Coburn Bashes Bipartisanship: We Agree With The 'Status Quo': by Caitlin MacNeal Talking Points Memo
"Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) on Sunday criticized the narrative that the recent budget deal was a complete bipartisan success since it did nothing to reduce the federal debt.
"The reason we're in trouble on deficits and debt is not because we didn't agree, but because we did," he said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "So the story coming out of Washington is we don't get along. I would dispute that. We get along just fine with the status quo of the government being ineffective and inefficient.""
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