Senator (Dr.) Tom Coburn is one of the most outspoken and effective people currently serving in Congress, and has established himself as the Senate’s top “Budget Hawk”. As a senator, Dr. Coburn has offered more amendments than any of his colleagues. He has offered amendments to eliminate funding for the “Bridge to Nowhere,” the “Woodstock Museum” in New York and countless other special interests earmarks sponsored by members of both parties. Dr. Coburn has also worked to make government more accountable and transparent. In 2006, he teamed up with then-Senator Barack Obama to create http://www.usaspending.gov/. Dr. Coburn’s priorities in the Senate include reducing wasteful spending, protecting your liberty, balancing the budget, improving health care access and affordability, protecting the sanctity of all human life – including the unborn – and representing traditional, Oklahoma values. As a citizen legislator, Dr. Coburn has pledged to serve no more than two terms in the Senate and to continue to care for patients. He is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and the Committee on Finance. Some of his biggest accomplishments have been making Government spending more transparent, eliminating billions of dollars of wasteful spending, leading the fight against corrupt pork barrel and corporate spending, stopping billions of dollars of “Secret Spending”, holding Government accountable, providing access to affordable and quality healthcare for all Americans, and making sure our troops have the best weapons and equipment.
Now, Tom is out with a book that has received critical acclaim, and has had him on every talk show including The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and Glenn Beck stressing the importance of the U.S. Debt crisis, and how our country is on the verge of disaster. The book is beyond compelling, an makes the case that we need to begin to rectify this situation NOW before it’s too late. Here is the incredible praise for the book from some of media’s who’s who:
“The five loveliest words in the English language are those that begin the First Amendment: ‘Congress shall make no law . . .’ Notice the most underused word in contemporary Washington: ‘No.’ Fortunately, Tom Coburn uses it with gusto in attacking the crisis so well described in this book. He is a man with a plan, and the steely determination to implement it.”
– George F. Will, nationally syndicated columnist
“Dr. Tom Coburn is the real deal. He’s not a politician; he’s a citizen in office. Day in and day out, he’s been fighting to shrink the federal government, and has been attacked by his own party and the political opposition for doing so. Now he’s written a book outlining in stark terms the problems the nation is facing. Dr. Coburn is a real American hero, and he’s standing against the tide in the United States Senate. If you want the truth, from the inside, you need to read this book.”
– Mark Meckler, cofounder and National Chairman of the Tea Party Patriots
“The Debt Bomb is superb. It’s a smart, gutsy, and captivating take on how Washington got us into this mess-it then gives the taxpayers some real answers and solutions as to how to get out of it! If you’re sick and tired of Washington politicians making excuses and pandering mush, this book will be a sheer delight. Tom Coburn tells the truth, and tips over everyone’s sacred cows.”
– Al Simpson, former Senator
“Tom Coburn is a rare breed in a town filled with big spending Democrats and big government Republicans. As a fellow member of the Class of 1994, I’ve seen Tom stay true to the values of our cause while others sold out to Washington’s highest bidders. With America’s future hanging in the balance, Tom has written a book that warns of a coming debt bomb that threatens to destroy our economy and our future. If you want to know how Washington can avert the coming crisis, read this important book.”
– Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe
“The Debt Bomb has the bold answers and insights the American people have been clamoring for. Dr. Coburn’s willingness to go big exposes the appalling lack of leadership in the White House and Congress. The Debt Bomb should be required reading for any American who wants to force our elected leaders to step up and join Dr. Coburn in addressing this urgent threat.”
– Larry Kudlow, Reagan administration economist and host of CNBC’s The Kudlow Report
“No one in Congress has done more to shift the debate from growing government to cutting spending than Tom Coburn. When others were silent, he courageously stood up to big spenders in both parties, exposed the wasteful earmarks like the Bridge to Nowhere, and called for an end to corporate welfare that undermines our free market economy. In The Debt Bomb, Tom outlines bold, decisive action to save our nation from fiscal collapse. It’s a privilege to fight alongside him to defend freedom.”
– Senator Jim DeMint
“It’s high time we had a ruthless and compassionate conversation about the American tax policy, Senator Coburn takes a big step in this book.”
– Dylan Ratigan, host of MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan Show
“Throughout his distinguished career, Senator Tom Coburn has been one of the most consistent advocates for fiscal sanity and responsibility in Washington. Based on unambiguous evidence and moral principle, The Debt Bomb not only articulates the dangerous consequences of our runaway spending, but also offers courageous, responsible, no-nonsense solutions for restoring America to prosperity. This is an important book at a critical time in our nation’s history.”
– Bill Bennett, former Secretary of Education under President Reagan and host of Morning in America
Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down with the incredible Senator Tom Coburn to talk about the enormous crisis facing the United States right now, what some of the solutions and steps are to begin to rectify the problem, what Americans should look for when electing a politician, his “Jack Welch” approach to keeping the talent pool productive in Congress, why I am a “Coburn Groupie”, what it means to be a “Citizen Politician”, and we even venture into the Oklahoma City/LA Lakers series. I am an ENORMOUS fan of Tom’s policies and views, and it was an absolute honor to sit and chat with him, and on top of being one of Congress’ great voices, he is an incredible communicator as you will see in this interview! Enjoy Kade Nation!
And here are some of Tom’s other most recent interviews about “The Debt Bomb”:
Watch Sen. Tom Coburn’ on ‘Debt Bomb’: Everybody Must Sacrifice on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.
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