What's the Coburn Amendment you ask? That's an attempt by Senator Tom Coburn to cut some of the pork projects from the Federal Budget. Mark Tapscott has the transcript of an interview between Jeff Rabbin and Senator Coburn. That plus some of the other info provided by Tapscott is an interesting insight into the money grubbing minds of many of our Senators. I noticed that not one of my former state Senators voted for the amendment (that would Coleman and Dayton) nor did any of my current state Senators vote for the amendment (Frist and Alexander). Then of course there's John Thune who so many worked to help a "conservative" get elected in South Dakota, Thune also voted down the amendment.
From Tapscott the list of 15 who voted to cut pork in the budget to be used for Hurricane Katrina funding:
Allard (R-CO)Allen (R-VA)Bayh (D-IN)Burr (R-NC)Coburn (R-OK) Conrad (D-ND)DeMint (R-SC)DeWine (R-OH)Feingold (D-WI)Graham (R-SC) Kyl (R-AZ)Landrieu (D-LA)Sessions (R-AL)Sununu (R-NH)Vitter (R-LA)
I think voters should remember these few (except of course for Mary Landrieu of LA since it's her own self interest to up the anty for LA funding).
Is Tom Coburn Tough Enough?