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U.S. Senator Tom Coburn

Written by Dick Pryor on Thursday January 12, 2012

The Sheet

January 15, 2012

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Although nobody asked my opinion on the matter, had I been selecting an "Oklahoman of the Year" for 2011, it would have been U.S. Senator Tom Coburn. Dr. Coburn was everywhere, it seems, whenever discussions moved to the federal budget deficit and gridlock in Washington. He was one of the leading "go-to" guys on news programs and political talk shows, and as a member of the so-called "Gang of Six," his opinion carried special weight.

This week on Oklahoma Forum, Dr. Coburn is our only guest for the entire program, and we touch on the budget, the deficit, military spending, the mess that is Washington, D.C., and what he considers to be a major, new constitutional crisis, the recess appointment of Richard Cordray to lead the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Senator Coburn maintains his friendship with President Obama, although he told me he disagrees with his former Senate colleague about 99% of the time. His, however, very concerned about the legitimacy of the Cordray appointment. So, be sure to watch as I talk to Senator Tom Coburn, Sunday at 12:30 pm.

Thanks for reading.

Until next time,

Dick


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