Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is a candidate for President and a tax attorney, as she is fond of saying. Her website describes her experience as "five years as a federal tax litigation attorney, working on hundreds of civil and criminal cases." However, that fact didn't seem to help her in on the campaign trail in Iowa on Saturday.
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The Des Moines Register reports that Bachmann, speaking at a campaign appearance in Ottumwa, said "The average amount of taxes that the average family (paid) was 5 percent overall," in 1950, as way of saying that the tax burden in America has gone through the roof.