Yes, that headline's in capital letters. I wish I could make it appear on my readers' screens in FLASHING NEON CAPITAL LETTERS three feet high! For the first time in my experience, I've heard a US Senator tell the truth about the budgetary mess, this country's debt crisis, and what it means for our politicians.
I can't urge you too strongly to watch the WHOLE of the 27-minute video clip below. Senator Tom Coburn tells the exact and literal truth about the present situation. He pulls no punches, hides nothing, and lays out the facts for all to see and hear. This isn't partisan politics; this isn't electioneering; HE SPEAKS NOTHING MORE OR LESS THAN THE TRUTH.
Watch, and listen. It's worth every moment of your time - and yes, it is that important.
If Senator Coburn were running for President, he'd just have earned my vote - because he's the first major figure on either side of the aisle who hasn't lied or equivocated about, or tried to hide, the mess we're in. He speaks truths we need to hear, and absorb, and act upon. If we don't, we - and our children - are well and truly screwed.