Bachmann hits Obama as ‘politically paralyzed’ and unable to turn around the economy

Bachmann called Obama “politically paralyzed and philosophically incapable of doing what needs to be done” to help the economy.
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Bachmann called Obama “politically paralyzed and philosophically incapable of doing what needs to be done” to help the economy.

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  1. Submitted by Paul Udstrand on 09/09/2011 - 09:45 am.

    Finally Bachmann makes an accurate and reliable observation.

  2. Submitted by Rachel Kahler on 09/09/2011 - 10:01 am.

    I think the real paralysis is in Ms. Bachmann’s thought processes.

  3. Submitted by David LaPorte on 09/09/2011 - 11:47 am.

    I’d agree with Ms. Bachmann that President Obama is “politically paralyzed”. But it’s because he faces a unified Republican party who wants him out of office at any cost. According to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”

    Now that is downright scary. Not jobs. Not the economy. Not world peace. Number 1 is they want Obama out. Even when they were in the minority in the senate, they used the filibuster to block his every move. Now that they hold the House and have made gains in the Senate, the gridlock will be worse.

    They were elected to govern, not make political maneuvers.

  4. Submitted by Jim Roth on 09/09/2011 - 11:50 am.

    “As if” her impractical ideas could work. She has quite a proven record herself doesn’t she???

  5. Submitted by Kevin Whalen on 09/09/2011 - 12:32 pm.

    Political paralysis>intellectual paralysis

  6. Submitted by James Hamilton on 09/09/2011 - 01:32 pm.

    Why in the world anyone would want to take economic advice from a woman who spent less than a handful of years as a newbie tax lawyer and who now claims to have been an integral part of her husband’s counseling practice is beyond me.

    Her 9-point plan, with it’s curious echo of a Soviet 5 year plan, is no more confidence inspiring. Consider:

    1) Repatriate American business dollars earned from overseas,

    Translation: let coporations bring home the money made overseas, tax free, even though these profits derive, directly and indirectly, from US operations. Then hope that the money will be used for something other than mergers and acquisitions which result in additional job losses.

    2) Massively cut spending and the size of government,

    And to hell with the impact on the economy.

    3) Repeal Obamacare, which is the government takeover of America’s healthcare system,

    Which hasn’t even gone into effect, by and large, and which she can’t demonstrate would have any impact on current levels of unemployment or the rate of growth of the economy.

    4) Cut taxes, including corporate taxes,

    Then turn to the West and bow in the direction of Ronald Reagan’s grave. Reagan’s success wasn’t based on cutting taxes, it came from eliminating deductions.

    5) Repeal Dodd-Frank,

    Because shareholders, investors and the public don’t require protection from corporate management?

    6) Repeal job killing regulations,

    Name 10.

    7) Increase exports by finalizing free trade agreements,

    OK, she got one!

    8) Spur new investment in America, inspire innovation,

    By what, putting on a cheerleader’s outfit?

    9) Provide job creating energy solutions, including decreased regulations on developing new energy supplies from our abundant domestic energy resources.

    Translation: build nuclear plants before we have a long-term storage facility; scrap the EPA and quit trying to con America into believing coal-burning plants have any impact on health; drill, baby, drill – even if the people of Florida don’t want you to; cut tax incentives for the installation of renewable resources and wait for the market to get around to it; etc.

  7. Submitted by Richard Schulze on 09/09/2011 - 08:38 pm.

    I hope she enjoyed the oxygen while it lasted because it’s going away soon.

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