Friday, January 1, 2010

Terrified Ben Nelson Tells State AG's "Cornhusker Kickback" Will Be Extended to Everyone

Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson actually used the term “call off the dogs.” I guess Nelson has seen this poll.

Politico reported:
Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) reached out Thursday evening to South Carolina GOP Attorney General Henry McMaster, the leader of a group of 13 Republican state attorneys general who are threatening to file suit against the Senate health care bill, and urged him to forgo any legal action, POLITICO has learned.

According to a copy of a memo sent by McMaster’s chief of staff to other GOP state attorneys general detailing the call, Nelson asked McMaster to “call off the dogs,” a reference to recent threats by the state AGs to file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a Medicaid provision in the bill that benefits Nebraska at the expense of other states. . . .

Extending the "Cornhusker Kickback" to every state would be prohibitively expensive and likely eliminate the 'thin veil' of deficit reduction. Harry Reid has been silent on Nelsons memo.

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