Bachmann Continues her Debt Kamikaze Position
Via O. Kay Henderson: Bachmann: other House GOPers “will have to come to their own conclusion” (audio)
She said the Boehner plan is “wrong” because it would raise the debt ceiling, but when pressed on two different occasions, she would not call upon her Republican colleagues in the House to vote against it. “My colleagues will have to come to their own conclusion,” Bachmann said.
A bit later, she said: “The problem is spending…so let’s get spending under control once and for all…I encourage all of my colleagues in both the House and Senate as well as the president the to listen to what the American people are saying…’Don’t raise the debt ceiling,’ I hear that at every stop I’m at.”
Another rather interesting tidbit:
“…what we need is a fundamental restructuring of our economy”
First, the current debate is about fiscal policy, not the structure of the economy, so I am a little unclear as to what she is referring.
Second, seeking fundamental change is not, by definition, a conservative position. It is, depending on the change desired, a radical position or a reactionary one.