coburn.jpgFrom The Hill today, also posted on Drudge:

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) said Congress’s deficit spending has become a moral issue surpassing abortion because it saddles future generations with massive debt before they’re born.
“The greatest moral issue of our time isn’t abortion, it’s robbing our next generation of opportunity,” Coburn told reporters at a breakfast meeting Thursday at the National Press Club. “You’re going to save a child from being aborted so they can be born into a debtor’s prison?”…


Coburn is a solid pro-lifer, so I’d be interested to hear more of his logic, although I heartily disagree. I appreciate what he was getting at, but it’s still better to be born poor than not at all.
Still and all, this will be a hard topic for liberals to find anything to say about. It’ll be fun watching.
On a related topic, Coburn had a great line::

Congress’s failure to respond to voters calls into question its own legitimacy, he said. “If we have only 11 percent support, are we a legitimate government?” he asked, before adding, “The 11 percent who have confidence in us, what hole are they in?”

[HT: reader JP]

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