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Mack: Senator Bill Nelson Says One Thing to the People of Florida but does another when he Votes like a Lockstep Liberal with Barack Obama in Washington

September 10, 2012

Part I: ObamaCare

MIAMI, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Senator Bill Nelson says one thing to the people of Florida but does another when he votes like a lockstep liberal with Barack Obama in Washington. Before he turned his back on Floridians by voting for a massive new government program the people didn’t want and can’t afford. He pretended to be on their side, when he “warned” his colleagues against cutting Medicare to pay for ObamaCare, saying the cuts were “unconscionable” and a “non-starter.”

Republican Senate Candidate, Congressman Connie Mack said:

“Senator Nelson says one thing to Floridians but votes like a Lockstep Liberal in Washington.

“Time and again Bill Nelson has been there for Barack Obama’s agenda of ObamaCare, government takeovers, and the stimulus spending. Bill Nelson sounded the alarm on ObamaCare, even saying what it did to Medicare was ‘unconscionable’ and a ‘non-starter.’ But then Senator Nelson did the unconscionable thing anyway – he voted for ObamaCare. It’s time to repeal ObamaCare, it’s time to repeal Bill Nelson. Enough is enough.”


During A Finance Committee Markup, Nelson Called It “Unconscionable” To Ask Seniors To Give Up Their Existing Medicare Advantage Benefits. Watch the video here.


“But I don’t think that it’s the right thing to ask senior citizens to give up their existing Medicare Advantage benefits because there are hundreds of thousands of senior citizens who didn’t conceive of Medicare Advantage but who have come to rely on it. And I intend to offer an amendment that will shield them from benefit cuts. It’ll be called a grandfather, to grandfather them in. … And to suddenly whack it away from them, I think, is unconscionable. You can’t punish the seniors who signed up. And if changes must be made for the future solvency of Medicare, then I think those seniors ought to be grandfathered in.” (Senator Bill Nelson, Remarks At Senate Finance Committee Health Care Hearing, 9/22/09)

Senator Nelson Said It Was “A Non-Starter” To Tell Senior Citizens They Have To Give Up Their Medicare Advantage. Watch the video here.


“But I don’t think it’s a good thing to go in and to tell these senior citizens what you have now, you’ve got to give up. That is a non-starter. And it is particularly a non-starter to any senior citizen that is having difficulty meeting — making financial ends meet. So what I want to do is to say those senior citizens that have it, you’re not going to lose it.” (Senator Bill Nelson, Remarks At Senate Finance Committee Health Care Hearing, 9/24/09)

Yet Nelson Still Did the Unconscionable thing and Voted For ObamaCare.

Nelson Voted To Pass The Health Care Reconciliation Bill. (H.R. 4872, CQ Vote #105: Passed 56-43: R 0-40; D 54-3; I 2-0, 3/25/10, Nelson Voted Yea)

Nelson Also Voted To Kill An Amendment That Would Have Prevented Cuts To Medicare Advantage. (H.R. 4872, CQ Vote #72: Motion agreed to 56-42: R 0-40; D 54-2; I 2-0, 3/24/10, Nelson Voted Yea)

“House And Senate Leaders On Thursday Said A Provision Sparing About 800,000 Floridians From Cuts In Medicare Advantage Will Not Be A Part Of The Final Health Care Bill, A Blow To Sen. Bill Nelson.” (Alex Leary, “Nelson’s ‘Gator-Aid’ Going Bye-Bye,” St. Petersburg Times’ Buzz Blog, 3/18/10)

Stay Tuned for Part #2 Next Week…..

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