Bachmann Postpones Iowa Stops For Budget Vote

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann is rescheduling several Iowa presidential campaign events on Friday in order to return to Washington for a vote on a balanced budget amendment in the House of Representatives.

A news release Wednesday from Bachmann’s campaign says Bachmann holds “unwavering support” for the amendment. She calls it a vote for “fiscal responsibility, cutting spending and reducing the national debt.

The Republican-sponsored amendment would require Congress not spend more than it receives in revenues unless three-fifths of both the House and Senate vote to do so. The Obama administration opposes the amendment saying it could put the economy at risk and force cuts to programs like Medicare and Social Security.

Bachmann’s campaign says she’ll be back in Iowa on Saturday.

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  • antiteabagger

    What you mean she actually has to go do her “real Job”?

    • marcus and bruce

      I can hardly wait until she becomes president so gas will be 40 cents per gallon again.

    • antiteabagger

      What I should have said is that i should be getting off of my Liberal lazy A$$ and try to find a job and stop nursing the teet of the tax payers

      • Or maybe

        what the real anitteabagger should have said was that you might want to quit sitting on your Teabagging brain and grab a dictionary the next time you make an inane comment and look up the correct spelling of the word ‘teat’.

        Then again, that is expecting quite a bit from you folks.

      • AntiTeabagger

        Nice try in using my name! Typical response from a republican who likes to hide behind someones elses name because they cannot seem to stand up for themselves.

      • AntiTeabagger

        Oh and by the way, your IP address using my name is being captured. Not too bright are ya?

    • Janice

      Every few months or so I guess she feels she has to show up. Don’t know what difference it makes, she’s only had one bill that has done anything and that is the bridge in Stillwater. But based on what she had done and said since she declared for POTUS, it is better she maintains her do nothing but speak to amuse the public life.

    • foo

      When do you think obama will start doing some work all he is doing is tearing apart this Nation

      • foo

        Never mind. I read my comment again and realize it’s really rather pointless. I really should stop hanging around those TeaBaggers and actually try to become more informed about current affairs.

      • Kman

        Bush Tax Cuts is what is doing it Watch she will vote no unless the Bill encludes a Tax Break for the Rich this is how the Republicans Balance the Budget Cut for the Rich and hope they will create a job

  • Jill

    Oh, Oh. When ever Bachmann is mentioned, a bunch of name-calling, foaming at the mouth liberals come out of the woodwork and start attacking her.

    Here they come….

    • Amused

      She does it to herself. The disconnect from brain to mouth is just too strange not to be noticed and commented on. Then she/Marcus does not have the smarts to leave it alone, they just dig in deeper. Vaccine anyone?

    • Hey!!

      I get it!!

      “name-calling, foaming at the mouth liberals” isn’t name-calling!!

    • Tom


      If you don’t like reading the truth about your pride and joy then don’t read them. I would venture to guess you want Bachmann to stay in race?

    • The Fan

      @Jill Get off your soap box. Conservatives are NOT any better when it comes to the name calling.

  • Murph

    Did Hell freeze over! ????

  • Janice

    Her book comes out this month (needs the cash) , Iowa is January 3 and then she is done for. Guess she needs to see if she remembers where her office in Washington is for next year.

    • AntiTeabagger

      I am suprised she doesnt try to burn her own book. Can see even read?

  • maxey

    She truly is an inspiration. Campaigning, debates, congressional votes and still time for the Lord. I can’t wait for her book to come out, and just in time for Christmas! Everyone in the 6th district should be required to read it as punishment.

  • djp

    WHY is this NEWS??? She is actually doing what she is being PAID TO DO!! NOW if she would just STAY in Iowa when she comes back here!!

    • Sam

      I believe that this is news _because_ she is actually doing her job, rather than continually campaigning.

      Do you ever stop to wonder why it is that, when Bachmann is in the news, the response is always critical? For the past several months, she has been talking about what the people in Iowa and South Carolina have told her they want for this country. When was the last time she talked about what the people of her own district wanted?

  • Pavel

    I believe she has not voted in Congress since right around the first week of September. Wonder if she has kept up on anything in Washington since then?

    It is shameless that she does not do her job in Washington. Obviously, her responsibility goes far beyond voting, but she does not even do that! I guess she is just trying to prove what she always claims: Politicians do nothing in Washington!

  • So silly and full of it, our Michelle

    What it all means is she is about to get her arse handed to her regardless in Iowa and the only way she can get any spin and coverage is she has to go to DC to get a fresh mugshot of her and a new Prisdent. She’ll have her hand on him like GWB shot but this time it will be in his pants.
    She likes dark meat when Thanksgiving is served

  • Murph

    Too bad tiny Tim ran out of money and fans! I guess he’s tiptoeing thru someones tulips in order to eat the bulbs and save $ on peanut butter! Wonder how he likes being poor and anonymous!

  • Rocks in her head

    She is gonna have to google map it since it has been so long since was last there.

  • SO SAD

    Come on people…..let her keep running. Doesn’t she have to give up her seat in the Senate after a certain amount of time when running for president? If so, let he run, she’ll never get voted in, and she’ll lose her Senate seat on top of it.

    • urdum

      Senate seat?

  • Murph

    Hey Micheel….senorita I see your seata,.. will be up for grabs soon. Like Sir Tim you bit off more than you could chew! Not go home to Marcus and pray for a real good miracle.Like saving this country from the Party of NO!

  • Julie

    Our national debt now stands at over $15,040, 000, 000,000.00. It increases at over 3.99 billion a day. We need to stop calling our congress the do nothings. The House has passed over 20 budget amendment bills. All had been tabled in the Senate. Over 950 days, the Senate hadn’t passed one budget bill. The do nothings are in the Senate. Some do care about the direction this country is going. Not many of which read WCCO. Thank you Michele for your hard work and common sense.
    For all those who don’t like to read about M.B. , there is no worry. Tomorrow WCCO s headline “Michele crossed the street” will give you yet another day to repeat your hate.

    • Citizen

      You need to go back and read some basic macroeconomics, Julie. I’ll try to keep it simple for you. Our national debt as a country is based on the fact that we have to now buy the products we used to make here in this country from China where our corporations shipped their production. We still need these products, but now we incur a monetary deficit to buy them back. Lay the deficit at the feed of the traitorous corporations where it belongs. And, if you care so much about the deficit, you can personally do what I do. Do not shop at the mega stores and shop the antique malls for recycled U.S.-made products. Until U.S. corporatoins return to product in this country, this deficit isn’t going away, regardless of the fairy tale ideology of you righties.

      • Julie

        Our govt has spent more money than its income. The increases are getting out of hand. M.B. has tried to do something about it. $42.00 is borrowed from China for every $100.00 spent, by our govt. Govt spending is the problem. We pay interest on that huge, 15 trillion and growing debt: and it cuts into our budget big time. Obama’s economic stimulus (aka pay backs to campaign providers) is shifting us from an “economic crisis” to a debt crisis!

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