Saturday, January 2, 2010

The panic begins

Found this one over at Fox.

A Democratic senator from Nebraska who played a crucial role in getting health care legislation passed in the Senate last month has asked South Carolina's top attorney to "call off the dogs" -- a reference to the state official's threat to challenge the constitutionality of the bill.

The attorneys general are challenging the constitutionality of a Medicaid provision in the bill that they say benefits Nebraska at the expense of other states.
The deal Nelson cut with Senate Democratic leaders to gain his critical vote would exempt Nebraska from having to pay for the coverage of new enrollees into its Medicaid program and leave the tab with the federal government -- a move expected to cost Uncle Sam $100 million over the next 10 years.

Looks like after his crafty back door deal at the expense of the rest of the taxpayers in the Nation is about to fall apart.  Funny thing about the Constitution.  It applies to everyone.  It would appear to the casual observer that the deal struck by Harry Reid to get Nelson to vote for this fiscal abomination might just be contrary to the US Constitution.  Imagine that.  

The rest of this sordid mess is explained here.

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