Oklahomans don't expect much from our elected representatives, but some familiarity with the facts seems to be the least we can ask.
Unfortunately, Sen. Tom Coburn has gummed up the details on the latest Washington tax package. Coburn spoke today about the middle-class tax cuts under consideration in Washington, but some of his figures were, well, bogus.
Oklahomans can (and do) disagree about policy issues of all sorts, but that doesn't mean we can make up our own facts. At some point, the rhetoric and grandstanding has to stop so that we can move on to debates about real numbers and actual policy effects.
Coburn, unlike his colleague Jim (War on Christmas) Inhofe, is usually more honest about these matters. But today, no so much. The facts are here.