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.

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Comments

  1. John Peabody says:

    Everyone just shut up! 1. Some stupid compromise will take place. 2. Everyone will be pissed. 3. Everyone will find something wrong with it 24 hours after it is signed. 4. Everyone will yell and moan. 5. None of it makes any difference, because Americans do not even know the definition of a debt ceiling, let alone how to compare last minute budget plans (errors? shocking!), and it will all be forgotten by most within three months. So, just tell everyone to STFU.

  2. Barb Hartwell says:

    I hope we can come to a comprimise that hurts as little as possible, Boehner may not be able to say it but he better do it and soon.

  3. Pug says:

    I heard a radio interview with Congressman Paul Broun, a Tea Party guy from Georgia, a few minutes ago.

    Folks, it’s hopeless.

  4. hey norm says:

    In the meantime the WaPo is reporting Bachmann took a loan from Fannie Mae for her $1/2M house. So let’s review: Ms. Anti-Socialism recieves farm subsidies, medicare payments, and government housing subsidies. Why has she not been laughed off the face of the planet yet?

  5. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Ms. Anti-Socialism recieves farm subsidies, medicare payments, and government housing subsidies. Why has she not been laughed off the face of the planet yet?

    If we could find a way to selectively give her what she wants, I say do it…. Than see her in Bankruptcy Court.