Tom Coburn

Type: Person
Name: Tom Coburn
Title: Senator
Organization: Oklahoma
Date of Birth: 14/03/1948
Place of Birth: Casper, Wyoming
Nationality: United States
Fact Sheet: Biography for Tom Coburn
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Outrage! EPA Pays Over $1.5M for Storing Old Paper

The federal agency tasked with protecting the environment and promoting a “go green” initiative doesn’t always follow its own advice.Earlier this year, federal auditors flagged the EPA’s National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP) for ... [Published The Fiscal Times - 1 hour ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 2 reports

Foreign aid inspector accused of keeping audits negative-free

After the fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in 2011, the U.S. Agency for International Development hired several nongovernmental organizations to set up pro-democracy programs in Egypt - even though they were not registered to work in the coun ... [Published Idaho Statesman - 5 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 2 reports

Congressional Report Blasts Government Money Spent on Massages for Rabbits, Other Waste

Many projects were mothballed or abandoned (Photo by Sean Gallup/)Every year, Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn (R)  releases the “ Wastebook ” Report, a detailed look at useless, frivolous and ridiculous government spending.This year, the Wastebook contains ... [Published News Talk 870 AM KFLD - 11 hours ago]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 46 reports

He’ll be missed

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., is leaving public office after this year. . He’s long been a leading voice against government waste. But he doesn’t just talk about waste. He actually tries to do something about it. His annual “Wastebook” has been required reading ... [Published Waterbury Republican American - 10 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Gadsden's splash pad and Army's video game: Alabama lands 5 items on list of dubious federal spending

Consider it a list of dishonor.Each year, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, The 100-entry long list has some mind-boggling numbers:The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes of Health's Swedish massages for rabbits ... [Published al.com - 16 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 2 reports

News That Isn't News: Government Spends Money on Lots of Stupid Shit

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) has published his fifth installment of Wastebook , an annual tragicomic testimony to the power ofdiffused costs and concentrated benefits. The catalog of 100asinine government expenditures is wholesome fun for the wholefiscally ... [Published REASON Online - 16 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

Wednesday federal headlines - October 22, 2014

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 10:03am EDTThe Federal Headlines is a daily compilation of the stories you hear discussedon the Federal Drive and In Depth radio shows each day. Ourheadlines are updated twice per day — once in the morning and once in theafternoon ... [Published Federal News Radio 1500 AM - 20 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 2 reports

Washington’s Worst Waste: $25B for Political Perks

Oct. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Senator Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican, has released his 2014 Wastebook chronicling the worst examples of wasted taxpayer money in Washington. Bloomberg’s Yang Yang breaks down the entries on “In The Loop.”Outspoken.I get the ... [Published Bloomberg - 22 hours ago]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Gambling Monkeys, Watching Grass Grow, Zombie in Love-->Tom Coburn Releases 2014 Govt. Waste Book (Embedded)

/style> Do you remember all those Democratic chargers that GOP budget cuts killed any chance of an Ebola vaccine? The NIH was spending money on other priorities such as Swedish massages for rabbits ($387K) , study whether moms love their dogs as ... [Published YID With LID - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

11 Bizarre Ways The U.S. Government Spent Money In 2014

WASHINGTON — Sen. Tom Coburn released the fifth, and last, installment of his annual “Wastebook” on Tuesday, detailing 100 ways he says the federal government threw away $25 billion, ranging from subsidies for Bruce Lee plays to porn.Coburn is set to ... [Published BuzzFeed - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 2 reports

Sen. Tom Carper: Lawmakers to Debate DHS’ Security Role in FISMA Reform Push

Sen. Tom CarperSen. Tom Carper  (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, says his collaboration with ranking member Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) has helped bolster their push for cybersecurity policy reforms, ... [Published Executive Gov - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 2 reports

Feds pay thousands of workers to stay home on 'administrative leave': study

Taxpayers paid the salaries of tens of thousands of federal employees who were put on paid administrative leave for misconduct but weren’t fired from their jobs, according to an audit this week that suggests agencies aren’t doing a very good job of ... [Published Washington Times - Oct 21 2014]

Quotes

"You hardly ever see this with other IGs," Coburn recently told The Washington Post. "you certainly don't see it to this extent. this is the worst we've seen."
"only someone with too much of someone else's money and not enough accountability for how it was being spent could come up some of these projects" Coburn said in the introduction of the Wastebook
...too much of someone else's money and not enough accountability for how it was being spent could come up with some of these projects," Coburn said. "i have learned from these experiences that washington will never change itself. but even if the politicians won't stop stupid spending, taxpayers always have the last word."
"with no one watching over the vast bureaucracy, the problem is not just what washington isn't doing, but what it is doing" Coburn said. "I have learned from these experiences that Washington will never change itself...

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Outrage! EPA Pays Over $1.5M for Storing Old Paper [Published The Fiscal Times - 1 hour ago]
Foreign aid inspector accused of keeping audits... [Published Idaho Statesman - 5 hours ago]
He’ll be missed [Published Waterbury Republican American - 10 hours ago]
Congressional Report Blasts Government Money Sp... [Published News Talk 870 AM KFLD - 11 hours ago]
SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN PRAISES SENATOR COBURN’S WA... [Published U.S. Senator John McCain - 11 hours ago]
Wastebook: DOD programs named among worst gover... [Published DailyMe.Com - 11 hours ago]
Senator Takes Aim at Military Programs for Wast... [Published Military.com - 12 hours ago]
Retiring GOP Senator Takes Aim At DC Waste [Published NBCNews.com - 12 hours ago]
'Wastebook' calls out government spending: mass... [Published Christian Science Monitor - 12 hours ago]
‘Wastebook’ Report on Outlandish Government Spe... [Published RIA Novosti - 13 hours ago]
Whistleblowers say USAID’s IG removed critical ... [Published Washington Post - 13 hours ago]
Sen. Tom Coburn releases annual government wast... [Published KOCO 5 - 13 hours ago]
Lifesize Foosball Game, Swedish Massages for Ra... [Published Government Executive - 14 hours ago]
'Wastebook 2014' lists outlandish government sp... [Published Clarion-Ledger - 15 hours ago]
Coburn 'Wastebook' finds $25 billion in questio... [Published Federal Times - 15 hours ago]
Tom Coburn picks watching grass grow, synchroni... [Published UPI - 15 hours ago]
How Did The Government Waste Your Tax Dollars I... [Published Forbes.com - 15 hours ago]
Wastebook 2014: Government Paid $10,000 To Watc... [Published Inquisitr - 16 hours ago]
Gadsden's splash pad and Army's video game: Ala... [Published al.com - 16 hours ago]
Sen. Coburn releases Wastebook 2014 [Published Fox 23 Oklahoma - 16 hours ago]
Top 7 Wackiest Examples of Wasteful Government ... [Published Heritage Foundation - 16 hours ago]
News That Isn't News: Government Spends Money o... [Published REASON Online - 16 hours ago]
News That Isn't News: Government Spends Money o... [Published Hit & Run - 17 hours ago]
Tom Coburn Slams NIH Rabbit Massage Study Amid ... [Published US News & World Report - 17 hours ago]
Wastebook: 100 Silly Government Projects [Published Cato Institute - 17 hours ago]
Wastebook lists wasteful government projects an... [Published Journal-News - 17 hours ago]
Wastebook 2014: Rabbit Massages [Published Senator Tom Coburn - YouTube Channel - 17 hours ago]
Coburn's 2014 Wastebook: Beer Farms, Worm Power... [Published Roll Call Online - 17 hours ago]
Senator Corburn releases annual list of federal... [Published New York Post - 17 hours ago]
"Wastebook" spotlights questionable federal spe... [Published DailyMe.Com - 18 hours ago]
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News That Isn't News: Government Spends Money o... [Published Hit & Run - 17 hours ago]
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) has published his fifth installment of Wastebook , an annual tragicomic testimony to the power ofdiffused costs and concentrated benefits. The catalog of 100asinine government expenditures is wholesome fun for the wholefiscally ...
Wastebook 2014: Rabbit Massages [Published Senator Tom Coburn - YouTube Channel - 17 hours ago]
<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0YteJvkKOk&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;Wastebook 2014: Rabbit Massages We took to the streets to find out what everyone else thinks about the ...
Wastebook: 100 Silly Government Projects [Published Cato @ Liberty - 18 hours ago]
Nicole Kaeding The office of Senator Tom Coburn released its fifth annual “Wastebook.” The report highlights “100 silly, unnecessary, and low priority projects” funded by federal tax dollars or government debt. The 100 projects in this year’s report ...
Washington’s Worst Waste: $25B for Political Perks [Published Bloomberg - YouTube - 19 hours ago]
<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9IXRCQwGBc&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;Washington’s Worst Waste: $25B for Political Perks Oct. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Senator Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma ...
Coburn 'Wastebook': Five Ways NIH Wasted Taxpay... [Published Breitbart Feed - 19 hours ago]
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) took particular offense after the director of the National Institute of Health complained that if only the government agency had more money, they would probably have a cure for Ebola. In response, Coburn revealed five ...
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