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Nelson’s as guilty as Jim



Published: Sun, January 3, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m.

Nelson’s as guilty as Jim

EDITOR

Every article about Jim Traficant carries with it the convictions he suffered.

A Dec. 31 story stated, “the jury believed Traficant took kickbacks from local businessmen”. In the same publication under Nation & World digest, there is an article about several attorneys general taking action against Nebraska’s political deal in the federal health reform bill. As I recall, Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson stated that if there was any change in the Senate bill, he would retract his vote for passage. I don’t know about you, but this sounds like “bribery” to me. Shouldn’t this be considered a “kickback”, or does the federal government carry a double standard.

Paul Noble

New Middletown


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1Nonsocialist(710 comments)posted 4 years, 8 months ago

The $100 Million Dollar Bribe:

The Senate Health "care" bill was so flawed that no Republicans voted for it and some Democratic-Socialists had to be bribed...with taxpayer money.

An Ohioan being forced to pay for something that only Nebraskans receive is "taxation without representation."

The CBO says the Nebraska Democrat sellout’s special Medicaid expansion subsidy will initially cost an estimated $100 million.

There were other bribes involving MT, ND, VT and SD.

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2reasonable(5 comments)posted 4 years, 8 months ago

The difference is that what Nelson took was for his constituents, what Traficant took was for himself.

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