START on its way to ratification

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    Obama aides, Republicans predict START ratification - The Oval: Tracking the Obama presidency

    The only question is how many Republicans will put politics ahead of doing what is best for the country?

     
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    I don't know that either passage or non-passage is "best" for the country or will even have that much of a noticeable effect for anyone, but I don't really have an issue with its ratification.

    Sounds like plenty to me.
     
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    Republicans preventing this WOULD be what is best for the country, wrongwinger
     
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    Why do you presume that because Democrats want it, it's what is best for the country?

    Is there anything wrong with actually debating and discussing the treaty before we rush to ratify it? I am seriously getting tired of people pretending that things are so important we have to have no idea what's in it before we pass it. That's just insane.
     
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    Who says Obama is doing what is "best for the country?"
     
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    I've been a little late to this whole thing but... What exactly does passing this bill do?
     
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    At the very least it impedes the onset of another budget busting arms race.
     
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    Are we at war with anyone who can actually afford a "budget busting arms race"?

    Besides, military spending, which can be made more efficient without losing any capabilities is hardly the budget busters. The budget busters would be the so called "Mandatory" spending items. Which, of course, is grossly misname.
     
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    So.. It's more of a Nuclear Reduction treaty between America and Russia?

    Cost?
     
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    Are all the other "busted" budgets for non-arms OK, then?

    It's just the arms budgets that "bust?"
     

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