Coburn proposes $9 trillion deficit cut measure

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    Finally, a real, serious proposal to the debt problem. Of course, it will be DOA because there are too many cuts for the Democrats and too many tax increases for the Republicans, but it's the only proposal I've seen to date that actually addresses the hard choices that the bulk of Congress is too cowardly to make.

    Bear in mind, Tom Coburn is one of the most conservative members of the U.S. Senate, but I have no doubt he'll be branded a RINO now.
     
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    $1 trillion in tax increases? $1 trillion in cuts for the Pentagon? His proposal is dead in the House even before arrival.
     
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    He is the only guy in DC who gets that Medicare and SS need to be saved.
     
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    I give Coburn credit. He's at least offering realistic cuts. With a $14-16 Trillion Debt,you need real substantial cuts. $3 or $4 Trillion over ten years in cuts is not nearly enough. So kudos to Coburn for at least trying. They wont listen though. It's sad.
     
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    I have rarely heard an incumbent issue such a heartfelt plea for a primary.
     
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    Not by me.
    I think you are dead on. It starts to do something you can't do in Washington..........Solve a problem.

    Thanks to Mr Coburn
     
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    Btw DTMB, I like your avatar but your sig lags the fuck outa me...
     
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    Great plan. Too bad there won't be any takers.
     
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    Don't like the student aid cuts. Doesn't sound that bad otherwise.
     

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