Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn is back in the middle of the fight over taxes
As bipartisan talks continue behind the scenes on a long-range deficit plan, Sen. Tom Coburn says Republicans have proved they’re willing to accept higher taxes.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Tom Coburn has again put himself in the middle of the debate over cutting the deficit, strongly rejecting the notion that his fellow Republicans won’t go along with a broad plan that raises more revenue because they’re too afraid of a man unknown to most people outside Washington.
In an interview last week, Coburn, R-Muskogee, said he agreed with Democrats that deficit reduction requires what they call “a balanced approach,” that is, more tax revenue along with more...
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