Michele Bachmann: Look To China On Social Program Cuts
Michele Bachmann made a curious suggestion during Saturday night’s Republican debate.
Fielding a question about which social programs she would cut if president, the Minnesota Congresswoman said that China provided a good example of a society without a social safety net. The fact that China’s government is resolutely socialist appeared to be lost on her.
Bachmann said that Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society has “not worked, and it’s put us into the modern welfare state…If you look at China, they don’t have food stamps.”
Michele, you really make it too easy for me.
"I’m a mom. And I’m a mom of three children. And to have innocent little twelve-year-old girls be forced to have a government injection through an executive order is just flat out wrong. That should never be done. It’s a violation of a liberty interest."
Michele Bachmann thinks children should be free to get HPV, tetanus, hepatitis, menangitis, chicken pox, and more. (via supcakes)
That’s really beautiful, Michele. Innocent little 12-year-old girls shouldn’t be forced to have a “government injection” against their will, but they should be forced to carry a pregnancy to term in an abusive or dangerous situation. I’m happy to have my liberty infringed upon if it means I won’t get cancer and genital warts. If you’re so concerned about my medical freedom, stay the hell away from my right to my own uterus.
Michele Bachmann is the Lennie…
to Barack’s George, and all she wants to do is find those damn rabbits*.
*white wash america
"Literally, if we took away the minimum wage… we could potentially virtually wipe out unemployment completely because we would be able to offer jobs at whatever level."
Michelle Bachmann at the GOP Debate
Yeah but that doesn’t help lady. Working for pennies doesn’t mean you’re gainfully employed, it means your work is of little or no value. And you certainly can’t support yourself, so the welfare system would have to be larger than it already is, which I was led to believe is something you are against, no?
tl;dr Michele Bachmann is an idiot.
Bachmann: Improving economy 'won't take that long'
Republican congresswoman Michele Bachmann says that if she’s elected president “it won’t take that long” for her to turn around the ailing economy.
Speaking to reporters ahead of next week’s straw poll in Iowa, Bachmann says the economy would start to improve shortly after she becomes president if signals are sent to the marketplace that remove uncertainty about taxes, regulation and the nation’s debt.
Bachmann said Friday a report that 117,000 jobs were created last month shows that the economy remains weak. She says this week’s stock market plunge is proof that an agreement to raise the nation’s debt ceiling was, in her words, “a stinky deal.”
Michele, I think you need to learn what an economy even is before you start talking about how fast you can fix one. Also, that “stinky deal”, is the work of your fellow Tea Partiers, you have no one but yourself to blame (again).
Bachmann Pitches to Iowans
Michele Bachmann showed up an hour late to sell herself to voters gathered at the town library the other day. Some walked out, peeved at the presidential candidate’s tardiness. But those who remained sat enthralled as she illustrated the federal deficit, writing out a trail of zeros to illustrate the size of the debt and delivering a fiery indictment of President Barack Obama.
Bachmann is clearly trying to make the leap from cable TV grenade-thrower. Although still defiantly opposing a hike in the nation’s debt ceiling, she is otherwise toning down her rhetoric — when discussing her anti-abortion views, she paused to say she didn’t mean to condemn women who have had an abortion. She made similar conciliatory remarks about Muslims and China, two targets this year of GOP campaigns.
…the fact she had to make ‘conciliatory’ marks about Muslims, and China, is sickening. Oh, yeah, and there’s the fact she was an hour late to her own event…where she drew a bunch of zeros to impress her audience like they were preschoolers. Keep up the good work, Michele.
Bachmann warns of 'dictator' Obama
Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said President Obama would be a “dictator” if he raised the debt ceiling by executive order, using the 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution as justification.
"It’s Congress that does the spending. The president is prohibited to do that. If he had the power to do that he would effectively be a dictator," the Minnesota Congresswoman said Thursday on CNN’s "American Morning." "There would be no reason for Congress to even come to Washington, D.C. He would be making the spending decisions … Clearly that’s unconstitutional."
Can someone please send her a Civics book, or something?
Normalness (of gayness) through desensitization. Very effective way to do this with a bunch of second graders, is take a picture of The Lion King for instance, and a teacher might say, ‘Do you know that the music for this movie was written by a gay man?’ The message is: I’m better at what I do, because I’m gay.”
“You have a teacher talking about his gayness. (The elementary school student) goes home then and says ‘Mom! What’s gayness? We had a teacher talking about this today.’ The mother says ‘Well, that’s when a man likes other men, and they don’t like girls.’ The boy’s eight. He’s thinking,’Hmm. I don’t like girls. I like boys. Maybe I’m gay.’ And you think, ‘Oh, that’s, that’s way out there. The kid isn’t gonna think that.’ Are you kidding? That happens all the time. You don’t think that this is intentional, the message that’s being given to these kids? That’s child abuse.”
Both of these quotes are from Senator Michele Bachmann, speaking at EdWatch National Education Conference, November 6, 2004.
BACHMANN HAS LONG EVOKED “BI-PARTISAN” DISLIKE and DISTRUST by Colleagues from both sides of the aisle.
Now in just her third term in Congress, Michele Bachmann, the leader of the House tea party caucus, has earned a reputation as one of the lower chamber’s leading bomb-throwers, lobbing overheated rhetoric at Democrats and needling establishment Republicans. Her Minnesota colleague, Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison once accused her of “psycho talk”; in an interview with Politico, a Pawlenty aide was just as blunt: “She’s a real pain in the ass.” Former state senator Dean Johnson, who was the Republican minority leader during Bachmann’s stint in St. Paul, has said, “I don’t think I ever served with anybody who I mistrusted more, from either side of the aisle.”
“I don’t think I ever served with anybody who I mistrusted more, from either side of the aisle.” — That right there says it all.