-RealClearPolitics - Voting Against Government-Run Health Care
Senator Tom Coburn: "This vote is indeed historic. This Congress will be remembered for its arrogance, corruption and stupidity. In the year of 2009, a Congress ignored the coming economic storm and impending bandruptcy of our entitlement programs and embarked on an ideological crusade to bring our nation as close to single-payer, government-run health care as possible. If this bill becomes law, future generations will rue this day and I will do everything in my power to work toward its repeal. THIS BILL WILL RATION CARE, CUT MEDICARE, INCREASE PREMIUMS, FUND ABORTION AND BURY OUR CHILDREN IN DEBT."
"This process was not compromise. This process was corruption...."