Ben Nelson rejects abortion component of Senate Health Care Bill.
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From Michael Goldfarb of The Weekly Standard, 11:01 PM, December 16, 2009.
“20 GOP Senators Call for Investigation of Offutt Threat”
“Twenty Republican senators have requested that the Senate Armed Services Committee launch an investigation into reports that the Obama White House threatened to close Nebraska’s Offutt Air Force base unless Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson fell into line on health care. Those reports first appeared on this blog. In the letter to Senators Levin and McCain, the committee chairman and ranking member, the 20 ask that “a hearing be held as to whether the BRAC process has been compromised.”
Meanwhile, both Nelson and the White House strenuously deny the allegation. A statement from White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer asserts “This rumor is absolutely false, as the people spreading it well know. This is nothing but a cynical, crass political game that is designed to maintain the status quo. Let’s be clear: the people spreading these falsehoods think nothing is wrong with a system under which families and businesses continue to bear the brunt of skyrocketing costs, insurance companies are allowed to discriminate and drop at will, and thousands of Americans lose their coverage every single day.”
They protest a little too much. I do not know this story is “absolutely false.” To the contrary, I’m confident it’s true. Twenty senators are now calling for an investigation, and each is presumably pretty well sourced in the Senate. If the charges are “absolutely false,” maybe the White House will encourage Senate Democrats to call this Republican bluff. I won’t hold my breath.”
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Obama just announced that if the Health Care Bill is not passed, the Federal government will go bankrupt.
The lying SOB has let the cat out of the bag.
As you know, the bill begins taxing us immediately, but does not kick in benefits for approx 3 years.
What the usurper is really saying is that he needs the revenue to bail out his spending in time for the 2010, 2012 elections.
*** Just in, 1:02 PM ET, 12/17/09 ***
Obama just stated that the federal govt. will go bankrupt. Concurrently, Hillary Clinton just announced.
US offers cash to help poor nations with climate change.
I believe I just heard $ 100 billion!
Thanks to commenter da verg.