Wednesday, December 23, 2009

'People are Outraged, and They Have Every Right To Be'

Seems to me if a Republican bill that would swallow an entire sector of the U.S. economy was deemed unconstitutional by the attorney generals of seven states it would merit more notice that a few paragraphs of wire copy. But hey, we're dealing with Democrats likely violating the Constitution, and that's merely some outdated piece of paper to be interpreted as they please.
The top prosecutors in seven states, including Michigan, are probing the constitutionality of a political deal that cut a funding break for Nebraska in order to pass a federal health care reform bill, South Carolina's attorney general said Tuesday.

Henry McMaster said he and his counterparts -- all Republicans -- in Alabama, Colorado, Michigan, North Dakota, Texas and Washington state -- are jointly taking a look at the deal they've dubbed the "Nebraska compromise."

"The Nebraska compromise, which permanently exempts Nebraska from paying Medicaid costs that Texas and all other 49 states must pay, may violate the United States Constitution -- as well as other provisions of federal law," said Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.

"I am astounded by the sweetheart deal handed to Nebraska, which will be paid for with money taken directly from the pockets of Michigan taxpayers," Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox said in a statement Tuesday night. "People are outraged, and they have every right to be."
Rather than acknowledge their lawbreaking, Democrats are "jubilant" they're about to shove a multitrillion-dollar boondoggle down our throats on Christmas Eve.

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