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Tom Coburn Quotes

Im disappointed ... that the president has not done more to demand that Congress and other federal agencies make the same sacrifices millions of Americans are already making. There is no charity without sacrifice.
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Lesbianism is so rampant in some of the schools in southeast Oklahoma that they'll only let one girl go to the bathroom. Now think about it. Think about that issue. How is it that that's happened to us?

— Tom Coburn

The danger of what's happening right now in terms of using reconciliation is, the purpose of the Senate is going to be defeated. And that is to bring consensus to big issues in this country so that we have a reasoned and thoughtful approach and that the American public buys into it.

— Tom Coburn

We need real leadership, Democrat, Republican and independent to stand up and say, we have to live within our means.

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The Pentagon can't even audit its own books. It doesn't even know where its money is going. And we refuse to have the tough forces go on the Pentagon so that at least they are efficient with the money they're spending.

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The voting records of virtually every member of Congress reveal that the oath of office is more a ceremonial gesture than a sacred commitment.

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The real debate is we've had an activist court, and the American people don't want an activist court. And the real fear from those who might oppose Samuel Alito is that he'll bring the court back within a realm where the American people might want us to be with a Supreme Court; one that interprets the law, equal justice under the law, but not advancing without us advancing, the legislative body advancing, ahead of him.

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What makes this mentality dangerous is that when the team is held together by careerism and mindless partisanship, individual members are punished for thinking for themselves.

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People that had the guts to put their loyalty to the Constitution ahead of their loyalty to their political party were citizen legislators.

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Few things infuse a member of Congress with more courage than self-imposed term limits or an imminent retirement. The issues they choose to focus on in their final months say a great deal about what are really the most important issues in the country.

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I can't see the country electing another Bush, i love Jeb Bush - I think he's a nice guy. I just can't see it.

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You have to be courageous to not spend money, ... and we don't have many people who have that courage..

— Tom Coburn

I'm disappointed ... that the president has not done more to demand that Congress and other federal agencies make the same sacrifices millions of Americans are already making. There is no charity without sacrifice.

— Tom Coburn

Matter of fact, the interesting friendships are the ones that are divergent.

— Tom Coburn

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