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  • Nebraskans on Sen. Ben Nelson’s Healthcare sellout: “Sue us!”

    12/23/2009 11:39:47 AM PST · by freespirited · 12 replies · 1,549+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/22/09 | Jodi McLeod
    “Equality before the law” may be the state motto for Nebraska, but some Nebraskans are asking for sister states to sue the Cornhusker state. “Is there anyone out there that will sue the State of Nebraska and/or Senators Ben Nelson and Harry Reid?” asks Patricia Rief-Heskett of Omaha. .. “The deal the senator made for Nebraska is against the law and against the Constitution,” says Rief-Heskett... And the Omahans has crossed all of her ‘ts’ and dotted all of her ‘i’s. “Our Constitution states in Article 1, Section 9: `No preference shall be given by any regulation of commerce or...
  • SC attorney general, counterparts, scrutinize dealmaking on US Senate health care legislation

    12/22/2009 6:29:12 PM PST · by freespirited · 14 replies · 897+ views
    LA Times ^ | 12/22/09 | Jim Davenport
    The top prosecutors in seven states are probing the constitutionality of a political deal that cut a funding break for Nebraska in order to pass a federal health care reform bill, South Carolina's attorney general said Tuesday. Attorney General Henry McMaster said he and his counterparts in Alabama, Colorado, Michigan, North Dakota, Texas and Washington state — all Republicans — are jointly taking a look at the deal they've dubbed the "Nebraska compromise." "The Nebraska compromise, which permanently exempts Nebraska from paying Medicaid costs that Texas and all other 49 states must pay, may violate the United States Constitution —...