• Ben Nelson Pleased That "Cornhusker Kickback" Given the Ol' Cornhusker Kickback

    Remember back when Ben Nelson was holding the Senate health care bill hostage unless his fellow Democrats agreed to include something or other about a "Cornhusker Kickback" to it?

    Well, now that the "Cornhusker Kickback" has been stripped from the bill, Nelson is all smiley about how happy he is about that. Apparently, he only fought so hard to get it added because he wanted to make sure it got dropped, because okay whatever…

    Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) on Monday said he was pleased with the White House's decision to strip from its healthcare proposal extra Medicaid money slated for his home state.

    Over a month ago, Nelson called on Democrats to get rid of the so-called "Cornhusker Kickback," which Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) originally offered to Nelson to help win him over as the 60th vote on the Senate's healthcare reform bill last December.

    Look, I don't know much about this "Cornhusker Kickback" or why everyone's so happy it's been killed, but I do know that I'm sick and tired of gay people having their lifestyles endlessly picked over by government. Can't we just let them live their lives in peace without Congressional oversight?


    Tags: Barack Obama, Ben Nelson, Health Care, LGBT, Medicare, Nebraska, Senate

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