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Video: Cash for Cloture

Posted By Conn Carroll On December 24, 2009 @ 2:00 pm In Obamacare | Comments Disabled

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) attempted to force a vote this Wednesday onĀ an amendment [1] that if adopted will ban the practice of trading earmarks for votes in the Senate. As even President Obama-friendly MSNBC has documented, Sen. Ben Nelson’s (D-NE) Cornhusker Kickback was not the only backroom deal that enabled the Senate’s passage of Obamacare. Watch:

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news [2], world news [3], and news about the economy [4]

Other details documented by MSNBC’s Lisa Myers:

Sen. Chris Dodd’s (D-CT) $100 million for a Connecticut hospital. [5]

Vermont and Massachusetts got $600 and $500 million respectively for their state Medicaid programs. [6]

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) won a provision that allows 800,000 Florida seniors enrolled in private Medicare Advantage plans to keep their extra benefits. [7]

The American Medical Association got a tax on cosmetic surgery taken out as well as cuts to certain specialties restored. [8]


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[1] amendment: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/DeMint-to-offer-anti-earmark-trading-measure-will-Reid-allow-a-vote-79996102.html

[2] breaking news: http://www.msnbc.msn.com

[3] world news: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032507

[4] news about the economy: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032072

[5] Sen. Chris Dodd’s (D-CT) $100 million for a Connecticut hospital.: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/20/AR2009122002956.html

[6] Vermont and Massachusetts got $600 and $500 million respectively for their state Medicaid programs.: http://www.politico.com/livepulse/1209/Mass_Vermont_bigger_winners_than_Nebraska.html

[7] Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) won a provision that allows 800,000 Florida seniors enrolled in private Medicare Advantage plans to keep their extra benefits.: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jSnc6xKS4IaEamw0pgkwIHaHXiYAD9CO7S403

[8] The American Medical Association got a tax on cosmetic surgery taken out as well as cuts to certain specialties restored.: http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2009-12-21-health-care-plastic-surgery-tax_N.htm

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