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Nelson: We should have waited on health care
|Contributor||Mr. Politics |
|Last Edited||Mr. Politics Jan 07, 2010 11:47am|
|News Date||Thursday, January 7, 2010 07:45:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||“I think it was a mistake to take health care on as opposed to continuing to spend the time on the economy,” he said. |
He complimented President Barack Obama’s handling of the war in Iraq and the troop surge in Afghanistan, and pointed out other administration successes, but said they were areas that “are minor in comparison to health care.”
“I would have preferred not to be dealing with health care in the midst of everything else, and I think working on the economy would have been a wiser move,” he said.
Nelson also said the legislation wasn’t as rushed as people might think, having been in the works for almost a year. But he explained that setting deadlines is often what prompts governments to action.