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    Re: Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion in 'Unnecessary' Spe

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Coburn is wasting money with his "study" so that he can get some media attention.
    Its a waste to bring attention government waste and what exactly is that waste is to the voters?
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    Re: Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion in 'Unnecessary' Spe

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Even if that's true - which is a silly thing to say, since everyone's got a different idea of what's wasteful - it still doesn't solve our budget problems. Trying to make it all about "waste" is a copout. It's a matter of making really tough choices. Cutting "waste" is easy.
    And yet nobody will do it. If you are willing to excuse them from doing the easy, can you really expect much from them concerning the hard?

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    Re: Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion in 'Unnecessary' Spe

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Its a waste to bring attention government waste and what exactly is that waste is to the voters?
    Too bad that isn't what Coburn did. Instead, he used taxpayer dollars to promote his own career, which is itself a waste.

    What a hyprocrit he is
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion in 'Unnecessary' Spe

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    And yet nobody will do it. If you are willing to excuse them from doing the easy, can you really expect much from them concerning the hard?
    Not excusing them at all.

    Just saying don't do the easy part and then pretend you did the hard part.
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    Re: Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion in 'Unnecessary' Spe

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Too bad that isn't what Coburn did. Instead, he used taxpayer dollars to promote his own career, which is itself a waste.

    What a hyprocrit he is
    He used tax payer dollars to find blatant government waste and what exactly that waste is.That is not a waste of tax payer dollars nor does it make him a hypocrite. A spot light should be shown on government waste regardless if that politician has a D or R next to his name. You should not engage in lib-tard partisan hackery.
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    Re: Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion in 'Unnecessary' Spe

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    He used tax payer dollars to find blatant government waste and what exactly that waste is.That is not a waste of tax payer dollars nor does it make him a hypocrite. A spot light should be shown on government waste regardless if that politician has a D or R next to his name. You should not engage in lib-tard partisan hackery.
    No, he wasted taxpayer money to promote his own career. He is a hypocrit
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion in 'Unnecessary' Spe

    Washington wasting money it does not have to begin with!

    I'am shocked, positively shocked.

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    Re: Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion in 'Unnecessary' Spe

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    No, he wasted taxpayer money to promote his own career. He is a hypocrit
    How did making a study to show exactly what money is being wasted on promoting his career and make him a hypocrite?
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion in 'Unnecessary' Spe

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Personally I think this is just the tip of the iceberg. I am sure someone will say oh this is just chump change compared to what the government usually spends money on. 6.5 billion dollars is not ****en chump it is 6.4 billion dollars that was unnecessarily taken from American people, it was 6.5 billion that could have been spent on something actually necessary.


    Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion In 'Unnecessary' Spending | Fox News
    Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn on Tuesday released his annual "Wastebook" highlighting what he's labeled some of the government's most wasteful spending items, including $113,000 for a video game preservation center and $765,000 to subsidize "pancakes for yuppies" in Washington.
    Coburn, a Republican who is known around Washington as "Dr. No" for his opposition to excess spending, said in a press release Tuesday that his "Wastebook 2011" details the "most egregious ways your taxpayer dollars were wasted" -- items he claims total more than $6.5 billion in "unnecessary" spending.
    whats wrong with a video game preservation center. There are lot of historically important video games? Besides that there is other worthy spending like turining old building in to new places. That creates jobs.
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    Re: Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion in 'Unnecessary' Spe

    Quote Originally Posted by matsuiny2004 View Post
    whats wrong with a video game preservation center. There are lot of historically important video games? Besides that there is other worthy spending like turining old building in to new places. That creates jobs.
    There is nothing wrong with it. It's just not something the government has any business doing.

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