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Senators Are Not Very Smart

Tom Coburn is displaying a strange understanding of how the budget works:

I'd issue this challenge: anyone who thinks we oughta pay for tax cuts, oughta have to put up a list of programs that we're going to eliminate to pay for them. I put up every time when people are wanting to spend money a list of options that we can do to make it that we don't increase the very problem — hole that we're digging in.

I don't really know what to say in response.