Enough is enough


Published Mar 17, 2013 at 05:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

It is so refreshing to have a U.S. senator stand up and be counted in asking the tough questions and fighting to reduce our national debt. The book entitled “The Debt Bomb,” written by U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, of Oklahoma, along with John Hart, really tells all regarding the careerism of our politicians and politics behind the scenes in our nation’s capital that has fostered our growing debt.

Coburn not only tells the problem in the first six chapters but provides solutions in the remainder of the book. It is very well documented with footnotes and appendices, and written with a nonpartisan approach, and details what our House and Senate representatives have done for a number of decades to grow the debt through earmarks and pet projects. Coburn voluntarily served in the House for just two terms and now the Senate for two terms, which expires in 2016. As a physician and a three-time cancer survivor, he understands health care issues, being on the front lines and serving many, many patients.

The senator is highly concerned about the future of our children and grandchildren if we as a nation cannot resolve our debt. It is time that “We the People” stand up and hold our representatives accountable to reduce our nation’s debt. I am sure a number of you folks out there have to live within a budget and revise it when more taxes (local, state and federal) are imposed on us. Enough is enough!

Wayne Holland

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