View Full Version : Nebraskans are idiots...

01-08-2010, 11:47 PM
Well that is what he meant to say...

http://www.fremonttribune.com/articles/2010/01/07/news/local/doc4b44af1b90306516425283.txt<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">“I would have preferred not to be dealing with health care in the midst of everything else, and I think working on the economy would have been a wiser move,” he said.

Nelson also said the legislation wasn’t as rushed as people might think, having been in the works for almost a year. But he explained that setting deadlines is often what prompts governments to action.

“One thing I’ve found in Congress is that if there is no urgency, things don’t get done. Leadership always has an urgency,” he said. “Deadlines and crises are the very nature of how legislation passes.

“In this case, it was so public for so long, with all the anger and all the town hall meetings and all the coverage that this kept getting, that’s why I think everybody’s felt rushed, because they set a number of different deadlines and didn’t meet them. I think it was unwise in retrospect,” he said.

Nelson said by insisting on certain changes before casting his vote he “took a bad bill and made it better.” He pointed out aspects of the Senate’s bill he said will benefit Nebraska, and called the “Cornhusker Kickback” a “sideshow” that’s gotten too much attention.

Nelson said the two keys to securing his vote to advance the bill were eliminating the so called public option and not allowing federal funds to pay for abortions. He called those provisions “deal breakers,” and believes he accomplished them.

</div></div>LOL, talk about back-pedaling. He cannot believe his cherry-kickback is getting so much attention. Nebraska will be the only state not paying for Medicaid, why DOESN'T he think that will get attention. The CBO threw a $100 million price tag on it. When was the last time the Government was on budget? What person in their right mind would ever believe the 100 million to be the ceiling price?