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Bachmann introduces debt ceiling contingency plan

Rep. Michele Bachmann
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Rep. Michele Bachmann

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Comments (15)

  1. Submitted by Steve Titterud on 07/13/2011 - 01:55 pm.

    What a pair! Just imagine turning over the welfare of the United States to Louie Gohmert and Michelle Bachmann!

    There is no credible, responsible economist who agrees with their nonsense.

  2. Submitted by myles spicer on 07/13/2011 - 02:52 pm.

    How utterly transparent and pathetic!

  3. Submitted by Debra Rogers on 07/13/2011 - 03:08 pm.

    Michele Bachmann and her cohorts in this ridiculous game with the debt ceiling deserve to be allowed to implement their absurd ideas (so they can tank and the people in this country can see them tank and wake up) — except for the simple fact that the tremendous damage they would do would also tank the country. People let her off the hook by calling her “a true believer” as if that excuses her from responsibility for the ridiculous things she says and the dangerous lies she tells real people who have real problems and are looking for serious people to help fix them. Really?? Really?? Just another hypocrite feeding out of the public trough — Bachmann and Associates… Medicaid money for ‘reparative therapy’? Really??? No one is that naive.

  4. Submitted by Mark Stromseth on 07/13/2011 - 05:51 pm.

    “I’m spending my time in Iowa and South Carolina and New Hampshire, where the real world is. The real world is telling all of the politicians, ‘Get your act together. Stop being political. Stop playing with us. We’re not pawns in your game.’”

    Shelley Bachmann doesn’t live in the real world; she lives in her own plastic bubble. If she believes the real world is telling politicians to “get their act together” and to “stop being political”, then she should practice what she’s preaching.

    Instead, she’s doing exactly the opposite, as she admits when she says that she won’t vote for raising the debt ceiling unless it’s tied to a repeal of “Obamacare”.

    That’s not political, and it’s not playing the real world as pawns in a game, right Shelley?

  5. Submitted by Lance Groth on 07/13/2011 - 06:15 pm.

    I’m so sick of right-wingers telling us how they’re speaking for the American people. Apparently only their supporters are true Americans. The rest of us are, what, foreign agents? Hey Boehner & Bachmann, I’m an American, and I favor raising taxes, and you don’t speak for me!

    I’m also really tired of the “take this country back” nonsense. The phrase doesn’t even mean anything – I doubt the people saying it could define it precisely if you asked them. Take it back from whom? Give it to whom? And do what with it when you have it?

    Oh, that’s right, we know the answer to the last question. They’d do to us all what they’re doing in Wisconsin.

    “President Bachmann” – now there’s the stuff of nightmares.

  6. Submitted by Thomas Eckhardt on 07/13/2011 - 07:37 pm.

    “I’m spending my time in Iowa and South Carolina and New Hampshire, where the real world is.”

    Sorry, but small rural states which feel entitled to pick the next president before anyone else gets to vote is not the real world. And the small percentage of people in those states who are rabid about politics are certainly not in the real world.

  7. Submitted by Bruce Pomerantz on 07/13/2011 - 10:38 pm.

    >“This is a misnomer, that I think the >President and the Treasury Secretary have >been trying to pass off . . . .

    “Misnomer” relates to using an incorrect label or name. This is an indication of what happens when she uses words with more than two syllables–they are beyond her comprehension.

    (Psst-Ms. Bachmann, the word you should have used is “misleading.”)

  8. Submitted by craig furguson on 07/14/2011 - 12:04 am.

    I hear that her husband can turn gays straight with therapy and govt subsidies also…

  9. Submitted by steve lewis on 07/14/2011 - 07:26 am.

    to all the snarkey, unconstitutional fools who should have departed the united states for one of those european destinations, bachmann is introducing legislation that follows the constitution: PROVIDE for the DEFENSE, promote the general welfare. the unconstitutional fools once again want to provide for their welfare checks and provide for the defense whenever mcdonalds gets their order wrong and they call 911.

  10. Submitted by Tony George on 07/14/2011 - 07:57 am.

    Michele Bachmann is a strong voice speaking up for the rich and powerful against the Middle Class and the poor.

  11. Submitted by Nathan Lukasavitz on 11/08/2012 - 07:02 pm.

    No comment.

  12. Submitted by C.S. Senne on 07/14/2011 - 07:25 pm.

    Gosh darn, Shelley, that economic whiz-kid from Iowa, surely has “Choot-spa”! Run, Shelley, Run!

  13. Submitted by Terry Hayes on 07/19/2011 - 08:49 am.

    I wonder how Shelley (does anyone call her that?) voted on raising the debt ceiling when Bush was president. I’ll look that up and report back. Something tells me it wasn’t an issue for her then.

  14. Submitted by Terry Hayes on 07/19/2011 - 09:04 am.

    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/04/14/158424/republican-leaders-debt-limit-hypocrisy/

  15. Submitted by Terry Hayes on 07/19/2011 - 09:06 am.

    She told another story about a voter who told her that “as President of the United States, I want you to give this country back to the people.” Hmmmm…the voter was Obama??

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