Item description for Breach of Trust: How Washington Turns Outsiders into Insiders by Tom A. Coburn M.D. & John Hart...
Tom A. Coburn, a congressional maverick who kept his promise to serve three terms and then leave Washington, offers a candid look at the inner workings of Congress - why the system changes politicians instead of vice versa. Breach of Trust shows listeners, through shocking behind-the-scenes stories, why Washington resists the reform our country desperately needs and how they can make wise, informed decisions about current and future political issues and candidates. This honest and critical look at "business as usual" in Congress reveals how and why elected representatives are quickly seduced into becoming career politicians who won't push for change. Along the way, Coburn offers listeners realistic ideas for how to make a difference.
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This Book Changed My Whole Perspective! Nov 1, 2008
As a Christian Conservative, it was eye opening to learn what really happened after the election of 1994. This is truly an insider's view on the whole situation. What I found especially appalling was how the Republicans made sure that no single version of Term Limits could pass. Yet Tom Coburn kept his pledge of serving only 3 terms in the House.
Ever wonder why Coburn, a Republican, keeps getting reelected in a heavily Democrat region? And he got elected to the Senate in 2004 in an election where most Republicans were getting booted out - He won 53% to 41% - a landslide.
Should be required reading before anyone votes. Sep 5, 2008
Eye-opening read that explains very clearly why and how the political "system" either co-opts or sidelines the Congressmen you hoped and expected could be the honest ones who would effect "change..." This gives the reader a very good understanding of the problem we face today.
Now all we need are 534 more congressmen like Dr. Coburn! Jul 22, 2008
Dr. Coburn is one of only a few congressmen who "gets it". Future generations of Americans will look back with anger at how the baby boomers ate their seed corn and saddled them with trillions of dollars of debt. Hopefully, they may appreciate the efforts of Dr. Coburn, who was one of the few who argued against all of the fiscal insanity going on in Washington today.
A text book for freshman Congressmen and women Jan 6, 2008
This is truly inspiring. It will open your eyes to the world of Washington and inspire you to make a difference. Please visit the the web site for Americans for Limited Government in which Sen. Coburn was chair
Self righteous pablum Sep 23, 2007
This book, based on the reviews here, is self-righteous pablum with little factual substance. A better, book, one that I've actually read, is Chris Edwards - Downsizing the Federal Government (Cato).