Saturday, December 19, 2009

Political Prostitution On Parade

In addition to Louisiana Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu, who sold her vote in favor of Obamacare for somewhere between $100 and $300 million dollars in added benefits that will help her re-election efforts, we can now add the name of Senator Ben Nelson, Democrat Nebraska to the list of politicians who have sold their vote.

And what is the price that induces liberal Democrat Senator Nelson to abandon his pro-life supporters and bend over for his masters in the Democrat party?

Under the new abortion provisions, states can opt out of allowing plans to cover abortion in the new insurance exchanges the bill would set up, to serve individuals who lack coverage through their jobs. Plus, enrollees in plans that do cover abortion procedures would pay for the coverage with separate checks -- one for abortion, one for the rest of any health-care services.

Nelson secured full federal funding for his state to expand Medicaid coverage to all individuals below 133 percent of the federal poverty level. Other states must pay a small portion of the additional cost. He won concessions for qualifying nonprofit insurers and for Medigap providers from a new insurance tax, and was able to roll back cuts to health savings accounts.

Federally funded abortions and extra goodies for the residents of his state paid for by the rest of us. Said another way, non-Nebraska taxpayers will be funding additional benefits for Nebraska that Nelson will tout and use to buy votes.

Virtually every reputable poll shows that American citizens do not favor this Obamacare plan and yet the liberal Democrat party and it's mushminded members continue to try push it down our throats. Thanks to political prostitution this onerous 2000 plus page bill is closer than ever to becoming the law of the land.

Is it any wonder that faith in elected officials is lower than ever?

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Anonymous Antielf said...

We don't have representatives anymore. They're in the early stages of being dictators.

3:38 PM  

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