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Bribes for votes - Do you know who got perks to pass the healthcare bill?

So, everyone else in this country will have to pay extra taxes to absorb the medicare costs, except for Nebraskans! Thanks to Sen. Ben Nelson, the people of Nebraska will be exempt starting in 2016.

Also, there has been another Louisiana Purchase! Thanks to Sen. Mary Landrieu, the state of Louisiana will get $300M just for her saying "YEA" to the healthcare bill!!! WOW!

Lots more, I'm sure.

Can any cafemoms help with this laundry list? I'd like to start airing the dirty laundry...It may help people plan which state to move to - whoever will be paying the least amount of taxes! ;)

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thundernlight

Asked by thundernlight at 1:53 AM on Dec. 22, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Good luck thunder! no leftie on here is EVERRRRRRR going to admit that *gasp* bribery could/would go on under their 'hopeful" leader!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:16 AM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • These people sold their souls, for the moment it seems that they got something for their votes but you can bet they gave up much more than they realize. These Dems. are all insane, they are above the law, they have no ethics, they are pure evil! Nelson caved because the gov't accepted his bribe demand. I am just bewildered by the lot of them and their far reaching, dishonesty, they flaunt it outright and no one does a thing, I don't understand how they get away with their deceit every day... :(
    agentwanda

    Answer by agentwanda at 3:39 AM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • The democrats are setting themselves up for thousands of lawsuits. Now every state can say okay Nebraska does not have to pay so we are not going to either. Every citizen can sue Harry Reid personally for graft, bribery, and an unconstitutional bill. Ben Nelson can be sued and thrown in jail for taking a bribe. So can Mary Landrieu. This is not over by a long shot. This president is the most corrupt leader we have ever had and he will pay by being beaten at the polls.
    Scorpio359

    Answer by Scorpio359 at 4:21 AM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • So, everyone else in this country will have to pay extra taxes to absorb the medicare costs, except for Nebraskan

    And we will have to pay a bit more to cover what Nebraskans and a select few won't have to pay. YEA!!! Got to love these braindead democrats.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 9:28 AM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • If the bill was as wonderful as they promised, they wouldn't have to bribe people to vote for it.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 10:11 AM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • The ones who object to ANY health care are Republicans...are they being bribed? LOL.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:38 AM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • Anon, why don't you read up and see how many bribes where given TO DEMOCRATS, BY the DEMOCRATS, before you judge. One Republican LEFT the Republican party in order to get a MAJOR bribe from the DEMOCRATS.

    BTW, the DEMOCRATS could pass this without the Republicans, so you can't blame this on the Republicans. The DEMOCRATS have the majority, remember? They have to bribe their own to get their votes.

    I just love ignorant anons.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 11:57 AM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • Also anon apparently you have not cared to research into anything OTHER then what the dems propose...just like them you will have it no other way..because some pubs did indeed propose some other ideas for health care reform..it was ignored as usual
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 12:18 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • by the way its health care reform not 'health care' and our health care in America is fine...what this is about is HEALTH INSURANCE..or its supossed to be ...
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 12:19 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • Finally people are getting ticked off about this stuff. It's been going on for years, we need to start electing people that don't want to be career politicians and will set term limits so that our congressmen and women don't spend their lives learning the ropes on how to get what they want instead of what's best for their constituents.

    I'm as liberal as they come, but I am 100% opposed to the majority of politicians in Washington because they don't do their jobs. Unfortunately we keep electing incumbents when we should be kicking them out.
    mommy_lisa25

    Answer by mommy_lisa25 at 1:27 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

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