Former U.S. Senator Tom Coborn (R-OK) testified recently before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs.
We have “too much government” and “too intrusive a government,” according to Coborn….
ZeroHedge 4/29/2016 – Excerpts:
“America doesn’t trust you anymore. That’s the truth… and that’s not one party, that’s both,” raged former Senator Tom Coburn [who] pleaded with Congress to take action to reform government, quoting de Tocqueville, that an ever more centralized control reduces its citizenry “to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.”
Coburn said “too much government” and “too intrusive a government” is to blame for median family incomes being the same size as in 1988.
“And that doesn’t mean that they’re right all the time, but you’ve lost their confidence,” he said. “And that’s not one party, that’s both. And so when you have hundreds of billions of dollars that could be saved and aren’t, and they know it….
“The important thing is to restore the confidence in the country what you’re doing, and why you’re doing it and how you’re doing it,” Coburn said.
“The unfunded liabilities of this country, with its debt, is $142 trillion,” he said. “That’s $1 million per family, or that’s $1 million per taxpayer. Nobody knows what a trillion is but when you’re telling a young family with small kids, ‘Oh, by the way, here’s the debt burden that’s coming to you over the next 25 years, you better be prepared for it.’”
Coborn offered several stale ideas for “reform,” but he has not yet happened across the one powerful economic recovery plan that will solve America’s broad-ranging debt problems revitalize growth, and restore economic liberty.
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