"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Email from Dr. Coburn on "Back in Black" Release

U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. today released a new report “Back in Black” that outlines how the federal government can reduce the deficit by $9 trillion over the next ten years and balance the federal budget. The 614-page plan was the result of a thorough and exhaustive review of thousands of federal programs.

“The American people are tired of Washington waiting until the last minute to avoid a crisis, particularly when it is a crisis Washington itself created. The crisis, though, is not the debt limit deadline. The crisis is Congress’ refusal to make hard choices and reduce a debt that has become our greatest national security threat. The plan I am offering today gives Washington 9 trillion reasons to stop making excuses and start solving the problem,” Dr. Coburn said.

“Both parties will no doubt criticize portions of this plan and I welcome that debate. My goal is not to replace the work of the budget committees but to show the American people what is possible and necessary. What is not acceptable, however, is not having a plan and delaying reform until some perfect political moment that will never arrive. The fact is doing nothing is a tax increase, a benefit cut for seniors and the poor, and a betrayal of the core values both parties hold dear,” Dr. Coburn said.

Click here to view Dr. Coburn’s full report, click here for a section by section outline of the report, click here for a summary of savings and click here for highlights of the report.


Additionally, Dr. Coburn released the following report exposing wasteful government spending in Oklahoma. For the full report, click here.

Doctor Coburn has assembled a plan, Back in the Black, on how the United States can be in the black in ten years while the doom and gloomers have it a burden on our grandchildren when they are grown.  Instead of Dr. Coburn whining about the deficit, he and his staff set out to come up with a plan.  That is what being a United States Senator should be all about -- doing what is best for the Country.

Cannot wait to read about the wasteful spending in Oklahoma as I have been saying that since we moved to Oklahoma with the impending closure of the depot at Kelly AFB, San Antonio, TX.

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