Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Judas Ben Nelson: I Voted For It Before I Decided to Vote Against It
Let's be clear: SENATOR E. BENJAMIN (JUDAS) NELSON IS THE REASON THAT THE NATIONALIZED HEALTH CARE TAKEOVER OF ONE-SIXTH OF THE AMERICAN ECONOMY PASSED SUNDAY. HE IS THE GUY THAT CAST THE 60TH VOTE IN THE SENATE WHICH ALLOWED THIS ABORTION (NO PUN INTENDED) AND ABRIDGEMENT OF YOUR RIGHTS TO BE PASSED. IT WAS HIS VOTE AND HIS SELL-OUT OF NEBRASKANS THAT LED TO THIS NATIONAL DISASTER. AND NEBRASKANS SHOULD NOT FORGET THIS NOW OR BEFORE 2012 WHEN HE WILL HAVE THE AUDACITY AND ARROGANCE TO SEEK RE-ELECTION.
With that said, we now are told that Nelson will vote no on the reconciliation bill. His excuse is nothing more than a financial one, the support he has gotten and given to Nebraska based Nelnet a student lending firm. We agree that the government shouldn't be taking over the student loan market but this became part of the NELSON/REID/PELOSI/OBAMA Healthcare bill because it was useful in 'showing' additional 'deficit reduction' to help provide additional justification for passing the bill--A BILL AND AN ISSUE THAT WOULD NEVER HAVE COME TO A VOTE HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR BEN NELSON. JUDAS HAS NO ONE TO BLAME BUT HIMSELF FOR THE STUDENT LOAN FIASCO HE CREATED!
One can't help but wonder why Judas Ben is so concerned about a few jobs and his financial support from the officers of that business in Nebraska when he totally disregarded the 67% of Nebraskans who told him to vote no on healthcare?
SO NOW JUDAS NELSON wants to play John Kerry? How did that work for him?
ITS TOO LATE FOR JUDAS BEN NELSON TO RETURN HIS 30 PIECES OF SILVER. DARE WE SUGGEST THAT JUDAS DID HAVE A FINAL SOLUTION TO HIS SIN?
Below is JUDAS BEN NELSON'S rationale for his transgression. No doubt we will soon see a new wave of commercials defending his flip-flop. JUST REMEMBER NONE OF THIS WOULD HAVE EVER HAPPENED HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR BEN NELSON'S CHRISTMAS EVE BETRAYAL OF HIS CONSTITUENTS HERE IN NEBRASKA.
"Congress has passed historic health reforms that will insure 220,000 more Nebraskans and 30 million Americans who today have no health coverage. That, in turn, will help stop the cost-shifting when the uninsured can’t pay their medical bills and the tab is picked up by everyone else through higher costs and insurance premiums. Health reform also puts an end to dropping insured Americans when they get sick and, finally, guarantees health coverage for those with pre-existing conditions such as diabetes.
With these and other major improvements, Congress has given a green light to much-needed private insurance reforms without a government takeover of health care. As a result, Nebraskans will see lower health care costs, better quality care and a greater peace of mind that a major illness or injury won’t bankrupt them.
For these and other reasons, I supported the Senate bill approved by the House and sent to the President.
That said, however, I will vote against the House reconciliation package of add-ons now before the Senate.
Perhaps most troubling is adding unrelated student loan reforms that have never been debated in the Senate and would result in a government takeover of student lending. It’s not clear why we would, on the one hand, jeopardize more than 30,000 private sector jobs, while, on the other we are promoting job creation in every state to aid our economic recovery. Ending private student lending also would disrupt a relationship many Nebraska colleges tell me they prefer because private lenders provide their students with personal service, tailored loan packages and on-campus support.
The reconciliation bill also calls for taking $9 billion from the student loan reforms to pay for health care. That, then, reduces money available to students for college loans by $9 billion.
Further, the bill imposes a troubling new payroll tax on unearned income that would go into general health funds. That means it will be lost as an option to meet our future substantial Medicare obligations.
These and other alterations push the total cost of health reform up billions of dollars."