Letter to the Editor

Let's move on

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Dear Editor,

In response to the articles being written demeaning Sen. Nelson for his 60th vote in the health care issue:

When it was first proposed, it was for ALL states with regard to Medicaid (not Medicare). It was decided that was too costly, so Sen. Reid took the initiative to change it to Nebraska only.

Sen. Nelson, being desirous of doing good for Nebraska, voted for it.

This, possibly, was done in error. Everyone knows "to err is human." That Nebraska proviso has been retracted, however. Let's let sleeping dogs lay and get on with the business at hand.

If opinions are made, why not keep the motto in mind, "if you can't say something good about someone, don't say anything." Keep the mouth shut.

Take care, everybody, and do some praying. It will do more good.


Esther Wissbaum,


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  • First of all Esther, the Nebraska kickback is still in the bill in front of the Congress. It is only the presidents promise that it will be replaced later on, for whatever that's worth! And I have yet to hear Nelson say that his vote was an error! He miscalculated and I hope to god he joins the private sector in 2012!

    -- Posted by remington81 on Fri, Mar 12, 2010, at 9:54 AM
  • A fine letter with wisdom from a fine lady.

    -- Posted by goarmy67 on Fri, Mar 12, 2010, at 9:13 PM
  • With all due respect Esther, you just don't quite get it.

    We can't continue to send politicians to Washington to bring home the candy for their states, whether it's good for the states or not.

    The decisions they are making are breaking this country's back. You may not be around in 20 years to see it but we will, and I'm not liking where this is going.

    And no, the provision has not been retracted. Much of this bill still "promises" to be changed once passed. If we can't put a bill into law with promises being made to change it afterward then we shouldn't be voting on said bills.

    Furthermore, it shouldn't be, and probably isn't LEGAL to change a bill once it's been passed, because by definition, that would not even be the bill that was voted on or passed.

    Then again, is the federal government doing anything leagal these days?

    -- Posted by Justin76 on Fri, Mar 12, 2010, at 11:49 PM
  • I personally plan to hold Ben accountable for his "error". This is too serious an issue for that. if he had actually listend to his constituents instead of the party leadership well he might not have made this "error".

    -- Posted by Chaco1 on Sat, Mar 13, 2010, at 10:32 AM
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