As a guest on C-SPAN's Washington Journal on December 14, 2011, Senator Tom Coburn said:

"I would tell every Republican out there: if you think in this time of divided government that we're not going to be able to come to an agreement without some revenue increases, than you might as well go find another country to live in.  There is no way we're going to solve our problems without compromise.  And part of that compromise is that we are going to have to have more revenues."

See also Coburn's Top Five "Let Hike Taxes" Quotations