Health Care Deals - Unconstitutional?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

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    Seems like the deal Ben Nelson made for Nebraska is coming under some scrutiny.

    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 — as well as other provisions of federal law," Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said.

    Nebraska wasn't alone in getting Medicaid breaks. Vermont, Louisiana and Massachusetts also got help with their programs.

    Well, Louisiana already got $300 million guaranteed for disaster reliefe - i.e. Katrina, so why not belly up to the trough again. And we all know Massachusetts got special treatment because of Ted.<!-- google_ad_section_end -->
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  2. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    A prime example of how business is done by the senatorial whoredom in DC.
  3. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    And the case goes to the top legal official ( AG Holder) to decide whether to prosecute the administration or not...or can the state AG's take it directlyto scotus??? The foxes are incharge of the hen house...
  4. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    The foxes have already plucked the chickens raw - now it's coming time to gut them and cook them....... [boozingbuddies]

    An WE are those chickens........ maddd
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