Tom Coburn Wants to Eliminate 80,000 Jobs
Senator Tom Coburn (R—Cocksucker) is about to eliminate 80,000 jobs. How? By blocking a transportation bill that’s already been approved by the GOP-controlled House. The bill provides funding for the Federal Aviation Administration and various highway projects. The bill needs to be on President Obama’s desk by tomorrow.
Coburn is threatening to keep blocking the bill until after tomorrow’s deadline, thereby throwing 80,000 Americans out of work.
Coburn’s “reason” for blocking the bill: the bill includes funding for bike paths and trees along roadways.
And that’s not all. Coburn is also holding up a bill that provides funding for FEMA. This bill is necessary, obviously, to get aid to thousands of disaster victims. And on top of that, the FEMA bill needs to be voted on by the Senate BEFORE the Senate can vote on the FAA bill that Coburn is also blocking.
What should happen to Tom Coburn? For some reason I keep flashing back to the ending of Straw Dogs (the original, since I haven’t seen the new version yet). Any other ideas?