The Democrats got their Health Care Reform bill at 1:00 Sunday morning, as holdout Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska caved in and voted for the bill.
Of course, it took some last minute “heroics” from Harry Reid to win the day. But in this case the heroics were a sweetheart deal that gives Nebraska Medicaid for free IN PERPETUITY.
That means FOREVER, folks!
For as long as this nation exists, the other states will have to pick up the bill for Nebraska!
This deal is so onerous that Nelson’s Republican colleague from Nebraska Mike Johanns had this to say on Monday, after the bill was passed:
“The special deal for Nevada was wrong, the carve-outs for Louisiana, Vermont and Massachusetts are wrong, and the same applies to the backroom deal for Nebraska. … If the bill cannot pass without carve-outs, what further evidence is needed that it is bad policy?”
Of course, he was referring to the special deals Reid and Company gave to those states to get the bill through the Senate.
What he didn’t say is these sweetheart deals will COST the country multiple BILLIONS of dollars over the next ten years, and undoubtedly a whole lot more, depending on what Mr. Reid stuck in there for Nevada- dollars we just don’t have to give them! For some unfathomable reason, however, that fact seems totally lost on Mr. Reid and his cohorts!
It appears several senators have PROSTITUTED themselves for the almighty dollar, with total neglect for the rest of the country!
Currently, about 26 states are reporting budget difficulties. There isn’t enough money to pay the bills. But this bill saddles all those states with the task of coming up with an additional 5 per cent state revenue to pay their share of Medicaid- except of course, for those 4 states previously mentioned.
Funny thing about this bill: I didn’t ONCE hear Mssrs. Reid, Nelson, Durbin, or anyone else ever bother to ask the American public about it! Not once did they even consider what the American People really wanted.
Even when groups all across the country- Republicans, Democrats, independents, libertarians, tea-party attendees- protested loud and long, they didn’t pay any attention to them. In fact, they acted as if all those people never existed!
So now we have this ABORTION of a bill, that nobody read, put together behind closed doors by a group of people who have lost all touch with reality, all the while claiming this is really what the American people want!
Speaking of abortion- wasn’t that Mr. Nelson’s reason for holding out in the first place? I don’t recall him ever saying anything about how the bill would be too expensive for Nebraska. That was never his argument.
But in the press releases not one word was said about abortion! H-m-m- sounds like another case of political prostitution to me.
That’s how things get done in Washington D.C these days. By wheeling, dealing and, horse trading. Or, if those things don’t work, by prostituting yourself and your constituents!
“It isn’t REALLY what I wanted, but it’s good for my state, so I voted for the bill.”
What’s good for their state comes at a cost all the other states have to pay, but that doesn’t really matter, does it?
It took political prostitution from Vermont, Massachusetts, Louisiana, and now, Nebraska, to get this bill passed.
And Mr. Reid has his bill. He has his victory.
All we the people have are a bunch of prostitutes, patting themselves on the back and letting us know what a good job they’ve done, and expecting us to be full of good cheer and re-elect them next year.
When a prostitute can’t ply her trade any longer, she usually disappears.
I have a hunch the same fate awaits these Washington prostitutes next November!