Saturday, December 19, 2009

Nelson Sells out Cheap

and the fascism of Reid-care marches relentlessly forward.

Washington Post:" 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. He also was able to roll back cuts to health savings accounts.

"I know this is hard for some of my colleagues to accept and I appreciate their right to disagree," Nelson told reporters at the Capitol, of the many changes made at his behest. "But I would not have voted for this bill without these provisions."

With Nelson on board, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid unveiled the final version of a sweeping overhaul of the nation's health insurance system that would expand coverage to an additional 31 million Americans, coming closer to attaining the Democrats' long sought goal of universal medical coverage."

Nelson has joined his fellow democrats in selling the freedoms of the nation for a blatant power grab. For what? A few more bucks for his state's medicare.
This snake will languish once again with the democrat brood of vipers infesting the senate, writhing fiercely away from reason, individual rights, and the bed rock of these United States.

With the votes now locked in place, I have little doubt that it will pass through the gates of the senate, and pass triumphantly across the desk of my President. Many of the most egregious provisions are not in place until 2014, well after the next presidential election. This gives us two terms of congressional action to remove this travesty of government.
But in the words of the wise, there is nothing so permanent as a temporary government program.

A merry Christmas indeed.


Solameanie said...

I think that's the thing that frustrates me the most. The only way this monstrosity could ever possibly be repealed would be if enough conservative Republicans or Independents won in veto and/or filibuster-proof majorities in the House and Senate. However, people typically re-elect their own Senators and Representatives. Even if the GOP manages to get control of Congress, it likely will not be in enough numbers to effect any change.

And of course, we will always have the John McCains, Susan Collinses, Olympia Snowes etc. who will vote with the Democrats when it counts.

Just for once, I wish I'd be wrong this time around.

Palm boy said...

...even worse, perhaps the GOP decides it prefers the status quo, or we were on the right path all along.

That would be a fitting legacy for W.

I, also wish for you to be wrong. :D