Tom Coburn, the very conservative senator from Oklahoma, is stepping down and on Tuesday he was replaced by the even worse James Lankford, who is a serious fundie. The day after the election he went on the Family Research Council’s radio show and said that he would reduce the national debt through the Bible and prayer.
“Budget, for me, is still a huge area. The people have started to step back and say, ‘Well, our deficit is only $480 billion now so we are doing much better in deficit.’ We still have $480 billion. That’s a big deal,” the Republican congressman and Baptist minister told Family Research Council president Tony Perkins on Wednesday.
“I come from a biblical worldview in the way I address issues,” Lankford said. “I look at Nehemiah and how he handled things when he stepped into Jerusalem. It was that the people were in disgrace and the wall was broken down, but the two things that he focused in on was the constructive side of things and the debt. Half of the Book of Nehemiah is just getting the people out of debt, so they could actually take on the other things.”“We can’t handle national defense right now, we can’t handle a lot of things that we need to and that need to be driven by the states because we have so much debt… We have proved that our nation really is slave to the lender.”
We can’t handle national defense right now? We still spend nearly half of all the money spent on the military on the entire fucking planet. How much more does he want to spend?