from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A machine for stripping the husks from ears of maize.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun a resident of Nebraska; -- a nickname.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A person or device that removes
- noun usually capitalized A person who is a
nativeor residentof the U.S. state of Nebraska.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a native or resident of Nebraska
- noun a worker who husks corn
Sorry, no etymologies found.
So this time the cornhusker kickback would be negotiated by the governor, not the senator, or more like congresspersons and governors would both be elbowing each other to get to the trough.
Ben got his nose rubbed pretty good about the "cornhusker Kickback".
The representative from GA is talking about “bribes” like the “louisiana purchase” or the “cornhusker kickback” ..
While this may in part be intended to answer political charges of support for the Cornhusker kickback, et al, the members are still taking a chance that the Senate will pass the separate HBRA since otherwise they will have voted to let HR3950 as amended by the Sentate, cornhusker and all, to become law.
Republicans were quick to question Nelson's motivations for backing the bill, dubbing his alleged deal making the "cornhusker kickback," and claiming Nelson's provision has increased the burden on the 49 other states.
Now he is saying that the Senate bill is unacceptable because of the Nelson cornhusker deal.
Marie says: cornhusker says: As I understand it the bill contains NO enforcement language.
Some provisions – she named the Nebraska cornhusker kickback and the Cadillac tax – are “problematic” and “unpalatable,” Pelosi said.
The DOT reports vehicles in the cornhusker state traveled over 1.56 trillion miles in December 2010—an estimated 11.1% increase.
Actually the Louisiana deal and the nickname “Luisiana purchase” are both older than the cornhusker kickback.