Before the final body count has even come in (which currently stands at 51, with officials telling the medical examiner’s office to expect at least 40 more) a pathetic excuse for a human being, GOP Senator Tom Coburn, will apparently require offsets to spending before he votes in favor of disaster relief for the areas of Oklahoma devastated by tornadoes on Monday.
Yes, you’ve read that correctly. Even with 20 children confirmed dead, along with 31 others (as of 12:30 am CDT), and countless others with their lives destroyed, this sorry excuse for a human is already playing politics with the lives of Americans who are in desperate need of help.
When did this country become one that only helps its citizens when the “proper budget cuts” have been made?
When lives are lost, ruined and Americans need help because of a natural disaster—we help. PERIOD. I don’t give a crap how much it costs.
We don’t leave our citizens stranded, relying on the charity of others (which is always great, and more than anyone could ask for, but more is always needed), just because you want to push some kind of bullshit political agenda.
And this isn’t a new thing for this piece of crap Senator Coburn. Apparently, this is just his policy. Anytime there’s a disaster, he has pushed for offsets in spending to cover disaster relief. His most recent attempt to block disaster relief came last fall when he voted against funding for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Even after the Oklahoma City bombing he pushed for offsets in spending. I’ll say it again..
After a domestic terrorist blew up a federal building in Oklahoma City, killing hundreds, this man pushed for offsets in spending before he would support funding for the victims.
How the hell can anyone vote for someone like Tom Coburn?
After seeing the destruction and devastation that’s fallen upon Oklahoma tonight, anyone who would continue to support this guy should be ashamed of themselves.
Coburn epitomizes everything that Americans should strive not to be. When people are in desperate need of help, instead of putting politics aside to help people try to put their lives back together—they decide to try and score political points.
Which begs my question, “What kind of sick and sad human beings are you catering to when you score political points by playing politics with people lives?”
I’d encourage every one who reads this to contact Senator Tom Coburn and let him know exactly what you think of his pathetic attempt to play politics with disaster relief for Americans. You can also visit his Facebook page to let him know what you think.
I’m utterly ashamed to call this man an American, and anyone who supports this man should be ashamed of themselves.
Updated death toll as of 4:30 pm CDT 5/21, the medical examiner’s office has said that earlier reports were erroneous. The current death toll stands at 24 confirmed, including 9 children.
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