Schwarzenegger and Bloomberg whack Obamacare

Trouble in paradise? Is this just the begnning of state and city blowback on the Nelson payoff. Hmmmm? Is it? The countries two best know Republican liberals are already pushing back against the Senate/ House/ Obama Health bill that they know will cost them plenty. Period.

Well at least what they know about ObamaCare, which, thanks to a less than transparent, hopey changey process, isn’t much. What they do know is that a key component of these bills is the expansion of Medicaid eligability in order to decrease the number of uninsured. What they know is it’s a provision that will cost the states plenty (Schwarzenegger estimates $3 billion), and yes Connecticut too. What they know is they can’t afford more unfunded mandates. Consider this double barrel, over/under, 12 gauge blowback on Nelson’s little back room deal I detailed here.


Correct me if I am wrong, but are you guys starting to get the impression this Nelson/Nebraska Medicaid payoff is starting to get some other states really ticked off? Hmmm?

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  1. donh on December 20, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Keep praying. The fat lady is gargling, but she has not sung. I like how Ahnuld name drops the illegal alien issue. Ahnuld   cooperates with Washington's open border policy and  holds a considerable number of hostages in prison with which to bargain with. He can threaten deportation of large numbers of illegals if Calyforneea  is not cut in on the Nebraska compromise.

  2. Erik Blazynski on December 20, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Yeah, I am a little pissed off that our Senators could not get us a kickback. Lieberman tried I guess but over played his hand, and someone else won the hand..

  3. kellingc on December 21, 2009 at 3:46 am

    Okay, how much of a message do the dems need when even RINOs are going against them?

  4. Dimsdale on December 21, 2009 at 4:06 am

    I guess these guys didn't get any of that Landrieu/Nelson "walking around money" that the Dems are shelling out (for us!).


    Has anyone that voted on this piece of flotsam even seen it?

    • assisder on December 21, 2009 at 4:36 am

      How can this happen? I have never seen anything like it. This is Washington at its worst and no one seems to be able o stop this ridiculuos health care bill. I'm going to continue to spread the word against our representatives in Washington. Congressman Larson and Senator Dodd MUST not be relected!

  5. Erik Blazynski on December 21, 2009 at 5:06 am

    Oh and one more thing. WHat they hell is he talking about. He wants the feds to pay? Does he realize that the feds get their money from people in his state that pay taxes?

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