By Rev. MICHAEL BRESCIANI
Santa came early on Christmas Eve 2009 for the embattled Democrats of the Senate who passed the Obama Healthcare bill, as expected.
Being forced to buy healthcare by the U.S. government will hardly be seen as a gift from Santa by the citizens of this country, and even now, some Republicans are planning to test the constitutionality of the bill.
Special sweetheart deals for Florida and Connecticut are overshadowed by what may be the most expensive and openly public bribe in U.S. history for the state of Nebraska. The Cornhuskers are mostly insulted by Sen. Nelson’s last minute deal to circumvent paying some 100 million dollars a year to help foot the costs of the bill, but even the Governor of that state, Dave Heineman, says Nebraskans don’t want this kind of exclusion.
Republicans have vowed to fight on in both the last bit of work to reconcile the House and Senate differences in the bill and more importantly with legal challenges and actions intended to question the constitutionality of the bill. Representatives from both the House and Senate have been getting onboard the idea of testing the bills legality; the latest among them is Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., who on Tuesday Dec 22, 2009 renewed the call to others who are doubtful, to check the constitutionality of the bill.