December 22, 2009

WHICH MISSES THE BIG QUESTION...:

Pork greased reform's passage (JOSH GERSTEIN, 12/22/09, Politico)

With the bill hanging in the balance, Nelson won a provision exempting his state from paying the usual share of costs for new Medicaid patients. The deal critics have dubbed the Cornhusker Kickback is expected to cost the federal government $100 million over 10 years.

Before a close vote last month, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) won an even larger break for her state — an estimated $300 million in extra federal spending, in a move opponents derided as the Louisiana Purchase.

Some critics branded the special deals as functionally equivalent to the kind of earmarks Obama crusaded against as a senator — and a quantum leap from eleventh-hour deals Obama’s predecessors have cut.

After Nelson and Landrieu, what will key congressional swing votes want from future White Houses?


...if these two prostituted themselves, then what does that make the Democrats who gave it up for free?

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 22, 2009 6:56 AM
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