Skip to comments.Nelson to oppose reconciliation package, cites student lending bill(I needed a laugh)
Posted on 03/22/2010 4:32:29 PM PDT by mdittmar
Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) said Monday he would vote against a reconciliation package that included changes to healthcare reform and student lending legislation.
Nelson said he opposed the package because the student lending bill would make the federal government the originator of student loans, replacing private lending institutions. Nelson said that would cost 30,000 jobs.
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Good to see that someone has some “principles.”
I don’t believe anything any Democrat says. Especially Nelson.
This is because the federal goverment is SO much more efficient than the private businesses that are currently managing the program?
He’s against it before he’s going to be for it.
They don’t need Nelson’s vote. They only need 51 votes. They never could have foisted this healthcare takeover on the country without Nelson’s vote!! Never forget!
OH how nice of him looking for political cover. Don’t buy in vote this bum out.
“They dont need Nelsons vote. They only need 51 votes. They never could have foisted this healthcare takeover on the country without Nelsons vote!! Never forget!”
Exactly right, Nelson is no different from Bernie Sanders, only he votes conservative when the Dems don’t need his vote. This guy is as much a rat as the rest of them.
Ben "The Price is Right" Nelson
He’ll claim to vote against it because it will never make it to the Senate once BO/BS signs this unconstitutional, socialist BS!
You can bet he has been told he can vote against it along with a few other Rats.
Who CARES what a man says, who would trade the lives of the unborn innocent for his vote?!?
This man is offal and should be shunned.
Don’t hold your breath, Ben. A bill is already passed. Reconciliation ain’t gonna happen. You will not be redeemed.
I can’t decide who is the biggest whore. Nelson or Stupak?
He's got what he wants, is no longer needed so f**k the self promoting b@ss turd and the horse he rode in on.
Reward him with a pizza now and then a swift kick boot in the azz come November.
More obvious than ever is that there is no IQ test required to be a senator. What a moonbat loser.
Ben Nelson and Bart Stupak can kiss my a$$!
He must be one of the chosen “10”.
Don’t sweat it, Ben. We will grant the citizens of every state in the Union (except yours) and exemption from paying back the loans. The citizens of Nebraska can pay back the loans for everyone.
Nelson should go do the impossible sex-act with himself.
Don’t you get it? If they don’t qpprove the reconciliation bill then the Cornhusker Kickback stays in place.
Obama...get out the wallet again or is that Pelosi.
Well, Nelson joins Blanche Lincoln in the shameless hypocrisy and blatant cowardice club. It takes nerve, or something, to support this monstrosity every step of the way and then pretend to be taking some principled stand against the reconciliation bill after all the damage has already been done (with their unwavering help).
Magically they will still get 50 votes... and of course... only by pure coincidence... the 10 no votes will come from the 10 most vulnerable democrats, because they think people are stupid, but we are not stupid, and we are watching.
Obama and his running dog lackeys assume that will cost $61 billion less.
Wait, wasn’t the student loan thing in the original senate bill? If so, he already voted FOR it.
"But Honey, I'm your wife, I wouldn't betray you".
Arnold then delivered one of his classic lines, however, that might be construed as threatening if applied here.
Oh, so he’s going to “Stupak” it, huh?
Nelson and a few others can vote nay now as they only need 50 Plus Biden to pass the recon bill if it comes to a vote.
What bribe is Nelson looking for this time?
He is voting against it to keep the Cornhusker Kickback in the law.
I believe the line was: “Consider this a divorce...”
In nine months , Nelson is going to be politically aborted. Don’t worry Ben, we’re told by professionals you’ll feel no pain.
Whatever, Bill. You’re an older fatter version of STUPAK.
Which is the biggest whore Nelson or Stupak...
Occasionally something comes out very even.
Dang, I wish you were correct, but I think he has another 2 years. 2012, if I recall. But, elephants and screwed over people have long memories.
*sigh* Sadly, true. We have to wait until the big enchilada of 2012 to ditch both him and Barry.
Sen. BENEDICT Nelson (D-Neb.) LIED Monday he would vote against a reconciliation package that included changes to healthcare reform and student lending legislation.
There fixed it.
But the very idea that a Sentor rejects a proposal because it would be more efficient and save the public money is absurd.