Saturday, April 16, 2011

Preview Of Things To Come? Obama vs Coburn

The Oklahoman's Chris Casteel reports from Washington today that President Obama and Senator Tom Coburn have gone head-to-head over the federal budget deficit and the contrast is clear.

There are those who'd like to see Coburn and Obama on the same subject in a presidential debate next year.

Casteel's story:

"President Barack Obama and Sen. Tom Coburn, good friends who rarely agree on policy matters, gave dueling perspectives on deficit reduction Saturday, after a work week in Washington that focused intensely on the nation's debt.

In his weekly address, the Democratic president repeated the themes of his fiscal policy speech Wednesday, saying that a balanced budget would require a balance of spending cuts and tax hikes.

Coburn, R-Muskogee, countered in the Republican response that Obama has failed to put a serious deficit plan on the table.

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