04 Feb 2009 Well Said, Tom Coburn
From Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), on the stimulus plan:
We got into this mess by spending and investing money that didn’t exist. We won’t get out of this mess by doing more of the same.
Dr. Coburn also said:
…the American people will be nauseated by the numerous and shameless special interest projects that have been slipped into this bill in spite of President Obama’s call to keep this bill free of earmarks. Including a $246 million earmark to bailout Hollywood when Hollywood just enjoyed its biggest January ever is insulting to the millions of American families who are struggling to make ends meet. This bill also contains the biggest earmark in history – a $2 billion handout to the not-ready-for-prime-time ‘FutureGen’ near-zero-emission power plant in Matoon, Illinois that has been called ‘prohibitively expensive’ by the Washington Post and is not supported by scientists at MIT…”
There’s a lot more. Read it all here.
Hat tip: Michelle Malkin