Vote yes on the Medicare bill and there's 100 grand in it for your son's congressional campaign. Vote no, and the kid's flipping burgers this time next week. Does that sound like a bribe coupled with a threat? It did to Rep. Nick Smith, R-Mich, who still voted no. The Chicago Sun Times Reports: Nick Smith was told business interests would give his son $100,000 in return for his father's vote. When he still declined, fellow Republican House members told him they would make sure Brad Smith never came to Congress. After Nick Smith voted no and the bill passed, Duke Cunningham of California and other Republicans taunted him that his son was dead meat.