After Rubberstamping His Party Bosses’ Big-Spending Liberal Agenda, Will Nelson Also Embrace Their Refusal To Cut Even $1 Of Gov’t Spending?
As Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) rejects the Republican-led House of Representatives’ proposed “two-week budget extension to March 18 with $4 billion in reductions in spending,” the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) called on U.S. Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) to tell Nebraskans where he stands.
Nelson’s Washington party bosses – whose big-spending liberal agenda he has consistently rubberstamped – refuse to cut even a single dollar from federal spending, and are now stepping up their threat to force a government shutdown. But Nelson has yet to tell voters whether he supports the Republican-led compromise, or whether he will yet again put his Democrat party bosses’ left-wing agenda ahead of the best interests of his state.
Meanwhile, CBS reports that “the national debt has increased $3.5 trillion so far,” and according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) non-defense discretionary spending has increased 24 percent under the Obama-Nelson agenda, reminding voters that Nelson’s reckless spending has already helped drive the national debt past $14 trillion while failing to create jobs.
“It’s a simple question, and Nebraskans deserve a straight answer from their Senator: will Ben Nelson side with his Washington party bosses yet again, or will he agree to the compromise that Republicans have put forward?” asked NRSC Press Secretary Chris Bond. “With his strong support of the Obama agenda, Nelson has already helped add trillions to our national debt. So will he finally stand down from his big-spending ways, or will he once again put his party’s narrow Washington agenda ahead of the best interests of his state?”