April 04, 2009
The Wounds of a Friend
"I believe President Obama has proposed the most significant shift toward collectivism and away from capitalism in the history of our republic," Sen. Tom Coburn wrote in a recent column. "I believe his budget aspires to not merely promote economic recovery but to lay the groundwork for sweeping expansions of government authority in areas like health care, energy and even daily commerce. If handled poorly, I'm concerned this budget could turn our government into the world's largest health care provider, mortgage bank or car dealership, among other things."