Cash for Cloture: Harry Reid's Vote Buying Cost Taxpayers $1.2 Billion

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any uglier we get the cash for cloture tally…
The CBO reported that Harry Reid spent $1.2 billion to buy off democrats for the Obamacare vote last night.

They got their nationalized health care bill and it only cost you $1.2 billion for their vote!

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The Hill reported, via Sweetness and Light:

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) informed lawmakers on Sunday night that the section of the manager’s amendment to the Senate’s health bill would cost $1.2 billion over 10 years.

Nelson managed to win a share of the section of the manager’s amendment on Equitable Support for Certain States, which will provide Nebraska, along with Massachusetts and Vermont, support in paying its share of additional costs to Medicaid in the health legislation.

The provision, which Republicans have derided as the “Cornhusker Kickback,” actually provides Nebraska the least of the three states. Vermont will receive $600 million over 10 years, while Massachusetts will receive $500 million. The money to Nebraska had previously been reported to be $45 million.

Michelle Malkin is keeping track of the bribes.


Talk about bad timing… Congress announced this weekend that they will investigate bribes to Democratic Politicians Afghanistan warlords.

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