(Cushing) – U.S. Senator Tom Coburn kicked off a series of 16 Town Hall meetings in Cushing on Monday,  speaking to and answering questions from a group of about 50 people at Cushing City Hall.  

Coburn answered questions ranging from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP),  and the Second Amendment and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.  Coburn said he led the fight against Holder’s nomination in part because of his stance on the Second Amendment. 

Coburn also said that he voted for the TARP bailout, because he thought it was important to “unfreeze” credit for Oklahomans,  even though he is generally against government interference in the marketplace.  

Coburn also said he is a co-sponsor of the so called “flat tax”  or FAIR Tax, as it has been dubbed.  Coburn says it would save 100 billion dollars per year in running the IRS.   “It would save us eight million employees in the federal government, and everytime you buy something you pay your taxes.  The more you buy,  the more you pay,  the less you buy,  the less you pay.

Listen to the Senator by clicking the links below:

Coburn on free markets
Coburn on personal savings
Coburn on the government running the economy/transparency
Coburn on gun control/minimum wage
Coburn on capitalism vs. socialism
Coburn on answering his mail