We are sorry to see Senator Coburn go. And for this site to say that about a politician is pretty rare. Coburn did what he could to bring attention to a bloated Washington DC.
Was he perfect? No. But he definitely was a friend of the taxpayer as is exhibited in the below report. He calls Boehner out by name and explains that the House Speaker lied to the American public about the amount of spending in the recent continuing resolution.
But it’s built in John Boehner’s district and the defense contractors are generous in their contributions to other members of Congress, so the outdated tank lives – on your dime.
” I was born in a welfare state
Ruled by bureaucracy
Controlled by civil servants
And people dressed in grey
Got no privacy, got no liberty
Cos the twentieth century people
Took it all away from me.”
- The Kinks
“(The Tea Party) ought to go after every incumbent Republican who voted for this abomination.”
The battle for the heart of the GOP is on. The establishment Republican Party is not concerned with liberty, it is concerned with power. As freedom and dignity ebb away, day by day, month by month, for the average person, the GOP leadership cruises along muttering under its breath about the Tea Party. The turd in the punch bowl. The party poopers. The guys and gals who actually want to reverse the growth of government. Don’t the small government people know that there is no money in taking favors away from donors.
Peter Schweizer is a thorn in the establishment’s side.
Now this is what the Air Force should be used for. Charter flights for members of Congress to fly down to Florida for a funeral.
Why are so many bills introduced in Congress if only 5% will ever become law? One of the reasons is that these floating bits of legislation can be used to compel companies to give money to politicians.
A great story. Ron Paul parked his little fuel sipping car next to Tip Oneil’s giant Lincoln during the fuel shortages of the 1970s, put the photo in his newsletter, and incurred the wrath of Congressional leadership.
He talks about the shutdown too.