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  • Schwarzenegger on Obamacare: "They Got the Corn, We Got the Husk"

    One of Obamacare’s biggest dirty little secrets is that in both the House and Senate versions of the bill, over half of those who gain health insurance do so through Medicaid. Both bills force more people who are currently eligible for Medicaid to enroll–and the states would be left to pick up the tab without any additional federal funding. For states already on the brink of insolvency, Obamacare will be a financial disaster unless they can all secure deals like the one Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) secured for Nebraska.

    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger railed against the Cornhusker Kickback in his State of the State Address last night. Watch:

    Schwarzenegger says:

    And now Congress is about to pile billions more onto California with the new health care bill. Now, as you know, while I enthusiastically supported health care reform, it is not reform to push more costs onto states that are already struggling while other states are getting sweetheart deals. Health care reform, which started as noble and needed legislation, has become a trough of bribes, deals and loopholes. Yet you’ve heard of the bridge to nowhere. Well, this is health care to nowhere.

    California’s congressional delegation should either vote against this bill that is a disaster for California or get in there and fight for the same sweetheart deal that Senator Nelson of Nebraska got for the Cornhusker State. (Applause) Because that senator got for the Cornhusker State the corn and we got the husk.

    The only reason Medicaid carries such a heavy load under Obamacare is because the Congressional Budget Office scores it as an inexpensive way too expand health insurance coverage. Part of the reason is that states pick up part of the tab. But the other reason is that Medicaid does not provide ideal health care. That is why single payer advocates push for “Medicare for All” not “Medicaid for All” … which is what Obamacare may actually deliver.

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    Go here to see a larger, printable PDF of the chart.

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    14 Responses to Schwarzenegger on Obamacare: "They Got the Corn, We Got the Husk"

    1. John B. San Diego says:

      The Governator has finally come to his senses!

      Arnold should recall Sen. Feinstein for trying to bankrupt California and breaches of The Tenth Amendment, by her votes.

      If he has truly come to his senses and wants to serve the interests of Americans and Californians, he should run against Sen. Boxer 2010!

      Governor Schwarzenegger, SIR save California run against Barbara Boxer you will win.

      If you promise to help us and keep the promise to stop bankrupting our nation and our state.

      You have to support constituents not lobbyists groups the healthcare bill will be unaffordable; states can’t afford it neither can the federal government.

      At the very least Mr. Governor, have the California State Attorney General file complaints against this Federal Gov Mandate that states can not afford., don’t ask for the “Special Nebraska Deal “none of us can spend money we don’t have.

    2. Dave, Laguna Niguel says:

      Arnold, I voted for you, you RINO! You are a disgrace to the party you do not represent! Nothing but a Hollywood liberal, married to a democrat operative. $30 Billion in the hole huh? In 2004 it was suggested that illegals cost at a minimum $10.4BILLION that year. All of a sudden the numbers have to be kept SECRET! In other words, LIE to the taxpayers, like you LIED when you said "its not because of the illegals". Its easy to say 10.4 times 5 years =$52BILLION PLUS thrown in the toilet, not to mention the BILLIONS mexicans send back to Mehico. How much longer do you think decent American taxpayers are going to just roll over and take this nonsense?! Get a grip America, Illegals with all the driveby shootings, gang wars, graffitti covering every inch of private/public property, drug gangs roaming the streets, illegals looking to take advantage of welfare, social security, and Obama wants us to pay health coverage for millions of them. Where is the next stop? I am ready too get off this crazy train!

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    4. Resident from Detroi says:

      The governer finally sees the light. The rest of us has seen that the health care bill is not reform, but a health care swindle.

    5. John, Vienna says:

      Governor Swartzenegger in his State of the State address argues that "Health care reform, which started as noble and needed legislation, has become a trough of bribes, deals and loopholes."

      What is the Governor's solution why "get in there and fight for the same sweetheart deal that Senator Nelson of Nebraska got for the Cornhusker State".

      If every State gets a sweetheart deal, what would be the sum effect on the cost of the Health Care Reform?

      Don’t we need to send the Bill back to the CBO to be priced so we would have some idea of our future national deficits, or should we just go ahead blindly, hoping that the rest of world would finance our foolishness indefinitely.

    6. SAMUEL, AMERICA says:

      SCHWARZENEGGER NOR BOXER WILL SAVE CALIFORNIA. Until ALL AMERICAN TAX PAYERS SAY ENOUGH. Yes all the tax free people that come into AMERICA for all the free hand outs, has to be stopped. We are fast becoming third world, Mexico, ! We have no jobs. We have no leaders.

      We have too many left wing liberials, aclu, running the country. george bush was one of them.

      WE NEED LEADERSHIP AGAINST THE FLOW OF ALL MANUFACTURING TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES, STOP CAP AND TRADE, STOP ALL THE OTHER LOCKS ON OUR INDUSTRIES.

      YOU DO NOT HAVE TO GO TO WAL-MART TO SEE EVERYTHING (MADE IN CHINA) GO TO HOME DEPOT, GO TO LOWE'S, AUTO DEALERS AND THEIR PARTS, FOOD, CLOTHES…………

      ALL HAVE THE GREAT STAMP …..MADE IN CHINA!

      STOP THE UNIONS….. TEACHERS UNIONS, POST OFFICE UNIONS…..JUST TO NAME TWO OF MANY UNIONS. (SEIU)

      NEXT WE AS AMERICANS CAN STOP SPENDING. CHECK EVERYTHING YOU BUY, LOOK AT ALL LABELS.

      I JUST BOUGHT TIRES,,,, I MADE SURE THEY WERE MADE IN AMERICA. AT LEAST PART OF THE TIRE.

      STOP BUYING CHINA! STOP CONGRESS AND THE SENATE

    7. Lloyd Scallan - New says:

      Arnold is just another RAT deserting his sinking ship. But it's too late! The damage is already done. The birbes and extortion demands have been paid. The Democrats that voted for this bill see the water rushing in and are following Arnold's led. Others will fall on their swords for the sake of their socialist idology but, at the same time, will be personally "compensated" for their

      support.

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    10. Marilyn San Diego says:

      Dave Laguna Niguel

      OH I sooo AGREE with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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