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    Re: Bachmann Literally Praised Government Pork In Letter To Obama Official

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Meowenstein View Post
    I guess Bachmann is a socialist. How long before she launches an investigation against herself?
    Does this mean you're not going to vote for her?

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    Re: Bachmann Literally Praised Government Pork In Letter To Obama Official

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Still irrelevant. For someone who has made a position of anti-government everything, it is extremely hypocritical to essentially demand the government buy more products. How is it consistent to be for less government everywhere...except for several items of your choosing?
    Of course I'll not call you a liar, or ever suggesting such a thing, but can you provide a link to Michelle Bachman claiming she was "anti-government everything".

    I have a hunch you just made that up.

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    Re: Bachmann Literally Praised Government Pork In Letter To Obama Official

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Where was she interfering in the market??
    She? Did I say she was interfering? The federal government was distorting market prices by setting an artificial floor. How is that not government interference with the market?

    The government buys food stuffs for the military. for example, and she would like them to buy Minnesota products. If she becomes President then she will encourage others to buy American goods. This is not "interfering in the market". This is promoting the people you represent.
    You realize you just said that government setting artificial price floors is not interfering in the market?

    This is not the scandal you're hoping for, but you keep digging.
    And where did I say this was a scandal? I'm merely pointing out she's a hypocrite.

    Michelle Bachman claiming she was "anti-government everything".
    Do you take Bachmann as the candidate for more government?

    Funny thing is she bashed TARP which essentially was the same thing as a market stabilizer.

    Michele Bachmann - TARP and GM

    Bachmann on less government:

    Bachmann praises NH voters, touts less govt., confuses NH history at Senator Tea Party – Jim DeMint

    Limited government, opposition to bailouts...except when it's her district she wants more spending and price controls.
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    Re: Bachmann Literally Praised Government Pork In Letter To Obama Official

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    She? Did I say she was interfering? The federal government was distorting market prices by setting an artificial floor. How is that not government interference with the market?
    If the government is distorting market prices, and it seems they are in many areas, you should take that up with the Obama administration, not Michelle Bachman.

    You realize you just said that government setting artificial price floors is not interfering in the market
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    I realize I said no such thing. Are you being deliberately obtuse?


    And where did I say this was a scandal? I'm merely pointing out she's a hypocrite.
    I realize that Leftists don't believe hypocrisy is scandal-worthy, given that they wallow in it, but it is a scandal to those who expect more from their political representatives.
    Do you take Bachmann as the candidate for more government?
    You said she was "anti-government everything". Either prove it with a link, or take it back.
    Funny thing is she bashed TARP which essentially was the same thing as a market stabilizer.
    It was not a "market stabilizer".
    Limited government, opposition to bailouts...except when it's her district she wants more spending and price controls.
    Can you point out where she wanted price controls in Minnesota? And you should understand the "spending" by now.

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    Re: Bachmann Literally Praised Government Pork In Letter To Obama Official

    republican hypocrite. but then i repeat myself
    ... despite her broadsides against "socialized medicine," Bachmann's husband, Marcus, applied for public funds for his counseling clinic, Bachmann & Associates. Since 2006, he has received nearly $30,000 ...That program was financed in part by the federal government.
    Michele Bachmann lists the Lake Elmo, Minn.-based clinic ó which aims to provide "quality Christian counseling in a sensitive, loving environment," according to its website ó as one of her assets on her financial disclosure forms. ...

    ... . A family farm in Wisconsin, in which the congresswoman is a partner, received nearly $260,000 in federal farm subsidies. ...
    ... Bachmann said in December that the subsidies went to her in-laws and she never received "one penny" from the farm, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. However, in financial disclosure forms, she reported receiving between $32,503 and $105,000 in income from the farm, at minimum, between 2006 and 2009.
    Publicly, Bachmann has objected strongly to federal farm payments. ...

    ... Bachmann wrote six letters to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood asking for stimulus-financed grants for infrastructure projects in her district ...
    ... "Just because you're against government spending doesn't mean you shouldn't get any funds you're legally entitled to," said Grubbs, a former chairman of the Iowa Republican Party. ...
    Bachmann's had her share of government aid - Post Bulletin
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    Re: Bachmann Literally Praised Government Pork In Letter To Obama Official

    interesting. does anyone have anything on record of her opposing agricultural subsidies?

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    Re: Bachmann Literally Praised Government Pork In Letter To Obama Official

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    interesting. does anyone have anything on record of her opposing agricultural subsidies?
    In the House, Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) offered an amendment that would end subsidy payments to farms where the average adjusted gross income of the farmís owners exceeds $250,000. Bachmann voted against Kindís amendment.
    Michele Bachmann Feeding at the Public Trough of Farm Subsidies - Democratic Underground
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    Re: Bachmann Literally Praised Government Pork In Letter To Obama Official

    so she's consistently in favor of agricultural subsidies, but also profits from them.

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    Re: Bachmann Literally Praised Government Pork In Letter To Obama Official

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    so she's consistently in favor of agricultural subsidies, but also profits from them.
    All the while being against other forms if subsidies


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    Re: Bachmann Literally Praised Government Pork In Letter To Obama Official

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    so she's consistently in favor of agricultural subsidies, but also profits from them.
    Government spending for Michelle - good.
    Government spending for others - bad.

    Thats not ideology. Thats simple greed and selfishness.
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