“”The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means”” – Georges Bernanos
Yesterday South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster was joined by six other Attorneys General in probing the constitutionality of what is being dubbed the “Nebraska Compromise”. They are attacking it on equal protection grounds. The AP has the story.
The top prosecutors in seven states are probing the constitutionality of a political deal that cut a funding break for Nebraska in order to pass a federal health care reform bill, South Carolina’s attorney general said Tuesday.
Attorney General Henry McMaster said he and his counterparts in Alabama, Colorado, Michigan, North Dakota, Texas and Washington state – all Republicans – are jointly taking a look at the deal they’ve dubbed the “Nebraska compromise.”
“The Nebraska compromise, which permanently exempts Nebraska from paying Medicaid costs that Texas and all other 49 states must pay, may violate the United States Constitution – as well as other provisions of federal law,” Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said.
The quote by Bernanos above fits this situation well. The push for a healthcare bill by the Obama Administration and his subordinates Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid has been conducted with an “any means necessary” mentality. Democrats and progressive pundits alike have been saying, “this is the way things are done” in regards to this bill. Well it doesn’t have to be this way.
Two questions remain for Attorney General now Candidate Coakley:
1) Will she join the seven other Attorneys General in fighting the constitutionality of the “Nebraska Compromise”.
2) Would she accept a deal for Massachusetts in exchange for her vote on a piece of legislation?