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Why Did Michelle Bachmann Voted Against Cut, Cap and Balance?

Updated on August 28, 2011

What are they thinking?


Tea Party Movement Insanity

So I had this idea that a Harvard graduate came up with the cut, cap and trade policy or atleast endorsed it. The Republican Party won the argument. So why didn't this bill get passed when 60% of the country agreed with this plan. And why in the world would 1 term Congress member Michelle Bachmann, who gave herself a 5% raise last year when all of the USA is in deep financial trouble, voted against the cut, cap and trade bill?

When the country defaults Michelle Bachmann needs to drop out of the GOP primary. And if doesn't fail then maybe we all need to consider why we would ever vote for a presidential candidate that would place our country in jeopardy of losing its credit ratings.

Is the Tea Party Movement suicidal or just insane?

Where is the Sanity?

I doubt anyone who has voted against cut, cap and trade to raise the debt ceiling and that would put the reputation and credit rating of our country and every single member within our country at risk could ever be seriously considered for the office of the presidency. It would seem Bachmann's role in American politics is to be so outrageous that she makes JEB more palatable as a presidential candidate. Right now she is so far out there that she is jeopardizing the entire Republican Party.

And worse than that she has managed to vote against a policy that was not only fiscally conservative but would have also restore the reputation and credit of America. So Ms. Bachmann the fiscal conservative votes against fiscally conservative policies and places the country she is swore to protect into a political fire storm in which every single person is placed in jeopardy with the exception of Ms. Bachmann herself.

Gee JEB your election prospects in 2016 are looking really grim right now!!

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I really lookforward to hearing from all of you why the fiscally conservative Michelle Bachmann would place the entire country's credit rating at risk for her own political posturing. She is definitely not conservative in this action. She had won the argument and now the Tea Party Movement is placing the entire Republican Party at risk.

All I can say is throw all the Bums out!!!


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    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      7 years ago from Florida


      I respect the fact your opinion differs from mine. Thank you for taking the time to read, comment and to provide feedback and yes, term limits might be a good idea for members of Congress.



      I wish it were that simple but Washington is brain washed into spending money. For instance they will have to appoint a debt reduction committee to decide what will be cut in this country. Idealogically Washington believes they must spend more money in order to save money which makes no sense at all but that is the dysfunction of Congress. Now I would first suggest that all of Congresses personal security, which they have had for over a decade which has been paid by tax payers, be cut. I would also suggest they refund the raises they have given themselves over the last decade which has been about 5% annually. Specifically Michelle Bachmann would have to write a check for approximately 30K as that is about what her yearly raises have totaled. Congress omits the fact they are raising the debt ceiling to cover their salaries and their perks.

      Sadly, the only people left in this country to tax are the wealthy and the middle clss. No one else has anything to take.

      Finally, the Tea Party Movement and Michelle Bachmann do bug Republican women especailly those who are educated. The Tea Party Movement doesn't represent the brilliant women of this country but implore cheap political gimmicks in hopes of getting elected instead of being credible and speak on substantive issues.

      Thank you for reading, taking the time to comment and for providing feedback.


    • kateperez profile image


      7 years ago from pasadena, tx

      I am a republican and relatively conservative yet Michelle Bachmann continues to annoy me to pieces. I don't think she is wise enough to be President. We've already been there and done that.

      It is time for this entire country to wake up. Quit being divisive and start working together to agree on something. I don't want the debt limit raised, and I don't want the "tax the rich" to go through, because I find them both very unseemly and dangerous.

      It's like giving a teenager the keys to the car and a credit card. That is what the voters have done for Washington, gave them the keys to our lives and our livelihoods, and given them a credit card to spend what they will.

      Stop spending money and the debt ceiling won't need to be raised. Stop spending and the deficit will be reduced by paying the bills. Stop spending and the credit limit we currently have will be enough.

      How hard is that? If you ain't got the money, don't try to spend any! I can't ask my neighbor for five hundred dollars to make my house note, why does the government think they can keep asking us to do the same?

    • FitnezzJim profile image


      7 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

      Don't agree with your point, but it is well expressed.

      And who can disagree with that bottom line? Perhaps voters should have a goal of not allowing any elected official to do damage to any one position for more than four years. Keep it as short as possible, and force the politicians to either become acquainted with the various perspectives and responsibilities of local, state, and federal governments, OR move along to a more useful career.


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