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  • A Nebraska doctor’s message for Ben Nelson

    12/20/2009 5:30:54 PM PST · by markomalley · 187 replies · 3,984+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 12/20/2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Dr. Becky Hollibaugh of Friend, Nebraska e-mailed me her message for sellout Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) this morning:Hello Michelle:I’m a family practice doctor in Nebraska. I sent the following (angry,I admit) letter to Senator Nelson. I urge your readers (from Nebraska and elsewhere) to do likewise, in their own words!Dear Senator Nelson:I send this message under “Tort Reform” because the current monstrosity you have pledged your support to says nothing whatsoever about Tort Reform. You have sold the physicians of Nebraska for zilch (zilch for us, but beaucoup federal bucks for you and the liberal partisans in this state). As...
  • Boycott Nebraska.

    12/20/2009 5:30:01 PM PST · by Jeff Gordon · 124 replies · 3,319+ views
    Me | 12/20/04 | Me
    Senator Nelson of Nebraska cut a special deal. In exchange for agreeing to allow government funds be used for abortions, he got a special deal for Nebraska. The special deal was that Nebraska would not have to pay matching funds for Medicade. All the other 49 states must pay matching funds. Many of those state like my own state of California can not afford to pay those matching funds. Who pays for Nebraska's Medicare casts? All of us who live in the other 49 states. BS, I say. We should not stand by while Nebraska sucks money from all the...
  • Will Abortion Be Paid For Under The Nelson Compromise? Poll

    12/20/2009 11:52:38 AM PST · by DBlake · 5 replies · 417+ views
    Youpolls ^ | 12-20-2009 | Youpolls
    How Abortion Will Be Paid For Under The Nelson Compromise...
  • Axelrod Says Health Reform Supporters Are on the 'One Yard Line'

    12/20/2009 1:09:34 PM PST · by Baladas · 50 replies · 1,234+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | 12/20/09 | Bruce Drake
    Senior White House Adviser David Axelrod said today that supporters of health care reform are "right on the one-yard line" to push through passage of the legislation now that the Senate Democratic leadership says it has the 60 votes necessary to pass their version this week. Axelrod offered that optimistic prediction, when asked on CNN's State of the Union to describe progress with a football analogy, even though the Senate bill still would have to be reconciled with House legislation that has provisions that didn't pass muster in the upper chamber, and in the face of numerous public opinion polls...
  • Live Thread; Senate Health Care Debate 12/20/09 - 12/21/09 (Senator Coburn Speaking Right Now)

    12/20/2009 1:16:36 PM PST · by BCrago66 · 39 replies · 1,593+ views
    C-Span ^ | 12/20/09 | US Senate
    I didn't know it until a couple minutes ago, but Senator Coburn is speaking now, likely to an empty chamber. At 1AM EST tomorrow - I think - a new procedural vote happens, and we'll see if the Democrats have their 60 votes.
  • Mystery $100 million payoff buried in Senate health care bill

    12/20/2009 1:39:59 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 63 replies · 2,986+ views
    Per the link, buried on page 328 and entitled, "SEC. 10502. INFRASTRUCTURE TO EXPAND ACCESS TO..", there is an appropriation for an undisclosed state to receive from the Federal Treasury $100,000,000, to build or expand a state university medical school. The language reads... "(a) APPROPRIATION.—There are authorized to be appropriated, and there are appropriated to the Department of Health and Human Services, $100,000,000 for fiscal year 2010, to remain available for obligation until September 30, 2011, to be used for debt service on, or direct construction or renovation of, a health care facility that provides research, inpatient tertiary care, or...
  • GOP decries 'rationing' on eve of health vote

    11/21/2009 2:18:32 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 15 replies · 706+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Saturday, November 21, 2009 | Jennifer Haberkorn
    One of the last three uncommitted Democrats, Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska, said Friday he would vote to begin debate on the Senate's health care bill; meanwhile, the Republican opposition opened a new front, arguing that the legislation would lead to health care rationing. Mr. Nelson said he would support the procedural vote scheduled for Saturday night because he didn't want to obstruct reform efforts. He also said he hoped to improve the legislation on the floor.

    12/03/2009 9:04:10 PM PST · by socialismisinsidious · 2 replies · 376+ views
    varies ^ | varies | varies
    Obamacare: How the Unions are "Getting Well" ^ | 12/3/2009 | Howard Rich Posted on Thursday, December 03, 2009 1:52:56 AM by Nachum It’s already being called the “Second Louisiana Purchase,” but the sad truth is that a controversial payoff to U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu’s home state of Louisiana is among the smallest of the thinly-disguised bribes and kickbacks that are being offered in Washington D.C. to secure passage of President Barack Obama’s socialized medicine proposal. The Legislative Trigger and the Public Health Care Option The Woodward Report ^ | Stuart M. Butler Posted on Thursday, December 03, 2009...
  • Bill Nelson's office says he still hasn't decided how he will vote

    11/20/2009 2:15:18 PM PST · by baba123 · 87 replies · 2,432+ views
    Just called my Senators, Lemieux and Bill Nelson Re: healthcare. Lemieux will vote no and Nelson's office says he has not decided. Keep calling.
  • Please, Please Call Sen. Ben Nelson D-NE

    11/20/2009 8:00:03 AM PST · by Welcome2thejungle · 21 replies · 569+ views
    November 20, 2009 | Welcome2thejungle
    I just got off the phone with Sen. Bill Nelson's office. He still on the fence regarding the trillion dollar plus 2,074 page Harry Reid's healthcare bill. Please, please call one of his offices and let his staff know that our country cannot afford to add another trillion dollars to our already $1.6 trillion dollar budget deficit. Office telephone numbers: Washington 202-224-6551 Omaha 402-391-3411 Lincoln 402-441-4600
  • Reid Schedules Saturday Night Vote for Health Bill Supported by 35% of Voters

    11/19/2009 6:10:41 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies · 1,515+ views ^ | Nov. 19, 2009 | John McCormack
    Senate Republican aides say that Harry Reid has scheduled the first vote on his health-care bill for Saturday night for 8:00 p.m. after 10 hours of floor debate. Ed Morrissey notes that registered voters oppose the House health care bill 51 percent to 35 percent; a poll done by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling shows registered voters oppose "President Obama’s health care plan" 52 percent to 40 percent. All eyes are on Democratic senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska to see if he will vote Saturday night on the motion to proceed. Nelson is threatening to filibuster the final bill...
  • 3 Democrats Could Block Health Bill in Senate

    11/18/2009 3:46:27 AM PST · by Man50D · 12 replies · 716+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 17, 2009 | Carl Hulse
    Senator Ben Nelson, Democrat of Nebraska, says he is not sure he is ready to help a Democratic health care proposal clear even the most preliminary hurdle: gaining the 60 votes his party’s leaders need to open debate on the measure later this week. Two of his fellow Democrats, Senators Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana and Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, are proving tough sells as well, raising the prospect that one or perhaps all three of them could scuttle the bill before the fight over it even begins on the Senate floor. “I think what is most important for me...
  • Sen. Ben Nelson: ‘I’m Not Going to Be Able to Answer... (Obamacare constitutionality)

    11/12/2009 4:43:46 AM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies · 1,502+ views
    CNS News ^ | 11/11/2009 | Edwin Mora
    Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) told that because he is not a constitutional scholar he was “not going to be able to answer that question” of where specifically the Constitution authorizes Congress to mandate that individuals purchase health insurance. “Specifically, where in the Constitution does Congress get its authority to mandate that individuals purchase health insurance?” asked Nelson. “Well, you know, I don’t know that I’m a constitutional scholar,” said Nelson. So, I, I’m not going to be able to answer that question.” The senator then turned away to answer another reporter’s question.
  • Nebraska Republicans want to Give Ben Nelson the boot

    12/19/2009 6:07:34 PM PST · by conservativehusker · 62 replies · 3,602+ views ^ | Dec 19 2009 | The Associated Press
    The chairman of Nebraska's Republican Party predicts that Sen. Ben Nelson's decision to back sweeping health care legislation will be his downfall. "I think this is the end of his political career in the state of Nebraska,” says Mark Fahleson. On Saturday, the state party launched a Web site,, to collect funds to oust the Democrat in the 2010 election. Nelson said earlier Saturday that he decided to support the measure after winning concessions to limit the availability of abortions in insurance sold in newly created exchanges, as well as tens of million in federal Medicaid funds for Nebraska....
  • To sway Nelson, a hard-won compromise on abortion issue

    12/19/2009 7:51:13 PM PST · by malkee · 38 replies · 1,729+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12.20.09 | Paul Kane
    At one end of the majority leader's office, Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), the antiabortion senator whose support was crucial to health-care legislation, huddled with White House staff in a conference room. At the other end, Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the chamber's leading advocates of abortion rights, hunkered as far from Nelson as possible, in the office of Reid's chief of staff. Shuttling between the two parties Friday afternoon and evening were Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.). Desperately trying to find a compromise, Schumer put his head in his hands early...
  • Nelson: Health bill to stand ‘test of time' as historic reform

    12/20/2009 6:55:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies · 1,753+ views
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | December 20, 2009 | By Joseph Morton
    WASHINGTON — Ben Nelson has spent his life negotiating big deals, but never one this big. Now he must face the consequences of his decision. It may make him popular at the White House and among some of his fellow Senate Democrats, but his announcement brought swift, scathing denunciations from Republicans — in Washington and in Nebraska. Nebraska GOP chairman Mark Fahleson declared Nelson's decision “the death knell to his political career in Nebraska.” In contrast to the charged atmosphere that has surrounded the health care debate, Nelson has sought to maintain a calm demeanor and downplay the pressure he...
  • Snarky Photo Reel: Obama's Week in Review #2

    12/20/2009 9:56:01 AM PST · by bloodmeridian · 4 replies · 624+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 12/20/2009 | Jamie
    Obama the hypocritical eco-loon ... Obama the Neo-"Com" ... Obama beech-slapped by Sarkozy during a U.S. diplomacy lesson ... and other awesome PhotoChop work by Jamie.
  • Letter To Ben Nelson: Give Us Liberty, Not National Healthcare

    12/20/2009 12:12:29 PM PST · by writer33 · 33 replies · 869+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 12/20/09 | Chris Davis
    For those who wish to get on the list, feel free to FReepmail writer33. If you wish to send one yourself to your Senator or Senator Ben Nelson, follow the link to find a singularized version at the blog site I sent to my Senator. Make sure to FReepmail writer33 with your name for those that can. Don't put your name out on the open forum. As you know that would make you vulnerable to any whack job on the internet. The letter goes straight to Senator Nelson and is not for public consumption.
  • Senate Defeats Nelson Amendment to Stop Abortion Funding in Health Care

    12/08/2009 3:26:44 PM PST · by julieee · 22 replies · 1,173+ views ^ | December 8, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Senate Defeats Nelson Amendment to Stop Abortion Funding in Health Care Washington, DC -- The Senate on Tuesday voted 54-45 to defeat the Nelson amendment that would have removed the massive abortion funding from the Senate government-run health care bill. With the defeat, pro-life advocates will unite behind a concerted effort to defeat the entire health care bill.
  • Nelson: 'I'm not on the bill'

    12/15/2009 1:46:57 PM PST · by moose2004 · 44 replies · 1,924+ views ^ | 12/15/09 | moose2004
    The White House meeting Tuesday between President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats has raised expectations that they have nailed down 60 votes for the health care bill. But as he prepared to leave for the White House with other senators, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) told POLITICO the deal wasn't done.