Sunday, March 6, 2011

Michele Bachmann: Obama, Reid and Pelosi 'Deceitfully' Hid $105 Billion in Obamacare

Rep. Michele Bachmann tells Newsmax that President Barack Obama, Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Nancy Pelosi should apologize to the American people for the $105 billion appropriation they “deceitfully” hid in the healthcare reform legislation.

The Minnesota Republican declares that the “stunning revelation” of the expenditure points to “one of the biggest lies we have ever seen.”



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11 comments:

Pablo said...

Hmmm, I wonder if Bachmann read the bill. How do you deceitfully put something in a bill that is open for everyone to see, including conservative lawyers who are skilled in reading these kinds of things?

Bachmann is the walking embodiment of the kind of rhetoric that conservatives ought to avoid. No, the President's administration is not a "gangster government." No, he is not anti-American. No, he doesn't want $8 a gallon gas. That is the most ridiculous thing I have heard.

The sooner that Bachmann becomes a grown up, the sooner some of us will consider her as Presidential material. But until then, her rhetoric is obviously designed to sell books and build popularity within the narrow demographic slice that she is pining for.

Right Wingnut said...

Good greif, Pablo. Too much to take the time to respond to. Who's freaking side are you on?

phil said...

Pablo,

So you see nothing wrong with Reid & Pelosi burying this appropriation in the 2300+ bill or wording it in such a fashion that it doesn't even remotely appear as intended?

Anonymous said...

Pablo,

I don't think she's trying to make the point that SHE MISSED IT. I don't know of to many that actually read the entire 2000+ page bill.

The point is, that the appropriation was not discussed by those who read it, didn't read it, voted for it, or voted against it.

zeke

Pablo said...

"Who's freaking side are you on?"

Truth

Pablo said...

"So you see nothing wrong with Reid & Pelosi burying this appropriation in the 2300+ bill or wording it in such a fashion that it doesn't even remotely appear as intended?"

I don't know. It was obviously an attempt to prevent Republicans from trying to defund health care reform. On one hand, I sympathize with them because the Republicans are going to oppose anything that Obama does. On the other hand, it is not very transparent. There may have been a nugget of truth wedged in between Bachmann's flames.

Pablo said...

"I don't think she's trying to make the point that SHE MISSED IT. I don't know of to many that actually read the entire 2000+ page bill.

The point is, that the appropriation was not discussed by those who read it, didn't read it, voted for it, or voted against it."

It was deceit. I just think that Bachmann is mad because she got burned. I don't know. I will think about this some more. I just hate the fiery rhetoric.

ConMan said...

Quit picking on Michele. She's only the messenger.

Anonymous said...

I don't get it. I analyze contracts as part of my job. Before I support a contract, I make sure that every single clause is analyzed.

Part of Bachmann's job description is to read and analyze all aspects of a bill before voting on it.

Her being surprised by any clause in the bill speaks volumes about her work ethic or intelligence.

This coming from a woman's who claims that her purpose in life is to repeal this bill. Maybe if she had done her job better, she could have prevented it to begin with.

DanL said...

I really don't like Bachmann, and so it irks me to have to defend her from the last anonymous post. I am quite sure that Bachmann voted against the bill, so don't imply that she was part of the group that pushed the bill through and voted for it. The republicans did all that they could to delay and stop this bill. They didn't have the votes.

Anonymous said...

My point was, she is claiming that this money being allocated to the act is a surprise to her.

Which in itself is proof that she had no idea what she voted on.