Sen. Tom Coburn On Earmaks And Pork

 


U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) released the following statement tonight regarding President Obama’s address to Congress and the nation regarding the economy: “President Obama has the capacity to be a transformational president but only if he draws a line in the sand with an institution that has been mortgaging our children’s future for decades. During his campaign, President Obama pledged

Always Room For More In The Obama Administrations Budget

Always Room For More In The Obama Administration's Budget

to return earmarks – the gateway drug to spending addiction – to less than $7.8 billion a year, the level they were at before 1994. Yet, the earmarks in the stimulus bill alone exceeded 1994 levels and Congress now wants to spend an additional $7.7 billion on pork. President Obama should veto this bloated omnibus bill unless it is scaled back.”

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