Tom A. Coburn, a congressional maverick who kept his promise to serve three terms and then leave Washington, offers a candid look at the inner workings of Congress - why the system changes politicians instead of vice versa. Breach of Trust shows listeners, through shocking behind-the-scenes stories, why Washington resists the reform our country desperately needs and how they can make wise, informed decisions about current and future political issues and candidates.
Long before America's recent economic downturn, beltway politicians knew the U.S. was going bankrupt. Yet even after several so-called "change" elections, the government has continued its wasteful ways in the face of imminent danger. With passion and clarity, Coburn explains why Washington resists change so fiercely and offers controversial yet common-sense solutions to secure the nation's future. At a time when millions of Americans are speculating about what is broken in Washington, The Debt Bomb is a candid, thoughtful, nonpartisan exposé of the real problems inside our government.
"Good message; much rambling to get point across"
Breach of Trust shows listeners, through shocking behind-the-scenes stories, why Washington resists the reform our country desperately needs and how they can make wise, informed decisions about current and future political issues and candidates. This honest and critical look at "business as usual" in Congress reveals how and why elected representatives are quickly seduced into becoming career politicians who won't push for change. Along the way, Coburn offers listeners realistic ideas for how to make a difference.
We have long spoken of a dichotomy between the “establishment” wing of the Republican Party and its Tea Party-minded agitators. The unseating of former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by Tea Party darling Dave Brat in 2014 offered the establishment a painful lesson: agitators will only be ignored for so long.
"Bring Back Balanced Power to Washington: Tom Coburn" is from the December 28, 2016 Opinion section of USA Today. It was written by Tom Coburn and narrated by Mark Ashby.