View Full Version : Ben Nelson to Henry McMaster: 'Call off the dogs'

01-01-2010, 06:39 PM
Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) reached out Thursday evening to South Carolina GOP Attorney General Henry McMaster, the leader of a group of 13 Republican state attorneys general who are threatening to file suit against the Senate health care bill, and urged him to forgo any legal action, POLITICO has learned.

According to a copy of a memo sent by McMaster’s chief of staff to other GOP state attorneys general detailing the call, Nelson asked McMaster to “call off the dogs,” a reference to recent threats by the state AGs to file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a Medicaid provision in the bill that benefits Nebraska at the expense of other states.

Under the terms of a deal Nelson cut with Senate leaders to secure his crucial vote for the health care package, Nebraska would be exempted from having to pay for the coverage of its new Medicaid enrollees—leaving the federal government to pick up the tab. The deal is expected to cost the federal government $100 million over the next 10 years. ...

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01-01-2010, 06:52 PM
Liberal politicians cry foul when Repubs decide to play hardball. Uncle Ben better be scoping out another line of employment cause he will be defeated in 012..

01-01-2010, 09:19 PM
Ben should have considered the repercussions BEFORE he sold his soul!

01-01-2010, 09:59 PM
Ben should have considered the repercussions BEFORE he sold his soul!

He sold that a long time ago....he's a Democrat....it's part of the fee to join that party.