Ben Nelson – Hypocrite, Kleptocrat

Senator Ben Nelson (Kleptocrat, Nebraska) initially withheld his vote for the health care “reform” bill because, he said, he objected to any federal funding of abortion. He was able to change his mind because, he said, modifications to the bill precluded any federal money for abortion.

Coincidentally(?), Nebraska received a special dispensation ensuring Nebraska Medicare payments would be paid by taxpayers in the other 49 states. Nelson says this largesse was forced upon him by the Majority Leader.

We know, then, that Senator Nelson got special treatment for Nebraska – whether he asked for it or not. Did he also achieve his core principle: No mandatory federal funding for abortion?

Apparently not, given the meaning of the words “fungible” and “funding”. Emphasis mine.

The changes allow the federal government to subsidize private insurance plans that cover abortion on demand, to oversee multi-state plans that cover elective abortions, and to empower federal officials to mandate that private health plans cover abortions even if they do not accept subsidized enrollees.

“The abortion-related language violates the principles of the Hyde Amendment by requiring the federal government to pay premiums for private health plans that will cover any or all abortions,” NRLC indicated. “The federal subsidies would be subject to a convoluted bookkeeping requirement, different in detail but similar in kind to the Capps-Waxman accounting scheme that the House of Representatives rejected.”

Right to Life explained that the manager’s amendment requires all enrollees in an abortion-covering plan to make a separate payment into an account that will pay for abortions, but the amendment also contains language [Section 1303 (b)(3)(A) and (b)(3)(B)] that is apparently intended to prevent or discourage any insurer from explaining the use of the surcharge. It says there is nothing in the language to suggest that payment of the abortion charge is optional for any enrollee.

Let’s repeat: “…[T]here is nothing in the language to suggest that payment of the abortion charge is optional for any enrollee.” There’s also nothing to prevent bureaucrats from deciding abortion coverage is a right. There’s nothing there, period.

Presently Mr. Nelson is polling at 30% vs opponents who have not even declared. He won with 64% in 2006. His constituents can recognize a bribe when they see one, and they do not like it.

Well, it is no surprise they don’t like it. Nelson embarrassed Nebraskans by forcing taxpayers in 49 other states to pay for Nebraska’s Medicare, and he agreed the taxpayers of all 50 states will pay for abortion.

3 thoughts on “Ben Nelson – Hypocrite, Kleptocrat”

  1. Life is a test, and the Gods evaluate people based on their performance.The Gods test people with the temptation for which they are most weak::::Homosexuals desire sodomy, alcoholics crave a drink, junkies jones for dope, etc. Addiction theory is a lie; it is Artificial Intelligence creating the desire, punishment for inappropriate behavior. Ironically, it compells people deeper into the behavior, minimizing hope for recovery.The Gods chose Christianity for Europeans because it is the temptation to which they are most suseptable:::Entitlement. Something for nothing. A free ride. And the United States/Western civilization with accompanying wealth contributes to this perception. And other people from throughout the world happily subscribe to this punishment designed for Europeans, assuming this legacy once assimilated.Next time you think of Muslims recognize these people are vastly superior to Christians. Whereas many throughout the Christian world no longer attend church and have fallen into Godlessness, the Muslim world worships the Gods for OVER AN HOUR EACH AND EVERY DAY.

  2. TOC policy is to publish comments unless they are anonymous, ad hominem and defamatory to the proprietor. Even wildly off topic comments direct from the fever swamp and incorporating ignorant comparisons of monotheistic religions (using the plural of God?) can get a hearing.Fair practice to comment back though. Anonymous, you are an especially obtuse mystic. Ayn Rand, had somewhat to say about that:What is mysticism? Mysticism is the acceptance of allegations without evidence or proof, either apart from or against the evidence of one’s senses and one’s reason. Mysticism is the claim to some non-sensory, non-rational, non-definable, non-identifiable means of knowledge, such as “instinct,” “intuition,” “revelation,” or any form of “just knowing.”Reason is the perception of reality, and rests on a single axiom: the Law of Identity.Mysticism is the claim to the perception of some other reality—other than the one in which we live—whose definition is only that it is not natural, it is supernatural, and is to be perceived by some form of unnatural or supernatural means.So, I'd say an “over hour a day” might actually raise some other questions or explain some things. For example, what does it mean that that's less than a minute per day per virgin?Entitlement is a problem. I just can't see the religious distinction. I mean, it was just last week that some Islamists claimed ownership of the Dead Sea scrolls. Talk about chutzpah. And how many times have we heard Muslims claim they are entitled to prevent depiction of Mohamed via the simple expedient of beheading infidels?So, to this point, I still prefer the drugged out, sex-crazed (corporeal, not heavenly), monetary, decadent and slothful version of the entitlement mentality. As long as it lasts, anyway.