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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (April 17, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159555467X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595554673
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #352,563 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Tom Coburn tells the truth, and tips over everyone's sacred cows." ---Al Simpson, former Senator --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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“The five loveliest words in the English language are those that begin the First Amendment: ‘Congress shall make no law . . .’ Notice the most underused word in contemporary Washington: ‘No.’ Fortunately, Tom Coburn uses it with gusto in attacking the crisis so well described in this book. He is a man with a plan, and the steely determination to implement it.” — George F. Will, nationally syndicated columnist


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To the ranks of skinflints like H.R. Gross of Iowa and Bill Proxmire of Wisconsin, we can now add Tom Coburn of Oklahoma.
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The Debt Bomb: A Bold Plan to Stop Washington from Bankrupting America By Tom Coburn is a must read for every American.
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80 of 89 people found the following review helpful By James Strock VINE VOICE on April 24, 2012
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One might well approach with caution any book that has a practicing politician as an author. Even where there is a co-author or ghost writer, the result can be overly cautious, even formulaic. Like so much else around an elected official, incessant time demands can prevent in-depth learning, prompting them to rely on longstanding views and facts that may well be out of date.

'The Debt Bomb' blasts straight through such concerns. Senator Tom Coburn is a rarity in today's high-level American politics. He's a true citizen legislator. He's much more a creature of his constituents than someone who is driven by a desire for passing fame in Washington, D.C. Apropos of the topic of debt, he's been prescient and principled.

It seems that each generation produces a select group of politicians who stand for fiscal rectitude, even to the point of eccentricity given the federal government's proclivity for ever greater spending of tax dollars. To the ranks of skinflints like H.R. Gross of Iowa and Bill Proxmire of Wisconsin, we can now add Tom Coburn of Oklahoma.

The difference is that today, to an unprecedented extent, public and private debt is the defining issue of our historical moment. Coburn's role is correspondingly significant.

A fundamental challenge is outlining the problem of debt so that people can understand it. In a representative democracy it's a necessary precondition for government action. Coburn and co-author John Hart accomplish this well. They lay out the historical context, they encapsulate the current conditions, and the illuminate the broader context of our national character and culture.

The book's subtitle is "a bold plan to stop Washington from bankrupting America.
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73 of 84 people found the following review helpful By Mark J. Meckler on April 17, 2012
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Sen. Coburn's book should add to the outrage that people already feel about the federal government. With a current approval rating of 6%, it's hard to believe people could have a lower opinion of Congress, but after reading this book, they will (especially the Senate in which Coburn sits). But it's not all doom and gloom. In the book Dr. Coburn writes a prescription for what ails the nation. The patient is on the verge of a severe cardiac event, but with immediate and long term treatment, the patient can be saved. All of us have a stake in the health of the nation, and we need to address its ills right now, before it's too late. Everyone should read the book, and take the good Doctor's advice very seriously.
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52 of 61 people found the following review helpful By John T. Morris on April 23, 2012
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Note to Mitt Romney: If you are really serious about fixing the economy and reducing the size of government, select Senator Coburn to be your running mate. His book puts a frightening spotlight on what's wrong with our Federal government and why 91% disapprove of Congress today. I cite just one excerpt: "The problem in Washington is not "gridlock" or an inability to agree. The problem is both parties have agreed to borrow and spend way beyond our means." Sen. Coburn, you're my man.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By physics lover VINE VOICE on May 6, 2012
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This is an excellent book by Dr. Coburn, who is a current Republican Senator from Oklahoma. He is not your typical Republican Senator; he is equally likely to criticize the Republican Party as harshly as he criticizes the Democratic Party. He may be the only Senator in Washington who does not care if he does not get re-elected. He is certainly the only Senator in Washington who is not in the pockets of the lobbyists for special interests. After reading the book, I got to admire him for his independence and his principles, but not necessarily for every one of his ideas and proposals.

I will separate the contents of the book into three, which I will name "what", "why", and "how".

1) The chapters on "What" describe the Debt problem we have in detail. Dr. Coburn is not the first one to expose this problem. But he is the first (and unfortunately the only) Senator who has seriously tried to work with other Senators to find a workable solution in a non-partisan way. Before reading this book, I was well aware of the Debt problem. Dr. Coburn basically added a lot more data and examples to my knowledge. It is well worth reading the book just for that alone.

2) The best (and to me the scariest) part of the book are those chapters and sections that describe "Why". Here, Dr. Coburn analyzes why we ended up having the Debt problem. His analysis concludes that the corruption and the inertia of the "career" politicians in Washington is the reason for the problem in the first place. This is nothing short of a true exposé of what goes on in Congress. We hear about this sort of stuff daily from all kinds of media, but this is the first time an insider tells us about some of the details of what goes on behind the closed doors.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A. K. Berg on May 3, 2012
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First off, I'm a card carrying liberal. So why the five stars? Because he is mostly correct about the debt crisis and is, from what I've observed, an intelligent, honest, reasonable man. Watch and listen to him on the Daily Show. The contrast with the Republican primary circus is glaring. They----all except for Huntsman----were posturing clowns, unfit for office. This guy, while I would disagree on much, is a serious man who puts country first.
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