Re: The "Cornhusker Kickback" given to Sen. Ben Nelson for his vote on the Senate Healthcare bill (by extension, this also goes out to Mary Landrieu of Lousiana, who got a hefty $300 million for her vote).
The democrats (small 'd' intentional) don't even attempt to hide graft anymore, it seems.
Don't congratulate yourself on your skill and cunning at having swiped a shitload of money from the Treasury for your state.
That money doesn't exist. It never will.
Or won't until the very Congress that 'gave' you these windfalls decides to raise taxes on your state's citizens to pay for it, or worse, the Treasury prints funny money which dilutes the value of the 'real' money your state's citizens earn, reducing their purchasing power and destroying their quality of life.
Your 'great negotiating skills' (yeah, like bribery ever required those?) will have to be paid for one day by the very people you supposedly represent. Don't be surprised when all this money you've gained mysteriously vaporizes into a Healthcare system that doesn't work, and when, in ten years time (maybe sooner), both Nebraska and Louisiana are back crying poor mouth, crushed by the expense of supporting Obamacare, complaining that this wasn't what they were promised or expected.
I wonder just who pulled one over on who?