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Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. heads to a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. heads to a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)  

Bachmann signs ‘Cut, Cap and Balance’ pledge, adds promise to defund Obamacare

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Caroline May
Political Reporter

The same Monday President Obama promised he will veto a balanced budget amendment, presidential candidate Michele Bachmann signed the “Cut, Cap and Balance” pledge during a campaign stop in Columbia, S.C.

“The principles found in this Pledge are a historic step in the right direction toward the fundamental restructuring we need in the way Washington spends taxpayer dollars,” Bachmann said. (He wrote the book on it: Sen. Mike Lee talks ‘Cut, Cap and Balance’)

Along with her support for the initiative Bachmann added her own personal line to the pledge: the repeal and defunding of Obamacare.

“In signing the Pledge, I am adding a line; I also pledge that along with cutting spending, putting in place enforceable spending caps, and passing a balanced budget amendment, we must repeal and defund Obamacare,” Bachmann said.

“Obamacare is the largest spending and entitlement program in our nation’s history,” she added. “Without its repeal, we cannot have real economic reform.”

Bachmann is the ninth Republican presidential candidate to sign the pledge.

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  • wcbra2@gmail.com

    Like, Palin, Backmann’s mouth had placed her on very shaky ground. Now, the truth of her mental collapse via Migraines has put her out of contention altogether. The existing slate of GOP Candidates are all losers and if any of them are nominated, obamination will walk back into the White House laughing with every step. The GOP seems to have lost any semblance of Leadership. What leaders they do have refuse to counter any badmouthing from the democrats. There is time to reorganize the GOP and somewhere there has got to be a fiery Leader who will put fight back into the party and insist that before any Candidate say’s that they have a solution that they indeed really have one.

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  • theconservative

    She signs the “Cut Cap Balance Pledge” a little too late for me (she was pretty much the last one).

  • skponggol1

    Michele Bachmann wants to cut veterans’ health benefits
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/01/29/bachmann-takes-heat-veterans-group-proposing-benefits-cuts/

    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/28/veterans-groups-criticize-bachmann-plan-to-cut-benefits/

    So, is this anti-veteran hypocrite going to defund the veterans again ?

    It is embarassingly obvious that this hypocrite neither understand nor care about the great sacrifices made by American veterans to even suggest such insensitive, outrageous proposals. Taking taxpayer’s money to reward her political cronies and into her very own pocket is so easy and joyful but compensating the veterans’ sacrifices is so difficult and painful for this hypocrite.

    Since this hypocrite likes to go around the country interrogating people whether they are “anti-American” , she should the the first to be screened so that people can see for themselves how anti-American this hypocrite has always been.

  • skponggol1

    Bachmann praises Obama for bailing out the pork industry.
    http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/michelle-bachmann-asks-the-obama-administration-for-pork-literally/

    This hypocrite is also part of the cause of the debt problem. She has been gobbling down taxpayers’ dollar to reward her political cronies. She has also pocketed taxpayers’ dollar fro herself to pay for her employees, subsidise her farms and profit her clinics run by her unlicensed husband.

    Bachmann’s had her share of government aid
    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-bachmann-20110626,0,1896024.story

    Bachmann’s husband got Medicaid funds
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43570552/ns/politics-decision_2012/t/bachmanns-husband-got-medicaid-funds/

    Michele Bachmann – another typical corrupt politician.

  • skponggol1

    Worse, this Bachmann hypocrite has even openly defend state-funded healthcare program and Obamacare in order to justify her taking of taxpayers’ money to profit her clinics run by her unlicensed husband:

    Bachmann responds to Medicaid payout report
    http://townhall.com/news/politics-elections/2011/06/29/bachmann_responds_to_medicaid_payout_report

    - “Medicaid (state-funded healthcare program and Obamacare) is a valuable form of insurance for many Americans and it would be discriminatory not to accept Medicaid (Obamacare) as a form of payment,”

    - “As a state-sponsored counseling service, Bachmann and Associates has a responsibility to provide Medicaid and medical assistance, regardless of a patients financial situation.”

    In her words, this hypocrite claims to by repealing and defunding Obamacare, she is defunding a valuable form of insuarance for many Americans and discriminating against clinics and patients who use Medicaid. Her very own state-sponsored cinics (not profit-oriented business entity !) has a responsibility to provide Obamacare to all patients even if they are very rich.

    What a piece of shameless hypocrite !

  • barryswhitehalf

    DE-FUND Obamacare? Good for her. I’ll bet she’d promise to
    DE-NUT the Pretender in Chief, too, if Michelle Obama hadn’t already taken care of that.

  • skponggol1

    “the repeal and defunding of Obamacare” ???

    Is this a joke ?

    This hypocrite has been receiving taxpayers’ money thru Medicaid and Obamacare to profit her clinics run by her unlicensed husband. Ann yet she want to repeal Obamacare ?

    Bachmann’s husband got Medicaid funds
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43570552/ns/politics-decision_2012/t/bachmanns-husband-got-medicaid-funds/

    Michele Bachmann is just another of those typical Democrat hypocrite who practise “Do as I say, but not do as I do.” Like Nancy Pelosi who asks for waiver of ObamaCare for her district, this Bachmann hypocrite would also ask for waiver of the repeal for her clinics.

    • brian61

      When did Bachmann become a Dem?

      • skponggol1

        She talks like a Republican but behaves like a corrupt Democrat.

    • Tailor.in.stitches

      You stupid jackhole – they have to take medicaid payments for patients. Are you saying those patients shouldn’t be given care by the clinic of their choice? BTW, Marcus Bachmann has a PhD in psychology.

      Why don’t you spam some more lies? God knows you couldn’t look like more of an idiot.