Nelson Bribe Unconstitutional

21 12 2009

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As you probably already know, over the weekend Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) was “persuaded” to be the critical 60th vote needed to bring the Senate’s healthcare reform bill to a floor vote (cloture). Put simply, Nelson accepted Harry Reid’s bribe, which is that the federal government taxpayers will “forever” subsidize pay for the state of Nebraska’s Medicaid expansion.

Aside from the stench of corruption, there’s a big problem with this deal: As Gio’s World member Cecil Moon pointed out in a comment yesterday, IT’S UNCONSTITUTIONAL! The following article explains how and why.

H/t dependable GiovanniWorld member Steve!




In an outrageous example of the abuse of near dictatorial power, the leader of the United States Senate, Harry Reid, forced a vote on nationalized health care. With total disregard for the will of the people and turning a blind eye to the United States Constitution, Reid sought passage for this bill by corrupting the legislative system.

“This process is not legislation. This process is corruption,” said Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., referring to the last-minute blitz of dirty deal making that enabled Obama to lock in the 60 votes needed to pass the bill.

The final hold out was Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson. But he hit the jackpot when they bought his yes vote, scoring $45 million to completely cover Nebraska’s Medicaid bill every year into the indefinite future.

Clearly this deal violates Article 1 Section 9 part 6 of the Constitution which says: “No preference shall be given by any Regulation of Commerce or Revenue to the Ports of one state over another…” and Article 4 Section 2 which says: “The Citizens of each state shall be entitled to all the Privileges and Immunities of the Citizens in the several states.”

Citizens of Nebraska will now have state medical bills, other states must pay, funded courtesy of the United States government (meaning you and me.) Nebraskans are clearly receiving a special privilege. According to this monstrosity, they are more equal than other Americans.

Sitting on high, the President encouraged this corrupt, ugly spectacle. Not only that, he broke the vow he took to uphold the US Constitution as he raised his hand and recited his oath of office.

While we all sleep, the U.S. Senate is stripping us of our freedom. Clearly the time for impeachment is at hand. Reid and Pelosi deserve to be removed right along with Obama.

All these outrages only fuel our efforts. The citizenry is in full revolt.

I am proud that our campaign for impeachment is growing stronger by the hour. We have surpassed 100,000 signatures and are fast approaching 125,000 signatures. This movement cannot be stopped by the corrupt deals in Washington. We will succeed, and the socialist dreams of our president will end on the ash heap of history.

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With gratitude in our hearts from our unprecedented success, we approach the celebration of our Savior’s birth on Christmas day. The New Year brings us to the next mile-stone of this campaign. If we are to succeed, the 2010 elections must bring to office a pro-impeachment majority.

Every day Barack Hussein Obama occupies the White House, America is in grave danger.

Warm regards,

Floyd Brown




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