A friend who had lunch with Coborn had this to say:
He was invited to a small luncheon with Senator Coburn.
He estimates that the US has 89 trillion in unfunded debt...that will have to be passed on to our kids. This is about $500,000 per man, woman and child.
China could sell their US debt and send interest rates sky high with a dangerous falling dollar. US debt to China limits our foreign policy and our ability to deal with China.
The Senate health bill was not written by Senator Ted Kennedy. Kennedy has been absent from the Senate for three months. The bill was written by his "Marxist" aid.
Senator Coburn in committee got the committee to vote that members of Congress will use the same Public Health Plan that they pass. Senator Cris Dodd said: "I would be crazy to accept this for me and for my family". Coburn said his amendment will likely will removed by the Democratic leadership in the final Senate Bill.
The Senate Health Bill was not published by the Democratic leadership to avoid exposing the bill to public ridicule. The Bill will be published when Congress convenes.
The Senate has the votes to change the Senate rules and pass any health bill they like but it remains uncertain what they will do. Either they will pass no bill or they will pass a watered down bill and call it a "victory".
Most US Senators know very little about how the health care system works.
Democracies usually last only about 200 years someone said and then they then asked if it was too late for America?
Senator Coburn said America is a very special place and he thinks we can still turn America around. He is encouraged by all the recent interest of ordinary people in what is happening in Washington.