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Sen. Ben Nelson announces support for health-care bill

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Sen. Ben Nelson (Neb.), the final Democratic holdout on health care, announced to his caucus Saturday morning that he would support the Senate reform bill, clearing the way for final passage by Christmas.

    "We're there," said Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), as he headed into a special meeting to outline the deal.

    Democratic leaders spent days trying to hammer out a deal with Nelson, and worked late Friday night with him on abortion coverage language that had proved the major stumbling block. Nelson also secured other favors for his home state.

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    I think everyone knew deep down he was for sale. I know I did.

    And democrats found his price.
     
  3. Bob Alkire

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    With enough pork, you can get what you want.
     
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    Will poor people be required to buy insurance or face penalties? If so, I imagine lots of people on assistance are not going to be happy with this Democratic bill.
     
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    There are very. very few politicians who aren't for sale.
     
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    From the referenced source.

    If the bill is challenged in court the above will be struck down as will the provision requiring the purchase of health insurance. Nelson is not stupid. He just used the above concession to justify his duplicity.
     
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