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Nelson on New START: "I think we can hold off"
Posted By Steven Groves On December 2, 2010 @ 3:30 pm In International | Comments Disabled
National Review Online reports  that Senator Ben Nelson (D–NE) does not buy into the Obama Administration’s heated rhetoric that the New START nuclear arms control treaty must pass through the Senate immediately. Senator Nelson is quoted as saying:
Most of the [legislation] being dealt with right now should be held over until 2011, because we should be focused on jobs, taxes, and debt reduction. … I think we can hold off on START; I don’t want it to crowd out taxes, debt reduction, and jobs.
Senator Nelson is only saying what I imagine the vast majority of Americans are thinking:
Yet for some reason the Administration and Senate Democratic leadership have prioritized a deeply flawed treaty  with an unreliable and corrupt nation that has threatened to start a new nuclear arms race  if it doesn’t get its way. And they are demanding that the treaty be passed by the Senate in a “lame duck” session  of Congress.
This doesn’t seem to be the optimal time to have a legitimate debate over the merits, or lack thereof, of New START.
Just ask Senator Nelson.
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.foundry.org/wp-content/uploads/Nelson_official_photo.jpg
 reports: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/254280/nelson-i-think-we-can-hold-start-robert-costa
 almost double-digit unemployment: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm
 deeply flawed treaty: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Reports/2010/09/What-Nuclear-Gaming-Tells-Us-About-New-START
 threatened to start a new nuclear arms race: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/01/AR2010120102195.html
 “lame duck” session: http://blog.heritage.org../?p=46666
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