Tom Coburn quotes

  • The vast amount of waste and sheer stupidity in government - from the Pentagon to the Food and Drug Administration - could fill committee agendas for years.
    -- Tom Coburn

    #Stupid #Years #Government

  • My relationship with Barack Obama isn't based on my political philosophy or his.
    -- Tom Coburn

    #Philosophy #Political #Barack

  • Matter of fact, the interesting friendships are the ones that are divergent.
    -- Tom Coburn

    #Interesting #Matter #Facts

  • I'm proud of our country that we elected Barack Obama. I mean, it says something about us nationally. You know, it's kind of like crowning your checker when you get to the end of your checker board. Here's another thing that says America's special: Barack Obama, president of the United States.
    -- Tom Coburn

    #Country #Mean #America

  • One poll showed that Americans have a higher opinion of witches, the IRS and hemorrhoids than Congress
    -- Tom Coburn

    #Irs #Hemorrhoids #Opinion

  • You deliver 2,000 babies or better - 3,000 by that time. And that's, you know, at minimum, three people each. And then if you take grandparents or grandparents of siblings and aunts and uncles, you know, you get - a 100,000 votes outta that
    -- Tom Coburn

    #Baby #Uncles #Sibling

  • We're gonna put $456 million to go to an island of 50 people? You know...The bridge to nowhere. And this is right after Katrina happened. And so I offer an amendment to take that money from Alaska and repair the stuff in Louisiana.
    -- Tom Coburn

    #Islands #Bridges #Alaska

  • Everybody is gonna die from something. And so the deal is how to use each day to move things forward for both you and the people you love and the country you love.
    -- Tom Coburn

    #Country #Moving #People

  • 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

    #Girl #School #Thinking

  • Social Security and Medicare represent promises made and we must keep these commitments.
    -- Tom Coburn

    #Commitment #Promise #Social

  • And I thought I would just share with you what science says today about silicone breast implants. If you have them, you're healthier than if you don't. In fact, there's no science that shows that silicone breast implants are detrimental and, in fact, they make you healthier.
    -- Tom Coburn

    #Today #Facts #Share

  • The problem that faces our country today, the last 30 years we have lived off the future, and the bill is coming due. So there cannot be anything that is not put on the table. There will not be one American that will not be called to sacrifice. Those that are more well-to-do will be called to sacrifice to a greater extent.
    -- Tom Coburn

    #Country #Sacrifice #Years

  • My heart aches for less divisiveness, less polarization Less mindless partisanship, which at times sounds almost hateful to the ear of Americans. How we conduct ourselves and how we treat you, Judge Roberts, can be a great start toward reconciliation in our country.
    -- Tom Coburn

    #Country #Heart #Judging

  • A super-legislator body is not what the court was intended to be, When I ponder our country and its greatness, its weakness, its potential, my heart aches for less divisiveness, less polarization, less finger-pointing, less bitterness, less mindless partisanship.
    -- Tom Coburn

    #Country #Heart #Greatness

  • Charity requires sacrifice, and members of Congress could set a good example of charity by giving up their pay increase.
    -- Tom Coburn

    #Giving Up #Sacrifice #Charity

  • 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

    #Sacrifice #Agency #President

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

    #Courage #People #Courageous

  • It is inexcusable for the White House and Congress to not even make the effort to find at least some offsets to this new spending, ... No one in America believes the federal government is operating at peak efficiency and can't tighten its belt.
    -- Tom Coburn

    #Believe #Government #White

  • The earmark favor factory needs to be boarded up and demolished, not turned over to new management that may or may not have a better eye for earmarks with 'merit.'
    -- Tom Coburn

    #Eye #Favors #May

  • There will be no insurance industry left in three years.
    -- Tom Coburn

    #Years #Care #Three

  • Welfare reform happened with reconciliation; half the Democrats voted for it. The Bush tax cuts happened with reconciliation; twelve Democratic Senators voted for it. You didn't have a real partisan issue on those times that it was used
    -- Tom Coburn

    #Real #Cutting #Issues

  • I believe keeping our promises should be our highest priority and that means saving Social Security and Medicare while preserving the American dream for our children and grandchildren.
    -- Tom Coburn

    #Dream #Children #Believe

  • 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

    #Country #Thoughtful #Issues

  • You're going to die sooner.
    -- Tom Coburn

    #Care #Health Care

  • An easily accessible and transparent database of contract information will bring sunshine into the confusing and sometimes shadowy practice of government contracting.
    -- Tom Coburn

    #Sunshine #Government #Practice

  • The gay community has infiltrated the very centers of power in every area across this country, and they wield extreme power… That agenda is the greatest threat to our freedom that we face today. Why do you think we see the rationalization for abortion and multiple sexual partners? That's a gay agenda.
    -- Tom Coburn

    #Country #Gay #Thinking

  • The American people will be appalled to learn the health care bill exempts (congressional) leadership and committee staff.
    -- Tom Coburn

    #People #Care #Bills

  • Everybody in America is going to have to sacrifice to help us rebuild the Gulf Coast. Every government program, every individual, we are all going to have to sacrifice
    -- Tom Coburn

    #Sacrifice #Government #America

  • Republicans should simply focus on first principles and give the American people what they want - an honest party dedicated to common sense, fiscal responsibility and limited government. If we govern to save the country, we'll do well as a party
    -- Tom Coburn

    #Country #Party #Responsibility

  • I believe all life has value, from conception to natural death. And I believe the intentional taking of human life, except to save lives, should be a capital offense, as it is in most states in America today
    -- Tom Coburn

    #Believe #America #Today

  • Tactics and strategies ought to be based on what the real world is, and we do not have the political power to do this. We're not about to shut the government down over the fact that we cannot, only controlling one house of Congress, tell the president that we're not going to fund any portion of [Obamacare]. Because we can't do that.
    -- Tom Coburn

    #Leadership #Money #Real

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