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Will Coburn put a hold on Neumann endorsement?

Mark Neumann and Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn are "ideologically speaking, two peas in a pod," Neumann's campaign manager said when Coburn endorsed his boss.

So, any day now, we can expect Neumann to say he opposes a supplemental spending bill that includes $33.5 billion to escalate war in Afghanistan, unless Congress comes up with the money to pay for it. That's what Coburn's saying, according to activist David Swanson's report: 

On May 10th Senator Coburn wrote to his colleagues asking for their support for an amendment that would offset the new spending in this bill with cuts elsewhere... Coburn's communications director John Hart assured me that Coburn intends to oppose the supplemental spending bill unless such an amendment is passed.

Gee, I wonder if Coburn would ask Neumann how he's going to pay for the big tax cuts he's proposed for corporations and the wealthiest people in Wisconsin.  

Coburn is notorious for putting holds on all kinds of Senate bills, delaying passage until he gets his way or at least makes a point.  

Maybe he could put a hold on his endorsement of Neumann until he gets an answer about how to pay for the $2-billion in tax cuts he's proposed.  

When pigs fly.  


May 18, 2010 - 7:09pm