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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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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.

Oh it's a republican thing only, got ya.
 

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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.

Probably best to just shut the programs down completely. Thanks for pointing out the problem with the Stimulus. ;)
 

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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.

Oh it's a republican thing only, got ya.

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

Rep. Pete Sessions, the firebrand conservative from Texas, has relentlessly assailed the Democratic stimulus efforts as a package of wasteful "trillion-dollar spending sprees" that was "more about stimulating the government and rewarding political allies than growing the economy and creating jobs." But that didn't stop the Republican lawmaker from seeking stimulus money behind the scenes for the Dallas suburb of Carrollton after the GOP campaign against the 2009 stimulus law quieted down.
 
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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.

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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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

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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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

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.

Reaganomics myths

Unfortunately, liberals have so maligned Reaganomics that they are unable to separate facts from myths — to the detriment of their party and president. Among the worst myths is that Reagan's tax cuts created the deficit, even as the deficit increased under Reagan.

In fact, Reagan inherited chronic deficits. Since Franklin Roosevelt, the budget had been balanced a handful of times, mainly under President Eisenhower. From 1981-89, the deficit under Reagan increased from $79 billion to $153 billion. It peaked in 1983-86, hitting $221 billion. Yet, once the economy started booming, the deficit steadily dropped.

Tax cuts were not the problem. Tax revenues under Reagan rose from $599 billion in 1981 to nearly $1 trillion in 1989. The problem was that outlays all along outpaced revenue, soaring from $678 billion in 1981 to $1.14 trillion in 1989.

The cause of the Reagan deficits was the 1982-83 recession and spending — as is always the case. And, yes, the culprit was not just social spending by congressional Democrats but Reagan defense spending designed to take down the Soviet Union. What a bargain that turned out to be: It helped kill an "evil empire" and win the Cold War, paving the way for a peacetime dividend in the 1990s.

Yet it is clear today that we have refused the proper lessons of history. For one, our problem remains excessive spending. Obama must bear this in mind if he's considering tax increases (which hamper growth) as part of his "balanced" approach to deficit reduction. More than that, the best "stimulus" relies on the tried-and-true American way: Let free individuals stimulate the economy through their earnings and activity.

Ignoring such realities explains the mess we face in August 2011 — a millennium removed from the wisdom of August 1981.

Column: The Reagan stimulus vs. the Obama one - USATODAY.com
 

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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

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.
Agreed. Listen-in to any Repub candidate speech, fox n00z, or oxyRush Limbough and you'll hear Raygun's name invoked countless times. The neocon B. Kristol can't say his name enough times. He must get paid for the amt. of times he says it :eusa_shhh: Sad that the ONLY person they verbally fellate isn't @ anymore. :eek: Says alot about their ideology :cuckoo:

BTW- didn't Raygun raised taxes 17- times? :)
 

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If you listen to Bachmann in interviews now, she has clearly let her handlers put her on a very short leash, very scripted answers, lots of non-answers, lots of the classic politician bob and weave.

It's very annoying but it's probably a good move.
 

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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

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.
Agreed. Listen-in to any Repub candidate speech, fox n00z, or oxyRush Limbough and you'll hear Raygun's name invoked countless times. The neocon B. Kristol can't say his name enough times. He must get paid for the amt. of times he says it :eusa_shhh: Sad that the ONLY person they verbally fellate isn't @ anymore. :eek: Says alot about their ideology :cuckoo:

BTW- didn't Raygun raised taxes 17- times? :)

You shouldn't type while you are playing with yourself, your spelling is atrocious. :eusa_whistle:
 

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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

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.

Reaganomics myths

Unfortunately, liberals have so maligned Reaganomics that they are unable to separate facts from myths — to the detriment of their party and president. Among the worst myths is that Reagan's tax cuts created the deficit, even as the deficit increased under Reagan.

In fact, Reagan inherited chronic deficits. Since Franklin Roosevelt, the budget had been balanced a handful of times, mainly under President Eisenhower. From 1981-89, the deficit under Reagan increased from $79 billion to $153 billion. It peaked in 1983-86, hitting $221 billion. Yet, once the economy started booming, the deficit steadily dropped.

Tax cuts were not the problem. Tax revenues under Reagan rose from $599 billion in 1981 to nearly $1 trillion in 1989. The problem was that outlays all along outpaced revenue, soaring from $678 billion in 1981 to $1.14 trillion in 1989.

The cause of the Reagan deficits was the 1982-83 recession and spending — as is always the case. And, yes, the culprit was not just social spending by congressional Democrats but Reagan defense spending designed to take down the Soviet Union. What a bargain that turned out to be: It helped kill an "evil empire" and win the Cold War, paving the way for a peacetime dividend in the 1990s.

Yet it is clear today that we have refused the proper lessons of history. For one, our problem remains excessive spending. Obama must bear this in mind if he's considering tax increases (which hamper growth) as part of his "balanced" approach to deficit reduction. More than that, the best "stimulus" relies on the tried-and-true American way: Let free individuals stimulate the economy through their earnings and activity.

Ignoring such realities explains the mess we face in August 2011 — a millennium removed from the wisdom of August 1981.

Column: The Reagan stimulus vs. the Obama one - USATODAY.com

:lol: Bargain..

Total bullshit.

Reagan's defense spending and backing of Terrorist Osama Bin Laden against the Soviets had very little to do with the decline of the Soviet Union.

What did have an effect was the wheat embargo, the people of Russia backing reform, the reform minded Gorbachev and the promise of economic support from the USA for an orderly break up.

Reagan was a horrible president. And it was George HW Bush that was largely responsible in fixing many of the messes left by Reagan's abysmal performance.
 

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If you listen to Bachmann in interviews now, she has clearly let her handlers put her on a very short leash, very scripted answers, lots of non-answers, lots of the classic politician bob and weave.

It's very annoying but it's probably a good move.

When she starts to follow Obama media policy let us know.
 

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If you listen to Bachmann in interviews now, she has clearly let her handlers put her on a very short leash, very scripted answers, lots of non-answers, lots of the classic politician bob and weave.

So, she's sounding like Obama ?

Why do you have a problem with that ? You have your nose up his ass 24/7

How does it taste up there ?
 

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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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Did you actually watch that exchange? If you had, you would have heard her explain she has no problem accepting federal funds for those projects which are actually the responsibility of the federal government, you know, in the Constitution. She was referring to infrastructure grants, money for federally built roads and bridges. That's reasonable to a reasonable person.
 

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I want to hear an interviewer ask her one question (which of course she won't answer).

"If you had been president, we would not have raised the debt ceiling. That would mean we would not be paying for 40% of our current spending.

Tell us, specifically, item by item, what would comprise the 40% of our current spending you, as president, would want left unpaid?"
 

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