Michele Bachman caught flip flopping on every sunday show after ames IOWA

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    Fresh from her victory in the Ames Straw Poll, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) had to defend her positions on government spending and economic policy on Sunday. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Bachmann insisted that her prior eagerness to accept funds from President Barack Obama's economic stimulus bill was not in conflict with her vocal criticism of the legislation.

    HuffPost's Sam Stein reported last week that Bachmann not only repeatedly sought stimulus funds from federal agencies, but deployed traditional Keynesian economic rationales to justify her requests, claiming that the funds would create jobs and strengthen the economy. Publicly, by contrast, Bachmann has insisted that the stimulus was an act of "overspending" and "fantasy economics" that hurt jobs.

    When asked by Fox News' Chris Wallace about this discrepancy, Bachmann claimed there was no conflict.


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    Bachmann did exactly what Republicans all over the county have been doing...slamming the stimulus while cashing the checks.

    This is just the latest of her hypocrisies...like wanting to cut Medicare, but taking the money at her phoney baloney clinic. Like wanting to eliminate mortgage lending programs AFTER receiving the maximum loan possible from one.
     
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    Oh it's a republican thing only, got ya.
     
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    Probably best to just shut the programs down completely. Thanks for pointing out the problem with the Stimulus. ;)
     
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    It's a Conservative thing.

    SEE: Ron Paul.
     
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    Reminds me of them bashing/voting against it and then attending the ribbon-cutting ceremonies in their Sunday-best. T-publicans :clap2: :lol:
    Hypocrisy Alert: GOP Leaders Attend Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies for Projects They Opposed | Democrats.org

     
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    It's our money. Moron.
     
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    How ironic that as America debated its debt ceiling all summer and faced a stunning credit downgrade, the nation approached a most timely anniversary: It was Aug. 13, 1981, that President Reagan signed the Economic Recovery Act. Understanding Reagan's thinking 30 years ago is critical to discerning where we are now.

    Reagan's initiative was the antithesis of President Obama's $800 billion "stimulus" that didn't stimulate. The 2009 version was the single greatest contributor to our record $1.5 trillion deficit. It was, plain and simple, what Reagan didn't do.

    When Reagan signed the Economic Recovery Act at his ranch near Santa Barbara, it was the largest tax cut in American history. He also revealed leadership that Democrats and Republicans alike agree we are not seeing currently from the White House. Even TheWashington Post called Reagan's action "one of the most remarkable demonstrations of presidential leadership in modern history."

    Confiscatory tax policy

    The enemy that day was America's progressive federal income tax system, birthed in 1913 by Congress and President Woodrow Wilson. It was revolutionary, requiring a constitutional amendment. That tax, which began as a 1% levy on the wealthy, would rocket up to a top rate of 94% by the 1940s.

    Ronald Reagan personally felt the toll. In the 1940s, the so-called "B"-movie actor was one of the top box-office draws at Warner Bros. Then a Democrat, Reagan saw no incentive in continuing to work — that is, make more movies — once his income hit the top rate. He also realized who suffered from that choice. It wasn't Reagan; he was wealthy. It was the custodians, cafeteria ladies, camera crew and working folks on the studio lot. They lost work.

    Reagan viewed such rates as punitive, confiscatory — "creeping socialism," as he put it. In speeches in the 1950s and 1960s, he blasted the tax as right out of Marx's Communist Manifesto.

    Column: The Reagan stimulus vs. the Obama one - USATODAY.com
     
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    Personally I wonder why the fuck the opinions of people in Iowa count for so much.
     
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    Reagan doubled the debt, raised taxes multiple times and caused the biggest financial meltdown since the great Depression.

    This myth making by the right is absurd.
     
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