Democratic leaders secure the support of Sen. Ben Nelson to provide the 60th and deciding vote for sweeping health care legislation in the Senate, capping a year of struggle and a final burst of deadline bargaining on President Barack Obama's top domestic priority.
Nelson, D-Neb., said he made his decision after winning fresh concessions to limit the availability of abortions in insurance sold in newly created exchanges, as well as tens of million in federal Medicaid funds for his home state.
"I know this is hard for some of my colleagues to accept and I appreciate their right to disagree," he said at a news conference in the Capitol, referring to the abortion issue. "But I would not have voted for this bill without these provisions."
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Answer by Anonymous at 1:47 PM on Dec. 19, 2009
Isn't there always...lol
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Answer by Anonymous at 2:59 PM on Dec. 19, 2009
My thought is that only idiots agree to sign onto something they haven't seen or read. Guess we have idiots at the helm.
Yay us! Middle class be damned.
I guess Nelson can now join the ranks of the other government w*ores that sell their votes for sweet deals. Honestly, the way things work in DC sicken me.
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