Michele Bachmann votes to defund AmeriCorps, which her son joined

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Mother knows best.
Rep. Michele Bachmann has voted to defund AmeriCorps, the popular community service organization that her son Harrison opted to join in 2009.

Guess she showed him who's boss.

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Harrison Bachmann went to work for the AmeriCorps program Teach for America in 2009, which specializes in placing educators in troubled schools and communities. Both organizations are run by the National Service Corp.

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Americans helping other Americans out of a jam? Can't be having that, Bachmann once famously said.
I believe that there is a very strong chance that we will see that young people will be put into mandatory service. And the real concerns is that there are provisions for what I would call re-education camps for young people, where young people have to go and get trained in a philosophy that the government puts forward and then they have to go to work in some of these politically-correct forums. As a parent, I would have a very, very difficult time seeing my children do this.

Harrison did it anyway.

But mother knows best.

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The GOP-controlled U.S. House has now voted 235-189 to defund the National Service Corp, for a $373 million savings -- when it passed H.R. 1, the continuing resolution to fund the government through the end of 2011.

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H.R. 1 is the same bill that could defund Big Bird, while making sure NASCAR keeps its Army sponsorship. The Democratic-controlled Senate has yet to take up the measure.

Next Page: Video of Michele Bachmann warning of AmeriCorps "re-education camps"

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Carol123437
Carol123437

This woman is so devoid of intellect, the ability to reason and plain old common sense, she is an embarrassment to my sex. She and Palin are two of a kind. No wonder her son takes the path different from his mother. It is always the dim wits that continue to breed.

If dumb were water, she would rival the pacific.

M.Funkibut
M.Funkibut

Hang on a second here.

I recall when we used to criticize the political class for their nepotosm. How many senator's sons spent the Vietnam war guarding Gary, Indiana [yeah i'm looking at you Qualye]?

And now a Rep dumps on her kid for whatever reason and y'all are hating that too.

It's no wonder those in DC have quit listening - y'all sound as crazy as Bachmann. Make up your damn minds.

BTW, I think Bachmann is a loon and Teach for America a worthwile program. She's gonna close AmeriCorps and six days [or less] later will be bitching about declining test scores.

Marlon
Marlon

she is....ridiculous

Dylanduhnam
Dylanduhnam

I am fiercely loyal to the state that I live in; only Michelle Bachmann can make me embarrassed to be from Minnesota. That crazy witch needs to get out of our northern sanctuary!

Bo Darville
Bo Darville

Breaking news... Child and Parent don't have exact same political beliefs... Details on the City Pages blog... Next up, son of preacher has beer at college frat party... Gasp!

Tglinck
Tglinck

Doesn't anyone remember that her son had set up a web page when he was in college at the U of Minnesota with his gay profile... which as she rose to "fame or infamy" was taken down and then he suddenly went to study in college abroad.... then she said that she pitied anyone whose child would join Americorps.... then he announced that he was joining the corps... sounds like an angry son who is willing to do whatever it takes to humiliate his homophobic mom....

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Now you know why I'm working so hard to defund AmeriCorps. Once my son joined AmeriCorps Barack Obama personally brainwashed him into being a homosexual. This is fact! Glen Beck could prove it to you people! Liberal media! Help! Fear! Horror! Why aren't you more scared America? More teachers mean more homosexuals! This is how Republicans create jobs you stupid liberal idiots!

Bachmann/Palin 2012: We don't need no education!

snowbunny05
snowbunny05

i fear that you are clinically insane.

Jesselamaack
Jesselamaack

hahaha lolol I really hope this is really Michelle Bachmann, otherwise it was a pretty good impression of her feeling on this situation!! :D

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