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Michele Bachmann: Glenn Beck Can Solve Our Financial Problems


Andy Birkey of the Minnesota Independent reports that speaking to a group of about 200 South Carolina Republicans, Bachmann called the tax code "a weapon of mass destruction," and said, "We need to get rid of the blood-sucking tax code. It's got to go, just scrap the current tax code."

Bachmann also addressed social issues, declaring that "the bureaucrats now hate our values; there's a war on marriage, a war on family, a war on fertility all while funding and promoting abortion."

We don't need political correctness because most fundamentally I believe the building block of the family is what the government needs to do right now and support two-parent families as the foundation of our economic and social policy.

Birkey writes:

The problem is our health care welfare spending which is out of control," she said. "The good news is we can solve this problem. It needs to be a market based approach."

She offered up a somewhat non-traditional solution: "We need to simply tell people the facts, like Glenn Beck, with that chalkboard, that man can explain anything. I think if we give Glenn Beck the numbers, he can solve this."

Bachmann also accused President Obama of being too "politically correct": "Our Peace Prize-winning president is very busy bowing these days to kings. He is bending down to dictators, and he is brown-nosing the elites that are in Europe, and he's babying the jihadists who are following Sharia-compliant terrorism."

Via Steve Benen.