Michele Bachmann's had her share of government aid + got a "sense" from God to run for office


Michele Bachmann is a huge proponent of shrinkage.

No, no, not that kind (at least, not to my knowledge).  She has repeatedly clamored for a reduction in federal spending, and has relished feeding conservatives a steady diet of "small government" red meat. That would be the same kind of "small government" that aggressively assaults women's reproductive rights by intruding on the privacy of female patients and their doctors, stomping on a woman's legal right to choose, all while destroying what's left of their dignity. That "small government".

Of course, that didn't stop her from accepting a job as a tax collection attorney for the IRS.

Naturally, she couldn't possibly be responsible for anything she does, thinks, or says. Her god takes care of all that for her:

But what's this? Bachmann and her family have benefited personally from government aid? Oh do tell. Via the L.A. Times:

A counseling clinic run by her husband has received nearly $30,000 from the state of Minnesota in the last five years, money that in part came from the federal government. A family farm in Wisconsin, in which the congresswoman is a partner, received nearly $260,000 in federal farm subsidies.

And she has sought to keep federal money flowing to her constituents. After publicly criticizing the Obama administration's stimulus program, Bachmann requested stimulus funds to support projects in her district. Although she has been a fierce critic of earmarks — calling them "part of the root problem with Washington's spending addiction" — the congresswoman nonetheless argued recently that transportation projects should not be considered congressional pork. [...]

For now, Bachmann is declining to answer questions on the topic. Her congressional and campaign staff did not respond to numerous requests for comment.

Maybe her god will answer for her.

And how nice that she's taking Question Avoidance 101 classes from Sharron Angle and Sarah Palin (more of that in the video). Moving on:

"I don't need government to be successful," she proudly told Fox News host Bill O'Reilly in fall 2009...

Um, Michele? If you're running for the highest office in government, you kinda do.

Michele Bachmann: Hypocridiot-O'-The-Day.

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