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  • 13 State AGs Categorically Reject "Nebraska Compromise;" To Litigate if Not Removed

    01/08/2010 7:35:50 AM PST · by Phil_GA · 22 replies · 1,088+ views
    The Right Side of Life ^ | 01/07/2010 | Phil
    As I had referenced in a previous posting, lots of State-level resistance is brewing against the congressional healthcare plan, HR3590. Now has posted an article summarizing that Alabama Attorney General Troy King has gone on the offensive regarding the "Nebraska Compromise." What is the premise of the compromise? According to one of Mr. King's pressers: The "Nebraska Compromise," as it is being called, would ostensibly require the remaining 49 States to recoup the loss of Nebraska's Medicaid payments, and was added to the Senate bill in return for the vote of Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson (D). With the addition...
  • Nelson says he wants Medicaid deal for all states (Nelson wants the bribes extended to all)

    01/07/2010 4:08:17 PM PST · by tobyhill · 30 replies · 1,120+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/7/2010 | TIMBERLY ROSS/AP
    Sen. Ben Nelson said Thursday he has asked Democratic leadership to extend to all states the extra Medicaid funding promised to Nebraska in the health care reform bill. The Democrat wouldn't say who he has spoken to regarding the so-called "Cornhusker Kickback" but that he would see to it that Nebraska doesn't get a special deal. "At the end of the day, whatever Nebraska gets will be available to all states," Nelson said during a conference call with reporters. Nelson provided the crucial 60th vote that brought the reform bill to the full Senate after winning concessions to limit the...
  • Democrat Rep. Joe Sestak Admits Deal for Ben Nelson's Vote was "A Disgrace" - Video 1/7/10

    01/07/2010 1:19:37 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 10 replies · 361+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 7, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Democrat Rep. Joe Sestak saying in an interview with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that he thought the deal Democrats made with Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson for his Health Care vote was "a disgrace." Sestak said bluntly that the Democrats have been less than open in their dealings: "At times, I find the caucus is a real disappointment. We aren't transparent, not just to the public but at times to the members . . . . "You have to give Rep. Sestak credit for being honest in these comments. What they have done in ramming through the Health...
  • Sen. Ben Nelson: Say, Maybe We Shudda Waited on Healthcare ‘Reform’

    01/07/2010 10:50:10 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 17 replies · 842+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 01/07/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Every week we are seeing another Democrat deciding not to run for re-election or one that is switching parties to the GOP all due to the wild, left-wing overreach indulged in by the Obama Administration and its cohorts in Congress. Connecticut's Senator Chris Dodd is only the latest heavy hitter Democrat that is looking for an "exit strategy," if you will. And with all these pols looking to jump ship, the infamous 60th vote on healthcare, Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska, suddenly finds that bringing healthcare to a vote so soon was a bit of a mistake! On Wednesday, Nelson,...
  • The Democrats' Sinking Ship

    01/06/2010 4:41:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies · 2,691+ views ^ | January 6, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Election 2010: The back-to-back Senate retirements of Byron Dorgan and Chris Dodd may be just the beginning. The people have seen the future of health care reform and found it doesn't work. Apres moi, le deluge. We don't know what the Mayan calendar says about 2010, but it's starting to look like the end of the world for Democratic electoral prospects. Americans who watched in shock as government tried to step between them and their doctors, may have the last laugh. The tea party isn't over until the angry mob votes. As rage grew over the attempt to nationalize one-sixth...
  • Arkansas senator rips Nebraska health care deal (RAT Lincoln wants RAT Nelson bribe removed)

    01/06/2010 2:58:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies · 838+ views
    KSWO ^ | 1/06/10 | ANDREW DeMILLO
    Arkansas senator rips Nebraska health care dealUpdated: Jan 06, 2010 11:56 AM EST By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln said a political deal that benefits Nebraska and may have clinched a lawmaker's support for health care legislation should be removed from the bill. The Democratic senator from Arkansas on Tuesday said she was disappointed about a provision in the Senate's health care bill that will require the federal government to permanently pay the entire cost of Medicaid expansion in Nebraska, while only paying the costs of expansion in the other 49...
  • The Cornhusker Pushback (State AGs say Ben Nelson's Medicaid deal is unconstitutional)

    01/05/2010 1:45:54 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 15 replies · 1,397+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 01-05-10 | The Wall Street Journal Editorial Staff
    'It's not a special deal,'' Ben Nelson told the New York Times of the special deal that converted him into the 60th Senator for ObamaCare. "It's a fair deal. Some people said I was getting money for Nebraska. That's wrong. I was just getting rid of an underfunded federal mandate. There's nothing sleazy about it. I cracked the door open for other states." The other states think somewhat less of Mr. Nelson's benevolence. Under the "Cornhusker Kickback," the federal government will pay all of Nebraska's new Medicaid costs forever, while taxpayers in the other 49 states will see their budgets...
  • States Warn Congress of Possible Lawsuit Over Nebraska’s ‘Cornhusker Kickback’ (13 and counting!)

    01/05/2010 10:48:11 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 36 replies · 2,010+ views ^ | January 05, 2010 | Fred Lucas, Staff Writer
    Thirteen state attorneys general have sent a letter to Congress threatening legal action against health care reform unless a provision in the Senate bill given to Nebraska is removed. The provision is known as the “Cornhusker Kickback,” because it gives Nebraska a permanent exemption from paying for Medicaid expenses that would be required of all the other states. This means that taxpayers in other states would be paying for an increase in Nebraska’s Medicaid population. Medicaid is a federal-state health care program for the poor. “This provision is constitutionally flawed,” the attorneys general wrote. “As chief legal officers of our...
  • Ben Nelson's Bogus Infomercial

    01/05/2010 7:49:27 AM PST · by NetRight Nation · 2 replies · 357+ views
    NetRight Nation ^ | January 5, 2009 | Bill Wilson
    Move over Psychic Friends Network. Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson just became the latest contender for the infomercial throne. He’s pitching his own brand of healthcare snake oil. And, he’s sealing the sale in truest infomercial pitchman form, with the bogus guarantee: “Remember, folks, it’s not run by government.” Even the infamous PFN was never so shameless. At least they always added the caveat: “For entertainment purposes only.” Ben Nelson, of course, can’t do that – because his infomercial is no more entertaining that it is honest. After having voted to saddle every citizen of Nebraska (as well as the nation...
  • Omaha Steaks' response to Nelson boycott

    01/03/2010 5:57:21 AM PST · by Atomic Vomit · 101 replies · 5,652+ views
    Here is my letter to Omaha Steaks ( & their reply re: Ben Nelson support and boycott of Omaha Steaks- My name is ____ (Atomic Vomit). I have gifted others with your fine beef over the years. Now that I have found that your company is a major contributor to Sen. Ben Nelson I will no longer purchase or accept your products. You support Ben Nelson- I dont support you. Pass this on to Senator Nelson. He's costing your company a lot of business. Nelson wont listen to American voters. He Will listen to you. Tell Ben Nelson he's fired....
  • Sending Ben Nelson A Message!

    01/02/2010 12:05:53 PM PST · by PennsylvaniaMom · 24 replies · 1,877+ views
    www.HillBuzz.Org ^ | January 1, 2010 | HillBuzz
    Senator Ben Nelson needs to be driven from office, either forced to resign by overwhelming public pressure, or driven from office by the powerful people who sent him there to begin with: namely, his large donors.
  • Nelson's office asked AGs to 'call off the dogs' on health probe

    01/02/2010 11:35:06 AM PST · by mdittmar · 78 replies · 3,547+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/02/10 | Tony Romm
    "Call off the dogs" is the message Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson (D) sent a coalition of Republican attorneys general examining the constitutionality of the Senate's healthcare bill, according to media reports. That request, made by Nelson's chief of staff to South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster on Thursday, arrives just days after 13 states' top prosecutors signaled they would examine the legality of the bill's Medicaid provisions, which in part won Democrats Nelson's vote. At issue is a condition in the bill's Medicaid rules that would essentially cover all of Nebraska's new program participants. The deal, referred to by many...
  • Heat Rises on Nebraska's Nelson

    01/01/2010 6:21:27 PM PST · by neverdem · 72 replies · 4,276+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | JANUARY 2, 2010 | SUSAN DAVIS
    Senator Launches Ad Campaign at Home to Defend Key Vote on Health Bill Facing an outcry at home in Nebraska for casting the critical vote in favor of a health-care overhaul, Sen. Ben Nelson has launched a new ad campaign to defend his position. "I'm convinced this is right for Nebraska," says Sen. Nelson in the ad, which aired during the University of Nebraska's Holiday Bowl game Wednesday night and statewide Thursday. He says he took a "common-sense approach to improve the bill." Mr. Nelson, who faces re-election in 2012, backed the Senate health-care bill only after lengthy talks in...
  • Ben Nelson to Henry McMaster: 'Call off the dogs'

    01/01/2010 1:38:39 PM PST · by maggief · 122 replies · 4,405+ views
    Politico ^ | January 1, 2010 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) reached out Thursday evening to South Carolina GOP Attorney General Henry McMaster, the leader of a group of 13 Republican state attorneys general who are threatening to file suit against the Senate health care bill, and urged him to forgo any legal action, POLITICO has learned. According to a copy of a memo sent by McMaster’s chief of staff to other GOP state attorneys general detailing the call, Nelson asked McMaster to “call off the dogs,” a reference to recent threats by the state AGs to file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a Medicaid provision...
  • Panicked Nelson backtracks on Medicare bribe

    01/01/2010 2:16:32 PM PST · by Bill Dupray · 40 replies · 2,421+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | January 1, 2010 | Bill Dupray
    Hmmm. He must have seen the polls. If this isn't a full retreat, I have never seen one. Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) reached out Thursday evening to South Carolina GOP Attorney General Henry McMaster, the leader of a group of 13 Republican state attorneys general who are threatening to file suit against the Senate health care bill, and urged him to forgo any legal action, POLITICO has learned. According to a copy of a memo sent by McMaster’s chief of staff to other GOP state attorneys general detailing the call, Nelson asked McMaster to “call off the dogs,” a reference...
  • Truth Truck Will Deliver New Year's Message to Pro-life Traitor Sen. Ben Nelson

    01/01/2010 1:11:32 PM PST · by wagglebee · 5 replies · 638+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 1/1/10 | Operation Rescue
    Neighborhood protest of Senator's home will show the truth about the results of taxpayer funded abortion Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-841-1700; Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor, 316-516-3034; both with Operation Rescue,  OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 1 /Christian Newswire/ -- An abortion protest featuring Operation Rescue's Truth Truck will be conducted on New Year's Day near the Omaha home of Sen. Ben Nelson. The protest against Nelson's scheme for tax-funded abortions will be held on January 1, 2010, in the neighborhood of 9735 Fieldcrest Drive in Omaha, Nebraska, beginning at 2 PM, Central Time. "The Pro-Life Movement will be making Sen. Nelson aware of our New Year's Resolution....
  • Ben Nelson Panics: Starts Massive Ad Campaign - ObamaCare Will Kill Careers

    12/31/2009 9:56:13 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 62 replies · 3,142+ views
    Senator Ben Nelson and his friends (of the leftist MSM) have discovered that the senator from Nebraska may have committed political suicide by voting for ObamaCare. Yahoo! News reports that, according to pollster Scott Rasmussen, Nelson would only receive 30% of the votes if elections were held today, while his (unnamed) Republican competitor could count on 61%. That’s a massive gap of 31%. It goes to show just how unpopular ObamaCare is. Nelson’s health care vote is clearly dragging his numbers down. Just 17% of Nebraska voters approve of the deal their senator made on Medicaid in exchange for his...
  • Rasmussen: Health Care Vote Puts Nelson 30 Points Down in Reelection Bid

    12/30/2009 7:25:30 PM PST · by GVnana · 37 replies · 2,047+ views
    The good news for Senator Ben Nelson is that he doesn't have to face Nebraska voters until 2012. If Governor Dave Heineman challenges Nelson for the Senate job, a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey shows the Republican would get 61% of the vote while Nelson would get just 30%. Nelson was reelected to a second Senate term in 2006 with 64% of the vote. Nelson's health care vote is clearly dragging his numbers down. Just 17% of Nebraska voters approve of the deal their senator made on Medicaid in exchange for his vote in support of the plan. Overall, 64%...
  • Senator Nelson Defends His Health Care Vote

    12/30/2009 7:28:52 PM PST · by freespirited · 32 replies · 1,922+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 12/30/09 | Monica Davey
    Senator Ben Nelson took to the airwaves in his home state on Wednesday, trying to defend his decisive 60th vote in favor of broad health care legislation. In the days since,Nelson has faced scathing political cartoons, busy phone lines and criticism of his position, even from some former supporters. To explain his vote, he appeared in an advertisement scheduled to be broadcast statewide on Wednesday evening during the one occasion when most Nebraskans were certain to be found before a television — the Holiday Bowl, in which the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers faced the Arizona Wildcats. “With all the distortions...
  • 13 AGs threaten suit over health care

    12/30/2009 3:34:50 PM PST · by freespirited · 10 replies · 780+ views
    Republican attorneys general in 13 states say congressional leaders must remove Nebraska's political deal from the federal health care reform bill or face legal action, according to a letter provided to The Associated Press Wednesday. "We believe this provision is constitutionally flawed," South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster and the 12 other attorneys general wrote in the letter to be sent Wednesday night to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. "As chief legal officers of our states we are contemplating a legal challenge to this provision and we ask you to take action to render this...