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Oklahoma Senator Calls For Elimination Of Marriage Programs

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Senator Tom Coburn. [File Photo] Senator Tom Coburn. [File Photo]


OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Oklahoma senator is calling for potentially unpopular cuts to help slash the U.S. budget.

In U.S. Senator Tom Coburn's $9 trillion plan to reduce future deficits, he calls for eliminating federal programs that deal with keeping a healthy marriage and being a responsible father.

According to Coburn, the government spends $150 million each year on those programs, which he said have no measure for success.

Supporters of the program said taxpayers bear the consequences of failed marriages and out-of-wedlock births.

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