have no such intention to come thru with wreckonciliation. They house will pass the senate bill, as planned. At that moment, before the senate gets to make one itty bitty reconciliation change, -14bama can sign the bill into law. Mere MINUTES after the next house vote.