In a nation whose debt has outgrown the size of its entire economy, the greatest threat comes not from any foreign force but from Washington politicians who refuse to relinquish the intoxicating power to borrow and spend. U.S. Senator Tom Coburn reveals the fascinating, maddening story of how we got to this point of fiscal crisis – and how we can escape.
Even after several so-called “change” elections, the government has continued its wasteful ways in the face of imminent danger. In The Debt Bomb, Senator Coburn challenges the conventional wisdom that blames lobbyists, gridlock, and obstructionism, and places the responsibility squarely where it belongs: on members of Congress in both parties who won’t let go of the perks of power to serve the true interests of the nation – unless enough citizens take bold steps to demand action.
Today, our nation stands on the precipice of financial ruin, a disaster far more dangerous to our safety than any terrorist threats we face. Senator Coburn believes that the United States can continue as a beacon of opportunity for future generations – but how we act today will determine whether we deliver the nation to our children and grandchildren fully alive, on life support, or without a pulse.
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The Honorable Tom A. Coburn, M.D. (R-OK)
Member, United States Senate