Laura Ingraham hosted Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma.
Coburn said the decline in the unemployment rate from the Board of Labor statistics data will be revised and said it reflects mostly part-time workers. He thinks voters should pay attention to how many people are in the work force and how much people are earning as reflected in the median household income. This means people aren't getting high paying jobs. He noted that there are billions of dollars not being invested.
Coburn said he wasn't surprised at President Obama's poor debate performance as he's never been challenged, never debated in the Congress. He hasn't spoken to Obama in 18 months on government business. He said the problem in our country is a lack of leadership, morally sound, character based. He said our greatest challenge is our debt. He stated that the federal government is twice as big as it was 11 years ago. He said there is $300 billion in waste, fraud and abuse in the government. Ingraham quoted a study that says there was $14 billion in welfare waste and fraud in 2011. Coburn said no politicians want to jeopardize their positions and that he's taken a diferent tack by confronting problems on all issues.
Coburn said that if we are putting civilian personnel in dangerous zones as happened in Libya, we must secure them and that we have more security in far less dangerous sites.