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The Debt Bomb - A Bold Plan to Stop Washington from Bankrupting America

Tom A. Coburn

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In a nation whose debt has outgrown the size of its entire economy, the greatest threat comes not from any foreign force but from Washington politicians who refuse to relinquish the intoxicating power to borrow and spend. Senator Tom Coburn reveals the fascinating, maddening story of how we got to this point of fiscal crisis-and how we can escape. 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 commonsense 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. Coburn challenges the conventional wisdom that blames lobbyists, gridlock, and obstructionism, and places the responsibility squarely where it belongs: on members of Congress in both parties who won't let go of the perks of power to serve the true interests of the nation-unless enough citizens take bold steps to demand action. Throughout a distinguished career as a business owner, physician, and U.S. senator, Tom Coburn has watched his beloved republic careen down a suicidal path. Today, the nation stands on the precipice of financial ruin, a disaster far more dangerous to our safety than any terrorist threats we face. Yet Coburn believes there is still hope-if enough Americans are willing to shake the corridors of Washington and demand action. With an insider's keen eye and a caregiver's deft touch, Coburn diagnoses the mess that career politicians have made of things while misusing their sacred charge to govern. Coburn's incisive analysis: Above all, Coburn believes the United States can continue as a beacon of opportunity for future generations-but how we a

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Hart, John Pruden

Length:

9h 29m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

17:16


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

56:01


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

54:03


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

42:20


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

40:31


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

37:14


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

28:55


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

44:13


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

35:04


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

44:49


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

41:18


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

40:28


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

34:30


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

09:28


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

27:54


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

06:09


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

08:54