Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Switzerland)

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  1. Submitted by Logan Foreman on 05/09/2012 - 09:34 am.

    Michele

    You are more than welcome to reside in Switzerland full time. Perhaps you can keep track of Mitt’s Swiss bank accounts as a job.

  2. Submitted by Eddie H-J on 05/09/2012 - 10:06 am.

    Switzerland? With universal health care and excellent public services paid for with high taxes? How could she stomach becoming a citizen of such a hellhole?

  3. Submitted by just joseph on 05/09/2012 - 10:14 am.

    wishing I was in the 6th district so I could vote against her

    …so tell me, Mrs. Bachmann, are you Pro-American, or ANTI-American?

  4. Submitted by Chuck Johnson on 05/09/2012 - 10:18 am.

    Glad to See MinnPost Reporting on Dual Citizenships

    Which other countries have a lot of American political types holding dual citizenships? Any possibility this might be part of the problem propelling all these expensive and unnecessary wars?

  5. Submitted by Greg Kapphahn on 05/09/2012 - 10:30 am.

    I Suppose It’s Just in Keeping

    With the “Through the Looking” glass reality in which she dwells,…

    but things with Ms. Bachamm just keep getting “curiouser and curiouser.”

  6. Submitted by Michele Olson on 05/09/2012 - 11:32 am.

    What’s odd to me

    the Bachmanns say they are doing this for their children to have more options, but Switzerland has a draft. If they are drafted, they either serve or face penalties when they enter Switzerland. It’s something that comes up with our own military members from time to time.

  7. Submitted by Jeremy Powers on 05/09/2012 - 11:44 am.

    Normal rules don’t apply to her

    If this was Barack Obama, she would go ballistic! She would be calling him anti-American and a communist and a one-worlder. But, because her children probably want to by expensive watches, then its OK.

  8. Submitted by Charles Spolyar on 05/09/2012 - 12:26 pm.

    What The Fondue is up with this?!?

    Being an American isn’t good enough for her and her family?

  9. Submitted by Randall Ryder on 05/09/2012 - 01:53 pm.

    Bachmann

    Anything for a headline. Could it be she will seek public office there and hold dual legislative responsibilities?

    • Submitted by RB Holbrook on 05/09/2012 - 02:20 pm.

      Dual responsibilities?

      That implies that she thinks she has any responsibilities as an elected official in the US.

      Is there a Fox News affiliate in Switzerland? I don’t see her surviving without media exposure.

  10. Submitted by Mary Jo Welch on 05/09/2012 - 02:16 pm.

    Not good enough for your children to be “mere” Americans?!

    You know, there is just NOTHING about the flip-flops of this woman that surprise me. First, America is THE best country on the planet and NOW? Well, she has to have Swiss citizenship so her CHILDREN can have opportunities? Uh, lady, how about you decide where your loyalties lie, become a full citizen of THAT country and WORK to build the opportunities for YOUR children and others’ children, as you were elected to do for the State of Minnesota. No? Well, then resign your Congressional seat immediately. The 6th District needs a REAL American holding public office, not one, who while holding one of the most revered positions in the land, decides to throw their own country under the bus.

  11. Submitted by David Frenkel on 05/09/2012 - 02:24 pm.

    Not sure she can hold dual citizenship and be sit on intellgence committees in Congress. Put her in some other committee she knows noting about.

    • Submitted by Mary Jo Welch on 05/09/2012 - 04:16 pm.

      Why not? Michael Chertoff. . .

      Why not? Michael Chertoff was the Secretary of Homeland Security and he is a dual-citizen with Israel, for which we have imprisoned Jonathan Pollard to life in a Federal Penitentiary for his spying on behalf of Israel while working within the US Military.

      At present? it is not illegal to hold public office with a dual-nationality. It used to be, in 1963 at least when my mother renounced her Canadian Citizenship for United States Citizenship, that only USA citizenship was allowed to be held by a US citizen. Any holdingof office, voting in foreign elections, even running for the school council would be considered an expatriating act and your USA citizenship would be removed from you. I believe it is time to return to this standard, most especially with our elected officials.

  12. Submitted by craig furguson on 05/09/2012 - 02:36 pm.

    Wait, I can be Swiss now!

    My father in law also immigrated from Switzerland. Now to talk my wife into it….

    Socialized medicine!

  13. Submitted by James Hamilton on 05/10/2012 - 11:01 am.

    Is someone looking for an education?

    It occurred to me that one or more of Rep. Bachmann’s children might be of college age and considering attending university in Switzerland. Could it possibly be free? Not quite, but the costs are surprisingly low:

    http://www.swissuniversity.ch/grants-scholarship-fees.htm

    (The Swiss franc is roughly on par with the U.S. dollar.)

    Of course, Switzerland puts its money where its mouth is when it comes to education:

    http://www.sbf.admin.ch/htm/dokumentation/publikationen/grundlagen/factsheets/FS20_Bildungsausgaben_e.pdf

    Enquiring people want to know: are any of the new-born Swiss planning on attending college in Switzerland?

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