In today’s Washington Examiner, Philip Klein reports that even as “residents of his home state recover from the devastating tornado”,
Sen. Tom Coburn deserves credit for sticking with his position that all emergency aid spending should be offset.
“He’s always had the same position since the Oklahoma City bombing,” Coburn spokesman John Hart wrote in an email. “We should offset disaster aid by sacrificing less vital areas of the budget.”
Coburn, Klein reminds us, has, in the past, insisted that northeastern disaster relief should be offset by spending cuts elsewhere.
But by remaining consistent even when his own state has been at the receiving end of a brutal storm, Coburn gives more credibility to the limited government position.
Kudos, Senator. Would be nice if more elected officials followed your lead, reminding us that federal funds are limited and the government should prioritize its spending.
Just as do most Americans.