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article imageRep. Bachmann: 'We're Running Out Of Rich People In This Country'

By Chris V. Thangham     Feb 18, 2009 in Politics
U.S. Republicans are filling up radio airwaves with heavy criticism of Obama’s stimulus bill that was signed Monday by the President. One Republican says she opposes it because “we're running out of rich people in this country.”

Rant by Minnesota Republican, Michele Bachmann.
Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota went on KLTK’s Chris Baker show and blasted President Obama’s Stimulus bill. She said she opposes the bill because “we’re running out of rich people in this country.”
Bachmann is no stranger to controversial statements, as she previously called all liberals, Congress Democrats, and President Barack Obama, anti-Americans. She also said the media should investigate them. That incident nearly cost her elections in Minnesota.
In her more recent claims on Chris Baker's show, Bachmann talked about fears of the stimulus bill, saying it would affect the public in many ways. Bachmann made plenty of unsubstantiated claims in a long rant.
She points out the stimulus bill provides ACORN, an organization that is set-up to register voters, $5 billion. She asks listeners why Obama wants to provide an organization that kind of money while it's under federal indictment for voter fraud. But when you search for this in the stimulus bill, there is no mention of ACORN and no funding is specifically earmarked for them.
She criticized the Democrats in Congress for having a real aversion to capitalism.
Bachmann said Obama is trying to “socialize” the medical industry, which will mean doctors will be unable to make healthcare decisions. Meanwhile, 46 million Americans are uninsured, or one in every six citizens in the U.S. has no health insurance.
She said the stimulus bill is a Democratic conspiracy and it will direct funding away from Republican districts into Democratic districts and will drain all federal funds. Bachmann said this will never work out because “we’re running out of rich people in this country."
In the United States, 2.6 million jobs were lost in 2008; the country still has a mortgage problem; the country spends more on health care than any other industrialized nation who all have national health care but still 46 million people can’t afford it; most of the manufacturing sectors in the country have vanished or are dying; and poverty in the U.S. is rising, as nearly 28 million Americans rely on food stamps.
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