Friday, April 15, 2005

Sen. Tom Coburn plans lesson for Senate on fiscal restraint

This from an e-mail message from the Club for Growth's Pat Toomey:
Since income taxes are due today, we thought you could use some cheerful news on an otherwise awful day.

First, the House voted earlier this week to permanently repeal the dreaded Death Tax. With the gains made in the Senate last year, we've now got our best chance ever to pass this bill through the upper chamber so President Bush can finally sign it into law. Stay tuned...

Second, it appears the Senate may soon get a lesson from freshman Senator Tom Coburn on fiscal restraint (Coburn was elected last year with outstanding Club for Growth member support of over $1 million in donations).

In the days ahead, a large emergency military spending bill will be debated on in the Senate. Since this is a must-pass bill, many spendthrift senators are licking their chops at the opportunity to stuff it with egregious pork. Dr. Coburn is going to rightfully make a stink about this reckless behavior. As reported in Congress Daily, "Coburn said Monday to expect 'lots of fun' on the [Senate] floor..."

We can hardly wait...
I don't know much about Sen. Coburn, but I sure like his thinking on this issue.