The cover-up is more amusing than the crime

Ben Nelson got multiple payoffs for his vote on the Reid healthcare bill, the most egregious of which was a permanent exemption from Medicaid co-pays for Nebraska. Here’s Nelson’s latest excuse:

He insisted that the Sen. Harry Reid-crafted language in the Senate’s health-care reform bill that exempts Nebraska from paying its share of Medicaid expansion was simply a “marker” – part of a legislative strategy to press for an “opt-out” of Medicaid expansion for all states in the House-Senate conference.

See, he wasn’t guilty of special pleading for one state — he was laying down a marker so that, in conference, the final bill would exempt all states. What a generous fellow, with your money of course. HT: Powerline

One Response to “The cover-up is more amusing than the crime”

  1. feeblemind Says:

    I guess I am just feeble minded, but I always thought medicaid was what was called an unfunded mandate. The fed government should indeed be picking up the tab for the program they created. But funding the unfunded mandate in exchange for Obamacare is not the way to go about it.

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