There is a commercial for the Postal Service in which an apathetic employee is questioned about spending more than he has to for shipping and he replies “It’s not my money and I really do not care”. Well, yesterday Senator Coburn appeared on Cavuto on the Fox News channel and while discussing waste, fraud, and abuse he was asked how and why is this happening on such a rampant scale and his opinion was it happens because “we have people who are spending not their own money, somebody elses and it’s not as important.”
The Senator then went on to once again explain the depth and severity of our debt crisis and the urgency required to reform entitlements saying, “Here’s the question. Is there anyone in America, who knows what our financial situation is, that thinks Medicare going to be the same five years from now as it is today? The answer is that it is a financial impossibility.”
Cavuto then questioned whether politicians will have the will to fix the problem or will they retreat in an effort to get re-elected and Coburn replied, “If that’s the case our country is toast”.
Finally the senator surmised that if we are to avoid a debt crisis we must act boldly and quickly, “The time for leadership is now”.