Mark Steyn, subbing in for Rush today, gave an amazing monologue praising Senator Tom Coburn for what he did with the 9/11 first responders bill. Despite tons of emotional manipulation, he said Coburn and a few others held strong and managed to cut 4 billion in waste out of this bill that would have been headed straight for the trial lawyers. Steyn says that this is the good news coming from the lame duck session and that he hopes Coburn will apply this method to all legislation coming out of the Senate. Otherwise, he says, if we can’t start cutting this massive waste iconified by this one bill, then there won’t be any more America.
If you don’t have a ton of time, skip to 2:20, but the whole thing is worth listening.