Senator Tom Coburn on federal spending, waste in the federal government, and his philosophy of government

An interview with Senator Tom Coburn

Intellectual Conservative
by Peter and Helen Evans

08/16/06

Coburn: "The problem is that there is this feeling, 'it's the federal government and it's just going to waste money and nothing can be done about it.' However, shame still works. Shame in combination with outrage from the American taxpayers works even better. The reason we put our website up is so the American people can begin to see how significant the problem is. It's not a problem that can't be solved, it's only a problem that can't be solved if we continue with politics as usual. Politics as usual means using the Federal government to help me get re-elected rather than, 'I'm going to fulfill the oath of my office and do what is necessary to spend the money (that we have all combined together) on the things that are most important'...

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