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Leaders with Ginni Thomas: Sen. Tom Coburn

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      Ginni Thomas

      Virginia Thomas, 54, is a special correspondent for the Daily Caller producing videos of emerging leaders and educators in the public square. Her ear is to the ground outside the Washington Beltway as a social entrepreneur. Previously, she was the founder of (nonprofit for citizen activists), and has worked at The Heritage Foundation, Hillsdale College's Washington office, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the senior levels of the legislative and executive branches of government. She has maintained her midwestern authenticity after 30 years in Washington, D.C. and enjoys motor homing and the Nebraska Cornhuskers with her husband, Justice Clarence Thomas. Her degrees are: Business Communication & Political Science from Creighton University, and J.D. from Creighton Law School (Omaha, NE).

Sen. Tom Coburn is a fiscal crusader.

The Oklahoma Republican has suggested a smorgasbord of cuts across the federal government. Last July, he put forward a $9 trillion deficit reduction plan. He has also issued a readable book outlining 100 examples of government waste and a report on taxpayer subsidies of the rich and famous.

A medical doctor and a small businessman, Coburn was elected to the House in 1994. He left Congress after completing three terms in 2001, but in 2004 he was elected to the U.S. Senate. Coburn says he will not seek reelection in 2016.

The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas recently talked with Coburn about Senate dysfunction, the greatest threats to America, America’s fiscal crisis and much more.

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Your perspective on Washington’s political culture?

Is government compassionate?

How fast should Congress balance the budget to really address the fiscal crisis we have?

What gives you hope?

What can be done now to make it easier for Congress to cut government programs?

Beside the fiscal crisis, what is the biggest threat to our nation?

Is the Senate dysfunctional?

Did Americans intentionally vote for socialism and big government in 2008?

How is the Highway bill a symptom of the larger problem with Washington?

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