Bachmann: ‘We Need To Start Literally Banging Garbage Lids Together’ Against Health Care Bill

March 10, 2010 5:50 a.m.

During an appearance on a right-wing Internet radio show on Monday, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) called upon voters who oppose the health care bill to get loud.

“Well I couldn’t agree with you more, as to the timing and the sense of urgency,” Bachmann told a caller to the show, Hot Tea Radio. “That’s why with everything within us we need to start literally banging garbage lids together, to create enough noise so that our neighbors and our co-workers realize where the time clock is at this point, because the second hand is literally banging up against 11:59 on the clock on freedom when it comes to health care.”

Bachmann also ventured into the same area of discussion as the “death panels,” warning that the health care bill is really a plot to have the government seize the money involved in health care and then cut off treatment for the elderly.

“But even more importantly, government is desperate for more tax revenue, and that’s what they’re looking to do — bring more tax revenue in,” said Bachmann. “And that’s another reason why they want to own your health care, because they want to be able to shut off your access to health care, so that they don’t have to pay for it. Because remember in the health care bill, they’re going to cut $500 billion out of Medicare, and that’s why senior citizens are so nervous right now, because they realize they’re looking at rationing and cutting off care in the future.”

(Via the Minnesota Independent)

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