Coburn Quits Senate Budget “Gang of Six”

From the Washington Times:

A top Republican senator in the bipartisan “Gang of Six” seeking agreement to cut the deficit by $4 trillion over the next decade dropped out of the group Tuesday, saying that his colleagues weren’t willing to cut enough from benefit programs like Medicare.

Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma said he doesn’t see how the group can reach agreement and that he would stop participating in its discussions.

“It’s got to be balanced. And I didn’t perceive where we were was balanced,” Mr. Coburn said. “I’m not planning on participating at this time. If things change, I will.”

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