Posted by: arnegrim | March 6, 2010

More payoffs for healthcare?

It looks like the deals for Nebraska and Louisiana to pass the healthcare bills have gone beyond Congress…

“The president entertained Jim Matheson (D-UT) at the White House on March 3, 2010, and convinced him to switch his vote on Obamacare Nay to Yea.

The same day, March 3, 2010,… the president appointed Rep. Jim Matheson’s (D-UT) brother, Scott Matheson, to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.”

And it may not be the first time.

“For the second time in five months, the Obama White House is being accused — by Democrats — of offering high ranking government jobs in return for political favors. What no one is reporting is that this is a violation of federal law that can lead to prison time, a fine or both, according to Title 18, Chapter 11, Section 211 of the United States Code.

The jobs in question? Secretary of the Navy and a position within the U.S. Agency for International Development.

The favor requested in return? Withdrawal from Senate challenges to two sitting United States Senators, both Democrats supported by President Obama. The Senators are Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania and Michael Bennet in Colorado.”


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