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December 23rd, 2009
12:06 PM ET

Harry Reid playing Santa with your money

Ed Rollins says senators traded their votes for the public's money and White House didn't object

Ed Rollins says senators traded their votes for the public's money and White House didn't object

Ed Rollins
CNN Senior Political Contributor

We are approaching the eve of Christmas and maybe in that spirit, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid morphed into Santa Claus, giving out presents to the little boys and girls who were naughty and (not so) nice this year.

Of course, he was not using his own money.

America's overused credit card, issued by the Bank of China, may have to be used one more time to pay for Reid's deals. The majority leader traded to help ensure the votes of Sens. Ben Nelson, Mary Landrieu, Chris Dodd, Bernie Sanders and others representing 11 states by giving them special perks for staying on the health care bus that's about to drive us all over the financial cliff.

They may argue they weren't bribed, but they certainly were rewarded. The price was enormous.

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