Archive for the 'Spending' Category

Sen. Trainwreck Is At It Again

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Sen. Tom Coburn (Porkbuster-OK) offered an amendment aimed at ending no-bid contracts in the defense authorization bill.  For a great example of just how corrupt the defense authorization process has gotten, this is worth the read.  The amendment, sure to anger senior Republicans and Democrats alike, would open defense contracts and likely save the government […]

Coburn to Colleagues: Here Are the Groundrules

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

H/T: Langley: Sen. Trainwreck is at it again.  Yesterday he sent out a Dear Colleague letter explaining to his fellow Senators that he would object to the consideration of spending bills that do not fit certain basic criteria.  For example, he will object when bills duplicate projects already in existence without defunding such projects.  Sen. […]