Thursday, March 17, 2011

Coburn: “We Will Need Honesty to Solve Debt Problem”

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) over at

I voted to force the Senate to take up the Deficit Commission's recommendations along with Senators Kent Conrad (D., N.D.), Mike Crapo (R., Idaho) and Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) because we all looked at the same demographic problem and agreed Congress cannot keep kicking the can down the road.

Democrats are right that there are other areas of the budget that have a greater impact on the deficit. But if we can't talk honestly about Social Security, how will we ever deal with Medicare, which is facing a far more serious shortfall?

Check it out here.

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