Michele Bachmann wants you to believe that she’s fiscally responsible. She wants you to believe that she and the Republican Party had nothing to do with the economy. She wants you to believe that the stimulus package was a waste of money and didn’t save jobs. She wants you to believe that raising the debt ceiling right now would be bad and she’s never voted for a raise.
She’s lying on all points.
Back in April, she voted for Ryan’s budget – the one that changes Medicare and lowers the rich tax rate to 25% (10% down from the 35% they pay now). The Budget wasn’t balanced – the tax cuts would add more to the deficit than they would “save”. (You can’t cut income and revenue and pay off debt, it just doesn’t happen.) If Ryan’s budget had passed the Senate, it would’ve necessitated the raising of the debt ceiling.
That’s not fiscally responsible.
Here’s something else (I’m going through her voting record):
Bachmann voted against the Pay As You Go resolution. The one that states: ”Vote to pass Title IV of the resolution that amends Rule XXI to require that any tax cuts must be offset by either a different tax increase or spending cut, and to require certain listings of congressional earmarks and limited tax and tariff benefits.”
See, apparently, she doesn’t understand how fiscal responsibility works. You can’t cut revenue without cutting spending.
I’m going to stop here. I’m going to go through her votes. I know this woman shouldn’t be President, but I think the rest of the country needs to know it.