Nice interview with Senator Tom Coburn, one of two doctors in Congress, but he is the only medical doctor that continues to practice. Imagine going to see you doctor the Congressman! Robert Scoble in his Washington series discussed blogging, Healthcare and how Congress operates, good topics. The Senator states that Washington is operating out of the 50’s and that the low rankings of late are deserved.
He also believes just like Congressman Culberson that we need TRANSPARENCY in Congress for the constituents. His office regularly monitors blogging sites and uses sites as such to get in contact versus running his own blog. He likes bloggers!
He states we are spending enough on healthcare, but is the money going toward helping people get well, that’s the problem! No we are not. He likes the technology and supports the R and D that comes along with it, and make R and D tax credits permanent. He feels the government should step out of the way in some instances. He fully agrees with putting the government on the net and his message to technology is to keep on doing what it’s doing. BD
"Tech is how we get our freedom back," Senator Tom Coburn says. He wants a totally transparent government thanks to technology. We have a wide-ranging conversation about a number of topics, but he focused in on why he thinks bloggers are changing how politicians talk to their constituency.”