Sen. Coburn Wins a Big One for Pork-Busters

Excerpt:  Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid attempted to bring up for a vote what was being referred to as the "Tomnibus" bill -- an omnibus spending bill comprised of 35 separate bills that were being blocked by Republican Senator Tom Coburn. "Blocked" is actually a poor word to use; Coburn was objecting to the quick voice-vote passage of these spending bills, largely filled with pork-barrel projects, without a debate -- and without containing within the legislation some sort of process to gauge the effectiveness of these new spending programs at a time of growing deficits.Read More