Coburn report reveals waste citizens against government waste. In 2012 coburn received a qualified admonishment for meeting with a lobbyist before the one year. Dec 17, 20 what do nasas green ninja, calm wives and military weapons in afghanistan have in common. Wastebook champion senator tom coburn retiring at end of. This type of response is expected and this report is intended to add to the ongoing larger debate. What is the total amount of government waste identified by sen. Coburn publishes wastebook 20 committee for a responsible.
The following is a script from senator tom coburn which aired on december 21, 2014, and was rebroadcast on august 23, 2015. Oct 24, 2014 those are the charges leveled in oklahoma sen. Tom coburns legacy citizens against government waste. Senator tom coburn released his annual list what he considers wasteful and low priority spending by the federal government. Tom coburn, seen on capitol hill in 20, has died at the age of 72. Senator tom coburn rok speaks to reporters on wastebook 20, his annual report on egregious federal spending. Senator tom coburn releases 20 wastebook in a press release tuesday, senator tom coburn rokla. Late last year, oklahoma republican senator tom coburn, m. Senator tom coburn rok spoke to reporters about wastebook 20, his annual report on egregious federal spending. Coburn offered more amendments than any of his colleagues. Coburn, who retired from the senate in 2015 amid complications with cancer.
Thomas allen coburn march 14, 1948 march 28, 2020 was an american politician and physician. Agencies beg to differ with entries in senators wastebook. Released in october, wastebook 2012 highlights 100 projects costing. Oklahoma senator tom coburn releases his annual wastebook. Senate from the state of oklahoma coburn served in the senate from 2005 to 2014 and in the u. The wastebook facebook page is a joint project of senator tom coburn and senator mark kirk to expose wasteful, duplicative and inefficient spending of.
By ian smith on december 17, 20 in agency news with 0 comments senator tom coburn rok has released his annual wastebook report, a compilation of what he believes to be some of the most egregious examples of wasteful spending at the federal level. In different forms, senators flake, lankford, paul, mccain, coats, and rep. Wastebook 20 senator coburn s list of govt boondoggles sen. Tom coburn released his annual wastebook on tuesday, outlining 100. Somebody please alert billionares warren buffett, ted turner, bill gates and tom steyer that higher taxes will not necessarily lead to a more efficient and effective federal government. Coburn publishes wastebook 2014 committee for a responsible. Republican senator tom coburn, of oklahoma, tallies government spending on a megablimp, a pizza printer, and more. Among the 50 examples of egregious federal spending uncovered in flakes latest report is a program that accepts peanuts for loan repayments, a computer that bingewatched the office, and a sequel to the shrimp on a treadmill study. A republican senators lonely mission to make the nfl pay. The three section i didnt agree with was the dod iron man suit, the dea museum and missile defense systems. Coburn and his wife, carolyn, a graduate of oklahoma state university and former miss oklahoma, were married in 1968 and have three children and five grandchildren. Coburn is retiring at the end of this year after a decade in the senate, meaning the 239page, meticulously footnoted volume he is releasing wednesday will be his final wastebook as senator. Tom coburn highlights ridiculous government spending in.
Senator tom coburn s r wastebook 20 report on outofcontrol government spending the office of senator tom coburn rokla. Wastebook 20 united states government us senate, senator tom coburn m. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Rok, ranking member of the homeland security and governmental affairs committee, today released his annual oversight report wastebook 20 highlighting 100 examples of wasteful and lowpriority spending. Coburn began releasing an annual report of the 100 examples of wasteful federal spending in 2010 with the inaugural wastebook, which continued until his retirement in 2014. Wastebook 20 us senate, united states government, coburn m. It documents extravagant federal government waste in a year. Dec 17, 20 before senators vote on final passage tomorrow, they should consider senator coburns rok wastebook 20, released just a few hours ago. The congressional watchdog said that one of the primary offenders for trashing federal money was the disastrous launch of the affordable care act website healthcare.
For years, senator tom coburn rok resisted the temptation to talk in broad generalities about wasteful government spending and has instead been willing to call out specific examples. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading wastebook 2014. This report proves that the federal government is a poor allocator of resources. His annual wastebook has regularly provided valuable information for. The case against stupid spending in covid19 crisis.
From defense equipment to the downright bizarre, the oklahoma senator highlights it all in his latest report. Coburn s father was an optician and founder of coburn optical industries, and a named donor to o. He said to cbs news nancy cordes in a recent interview, where was. Tom coburns annual wastebook, released wednesday oct. Tom coburn, a longtime deficit hawk, outlines his annual wastebook, which points a critical finger at billions of dollars in. The pro sports act proposed by the republican lawmaker would.
Senate 12112014 read twice and referred to the committee on finance. During his 17 years as a senator and representative, senator tom coburn rokla. While the senate debates the bipartisan budget plan, sen. Tom coburn s annual wastebook may make politicians on both sides of the aisle squirm with discomfort. This article was first published by the mcalvany intelligence advisor on friday, december 20th, 20 in his press release announcing the publication of his annual wastebook summarizing 100 examples of egregious, wasteful, and outrageous government spending, oklahoma senator tom coburn tried to make himself appear holier than thou by distancing himself from the rolling disaster in. Wastebook 20 by united states government us senate. Discount prices on books by senator tom coburn, including titles like smashing the dc monopoly. Senator john heinz award for greatest public service by an elected or appointed official, an award given out annually by the jefferson awards. Oct 22, 2014 tom coburn is going out with a bang with his final wastebook. His annual wastebook has regularly provided valuable information for taxpayers regarding the specific ways the federal government wastes money.
Coburn report reveals waste citizens against government. Today, senator tom coburn released a new report on government waste called wastebook 2011. Tom coburn s wastebook released on tuesday have weighed in. Tom coburn ap elizabeth harrington december 17, 20 8. He upheld his campaign pledge to serve no more than three consecutive terms and did not. Oct 22, 2014 senator s wastebook notes that getting rid of the practice of pork barrel spending is next to impossible.
Coburn releases annual wastebook highlighting most. This years edition of the annual wastebook from sen. Wastebook 2014 kindle edition by us senate, united states government, coburn m. Dec 21, 2010 coburn also goes after national science foundation nsf grants. In it, the retiring oklahoma senator laces into the national institutes of health for complaining about lack of ebola research. Russell have continued the practice of releasing wasteful spending reports.
Oklahoma senators annual wastebook cites video games. The nook book ebook of the wastebook 20 by united states government us senate, senator tom coburn m. Senator coburn targets pga tour in wastebook 20 this. Tom coburn, the republican from oklahoma, cites federal money for video games as a potential candidate for. Coburn as oklahomas junior senator, appears to be the closest to mirroring. Saturday january 28th, 2017 posted by craig eyermann at 10. Coburn was a senator from oklahoma and was a republican. Wastebook 20 senator coburns list of govt boondoggles.
Coburn s 20 wastebook features brothels, nasa and senate lifestyle training sen. The federal spending wastebook is outrageous in more ways. Tom coburn was always going to be a tough act to follow when it came to producing the colorful wastebook that he and his staff produced every year to document what they. Coburn held the news conference to release wastebook 20, his annual report of examples of wasteful and. Dec 21, 2010 senator tom coburn rok has put out a new study on government waste called wastebook 2010. Coburn releases government wastebook full of surprises. Senator tom coburn, a champion in the battle against government waste, fraud and abuse in washington, announced thursday he would be stepping down at the end of 2014. On tom coburn documenting wasteful government spending the. Senator tom coburn rok has released his annual wastebook report, a compilation of what he believes to be some of the most egregious examples of wasteful spending at the federal level.
What did sen coburn know about the edited benghazi email and how did he know it. Jun 25, 2014 coburn report slams va as broken system. Jan 10, 2017 this is flakes second edition of the wastebook series, started by retired sen. He said to cbs news nancy cordes in a recent interview, where was the adult in the room when this was going on. For years, senator tom coburn rok resisted the temptation to talk in broad generalities about wasteful government spending and has instead been willing. A republican, he was a united states representative and later a united states senator from oklahoma coburn was elected to the united states house of representatives in 1994 as part of the republican revolution. So coburn s report illustrates the success of the big government to which he himself is an occasional contributor. Each year, coburn and his staff pick out governmentfunded projects many science.
Coburn encourages senators to tighten their belts by giving up car and grooming perks. Tom coburn continues to constructing this list to be published in the future. Senator, oklahoma some of the projects listed within this report may indeed serve useful purposes or have merit and those associated with the projects may disagree that they are not national priorities. Coburn held the news conference to release wastebook 20, his annual report of examples of wasteful and lowpriority spending of the u. Dec 17, 20 so coburns report illustrates the success of the big government to which he himself is an occasional contributor. Senator tom coburn talked about this 20s wastebook, which highlights what he views as unnecessary or excessive spending across the federal government. Jan 14, 2014 senator tom coburn rok talked about his career, politics, and reasons for his early retirement from the senate at january 24, 2017 white house budget director confirmation hearing. Oct 22, 2014 year after year, senator tom coburn rok refuses to simply give lip service to wasteful government spending and has instead called out controversial government spending by name. Senator coburn has been a leader in looking for ways to cut unnecessary government spending including collaborating with thensenator obama on the coburnobama transparency act. Between 2011 and 2014, the annual publication was called the wastebook. Senator tom coburn books list of books by senator tom coburn. Wastebook 2014 kindle edition by us senate, united states.
Tom coburn archives page 2 of 4 washington free beacon. Representatives from at least two agencies portrayed unflatteringly in oklahoma republican sen. Mar 28, 2020 tom coburn march 14, 1948 march 28, 2020 was a republican member of the u. Tom coburn, author of wastebook, was fearless in fighting what he described as stupid spending. He was previously the representative for oklahomas 2 nd congressional district as a republican from 1995 to 2000. Tom coburn released his annual wastebook on tuesday, outlining 100 examples of what he. Senator tom coburns r wastebook 20 report on outof. Tom coburn targets welfare for the welloff in new report.1156 133 467 144 657 1381 347 230 1119 1511 1632 871 333 806 466 141 1090 1261 331 935 1564 1211 944 541 1127 912 891 1287 302 1150 1340 590 898 323 20 1216 318