Tom Coburn Quotes

Tom Coburn Quotes: The career politicians in Washington had transformed a government
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Tom Coburn Quote: It is easy to see how after receiving this adoration for a term or two most members become convinced they are indispensable.
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Quotes about Tom Coburn: People that had the guts to put their loyalty to the Constitution ahead of their loyalty to their political party were citizen legislators.
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Quote about Tom Coburn: The founding fathers never once rationalized getting in power and having control so they could stay in power.
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Tom Coburn Sayings: The voting records of virtually every member of Congress reveal that the oath of office is more a ceremonial gesture than a sacred commitment.
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Tom Coburn Saying: The longer a politician bears power, the more he is controlled by that power.
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Sayings about Tom Coburn: Career politicians do not have the courage to prioritize spending and say no to demanding special interest groups who do not reflect the best interests of the country.
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Saying about Tom Coburn: When I came to Washington, I was troubled to observe so many similarities between the behaviors of drug-addicted patients and my political colleagues. In Washington power is like morphine.
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Tom Coburn Quotes: Charity requires sacrifice, and members of Congress could set a good example of charity by giving up their pay increase.
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Tom Coburn Quote: What makes this mentality dangerous is that when the team is held together by careerism and mindless partisanship, individual members are punished for thinking for themselves.
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Quotes about Tom Coburn: I'm proud of our country that we elected Barack Obama. I mean, it says something about us nationally. You know, it's kind of like crowning your checker when you get to the end of your checker board. Here's another thing that says America's special: Barack Obama, president of the United States.
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Quote about Tom Coburn: The traits in career politicians the public detests most are produced when ego triumphs over principle.
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Tom Coburn Sayings: Careerism in Washington
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Tom Coburn Saying: We can achieve much greater representation through term-limited members.
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Sayings about Tom Coburn: I still believe that term limits is the best way to ensure that the next generation, not the next election, is the central concern in our elected bodies.
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Saying about Tom Coburn: Few things infuse a member of Congress with more courage than self-imposed term limits or an imminent retirement. The issues they choose to focus on in their final months say a great deal about what are really the most important issues in the country.
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Tom Coburn Quotes: Careerism: the self-centered philosophy of governing to win the next election above all else.
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Tom Coburn Quote: I would like to believe I would not have behaved differently had I not made a term limits pledge, but my own frailties and human desire for prestige and position tell me my term limits pledge did make a difference in how I approached my job in Congress.
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