Coburn Compares Political Science Funding To Waterboarding

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), who has been leading a crusade against political science funding, on Tuesday compared the debt such spending would create to waterboarding.

...Coburn said that continuing to spend taxpayer money on programs that don't deserve it will amount to the "waterboarding" of American children.

"We're going to waterboard them," Coburn said Tuesday on the Senate floor. "We're going to flood them with debt."

Coburn has argued that political science isn't worth spending federal money on, because Americans can just learn about politics from cable news.

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