Shut Up Tom Coburn
“It does nothing to address the real drivers of our debt. It eliminates no program, consolidates no duplicative programs, cuts no tax earmarks and reforms no entitlement program.”
--Lying bastard Tom Coburn, on why he voted against the debt ceiling
You, Tom Coburn, are a lying sack of shit. The “real drivers” of our current debt are Bush’s two tax cuts, Bush’s two wars, and the economic collapse that Bush and Wall Street fathered. And yet you, Tom Coburn, and the same Wall Street rating agencies that conspired with criminal investment bankers to sell CDO’s and credit default swaps as safe investments now want us to look past the real causes of the debt and your role in it, and instead savage Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security?
Entitlement programs are this decade’s challenges, and those challenges should be addressed by those with clean hands from the last decade's mess. Tom Coburn, Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor, Mike Pence, Mitch McConnell, and John Boehner among many others are culpable for most of the debt we face now because they willingly voted for the Bush tax cuts, the Bush wars on credit, and to undermine any regulation of Wall Street. So before we run off and let enablers like Coburn dictate anything at all about entitlement programs, shouldn’t we force them to atone for and fix their mess from the last decade?