7/19/2011

The 'Gang of Six' Is Back, & They Want $1 Trillion!

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Coburn and Obama
Posted by Brian
The 'Gang of Six', led by Senator Tom Coburn, is in the process of screwing the taxpayers and GOP once again.  Coburn, who is quick to point out his conservative bonafides, has been less so since the election of Barack Obama.  It makes you wonder what Obama has on him, or maybe worse, what he has offered him.  The bottom line is that he has become part of the Beltway elite, caught up in the D.C. machinery, and is a shadow of his previous constitutionally-grounded self.  His sudden newfound friendship with Barack Obama in 2009 has had a profound effect on him, as he has at times been an apologist for the President, and it appears is carrying the water for Obama in this deal. Obama is not happy about this deal because the Republicans are getting a good deal out of this. Et tu, Tom?
Here are just a few of the stories over the last few years regarding Tom Coburn and President Obama:
Senator Coburn Defends Obama Against GOP Attacks
U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, Barack Obama form unlikely friendship
Obama, Coburn: Odd Bedfellows in the Hunt for Bipartisanship
Why Obama's friends with Coburn
Obama Thrown a Debt Ceiling Life Preserver by…Tom Coburn

Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, Tom Coburn says that this his last term, so we won't get the chance to "Primary" his butt. Do remember whatever Republicans jump ship and lets clean house of both Democrats and the multitude of RINO's who are still taking this country down.


Huge deficit-cutting bill sails through GOP House

 Huge deficit-cutting bill races through Republican House; bipartisan effort picks up support

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defying a veto threat, the Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday night to slice federal spending by $6 trillion and require a constitutional balanced budget amendment to be sent to the states in exchange for averting a threatened Aug. 2 government default.


The 234-190 vote marked the power of deeply conservative first-term Republicans, and it stood in contrast to calls at the White House and in the Senate for a late stab at bipartisanship to solve the nation's looming debt crisis.

President Barack Obama and a startling number of Republican senators lauded a deficit-reduction plan put forward earlier in the day by a bipartisan "Gang of Six" lawmakers that calls for $1 trillion in what sponsors delicately called "additional revenue" and some critics swiftly labeled as higher taxes.
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