A Pathetic DINO
Democratic senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska, who isn’t even on the ballot this fall, has now voted with the GOP to filibuster an extension of unemployment benefits numerous times. He does this even as thousands of his own constituents will be harmed by his actions as they lose their benefits, and face financial ruin, while Senator Nelson goes home to enjoy the July Fourth holiday.
Ostensibly, Nelson votes with the GOP over a concern about deficit spending. So let’s take a look at Senator Nelson’s voting record on past deficit spending to see how consistent he has been on this issue.
He voted for the Medicare Part D drug bill.
So why does Senator Nelson fully support deficits when they finance HMOs, drug companies, and the military industrial complex, yet oppose them when they help his constituents? You can tell him what you think here.