Schwarzenegger: ObamaCare Is a ‘Trough of Bribes, Deals & Loopholes’ … ‘This Is Healthcare to Nowhere’
By PoliJAM | January 7, 2010
The Democrats lost the support on Wednesday of one of the few Republicans that had backed President Obama’s health care reform plan.
Of course it was the backing of a Republican that would likely not be a Republican in any state other than California, but it is a noteworthy loss of support for the president’s health overhaul legislation nonetheless.
In his final State of the State address as governor of California, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger railed against the additional costs that would be incurred by the state due to the bill and blasted the “bribes, deals and loopholes” that will see the Cornhusker State of Nebraska walk away with the corn while “we got the husk.”
“Now Congress is about to pile billions more onto California with the new health care bill. Now, as you know, while I enthusiastically supported health care reform, it is not reform to push more costs onto states that are already struggling while other states are getting sweetheart deals.
“Health care reform, which started as noble and needed legislation, has become a trough of bribes, deals and loopholes. Yet you’ve heard of the bridge to nowhere. Well, this is health care to nowhere.
“California’s congressional delegation should either vote against this bill that is a disaster for California or get in there and fight for the same sweetheart deal that Senator Nelson of Nebraska got for the Cornhusker State. (Applause) Because that senator got for the Cornhusker State the corn and we got the husk.”