...Bachmann had harsh words for the EPA, which she called the “job-killing agency of America.”
“I intend to bring back true change, true hope, by repealing the tax code and dramatically cutting spending and I’m going to start with the Environmental Protection Agency,” she said, eliciting cheers from her tea party audience. “I am so happy you agree, because I intend to turn out the lights and lock the doors.”
She spoke similarly of the Department of Education, which she said then-President Jimmy Carter created as a “payoff to a union”:
So this is what I would do. I would pass a mother of all repeal bills for education, get rid of all of the unfunded mandates that the federal government puts on our local schools — making it very difficult for schools to be effective. … I would have a very busy day, a very busy day. ‘Cause I first have to make a trip to the EPA and after that, I have to go to the Department of Education because I also have to shut the lights off and lock the doors over there, as well.
The Department of Education doesn't educate anyone. It exists solely to funnel money to the AFT, the NEA and other teachers' unions, which inevitably hand much of that cash back to Democrats. It ceaselessly battles school choice. And its officials publicly admit they could care less about educating children: they're in it for the power and money.
The EPA doesn't do anything for the environment. In fact, its odious legacy began in 1972 when it contributed directly to the needless deaths of tens of millions in the third world through an unlawful and unconscionable ban of DDT. Today it exists only as an unelected cadre of Soviet-style bureaucrats who shutter businesses for reasons both specious and ridiculous.
Both of these agencies need to be nuked from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
Bachmann also describes the outrageous growth of the virus-like fourth branch of government:
Bachmann, who criticized President Barack Obama's handling of the recovery from the Great Recession and vowed to shrink the size of the federal government, said just electing another Republican won't help - she's the Republican who will make the difference... "You can put a Republican in there to manage big government, but you're not going to have America as the prosperous big dog in the world again if you do that."
She vowed to go to Washington to cut federal spending and get the nation's economic house in order... "We're going to be turning a lot of lights off and locking a lot of doors in Washington, D.C.," the Minnesota Republican said.
..."The president has failed on unemployment," Bachmann said. "After the president passed the stimulus we saw millions of jobs in the private sector go away."
At the same time, she said, "hundreds of thousands" of government jobs were added. Those federal jobs, she said, have average wages and benefits of $123,000 while the average for private sector jobs is $61,000.
Oh, and did I mention the out-of-control Labor Department, whose National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is doing its best to destroy America's right-to-work culture?
Halfway through the meeting, Gov. Nikki Haley made an unexpected appearance and asked Bachmann about the National Labor Relations Board, which has filed a complaint against Boeing...
...The aircraft maker recently opened a $750 million plant in North Charleston, South Carolina's largest industrial investment.
The NLRB alleges the plant was built in South Carolina, a right to work state, to avoid unionized labor in Washington state...
...Bachmann also said she would only appoint pro-growth members to the NLRB.
Asked about immigration, Bachmann said the nation needs to secure the nation's southern border... "I would build the barrier or fence. Every mile, every yard, every inch of that southern border needs to be covered," she said.
Everything Michele Bachmann says makes sense.
We need a true conservative in office if we are to begin unwinding the catastrophic damage to the Constitution that the last 80 years of Democrat-Statist policies have wrought.
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