Coburn: Deficit spending is bigger moral issue than abortion

From The Hill 

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said Congress’s deficit spending has become a moral issue surpassing abortion because it saddles future generations with massive debt before they’re born.

“The greatest moral issue of our time isn’t abortion, it’s robbing our next generation of opportunity,” Coburn told reporters at a breakfast meeting Thursday at the National Press Club. “You’re going to save a child from being aborted so they can be born into a debtor’s prison?”

The conservative Republican also criticized his own party, saying voters bounced the GOP from office for their hypocrisy. “It’s not a bad thing power changed last year,” said Coburn, who also criticized President Bush for not doing enough to curb spending.

“He hasn’t been the ideal president when it comes to limited federal spending,” Coburn said.

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One Response to Coburn: Deficit spending is bigger moral issue than abortion

  1. Brent says:

    Now, why is it that Republicans want fiscal responsibility and don’t want to pass debt on to our children even though their icon, Ronald Reagan, was cheered when he said that he was running up the debt and that our children and grandchildren would have to deal with it.

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