Michele Bachmann worried the IRS might function as Obamacare death panels [VIDEO]

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Bachmann said Minnesotans she speaks with are clamoring for Obama's impeachment.
In the wake of revelations the IRS improperly targeted tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax exempt status during the last election cycle, Michele Bachmann is worried the Obama administration's apparent desire to make life difficult for conservatives might extend into other walks of life.

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Specifically, she's concerned the president and his cronies might deny health care coverage to conservatives once Obamacare is fully implemented.

That's right -- she's worried about those dreaded death panels.

During a news conference yesterday where she stood shoulder-to-shoulder with other tea party leaders in Congress, Bachmann said: "Knowing that the IRS will the enforcing mechanism for [the Affordable Care Act], it's very important to ask: Could there potentially be political implications regarding health care -- access to health care, denial of health care -- will that happen based upon a person's political beliefs or their religiously held beliefs? These questions would have been considered out of bounds a week ago, but today these questions are considered more than reasonable and more than fair for the American people."

"Will our most personal information be used to deny or delay access to health care?" Bachmann continued. "Or could it be possible that our sensitive information could be used to blackmail Americans or even potentially to embarrass Americans?"

Here's video of that portion of her remarks:



Bachmann went on to call the IRS scandal "far worse than Watergate" and said her constituents have actually been clamoring for Obama's impeachment even before the IRS scandal came to light.

"I will tell you, as I have been home in my district, in the Sixth District of Minnesota, there isn't a weekend that hasn't gone by that someone says to me, 'Michele, what in the world are you all waiting for in Congress? Why aren't you impeaching the president? He's been making unconstitutional actions since he came into office,'" she said.

Asked whether she thinks the IRS scandal could actually lead to Obama's impeachment, Bachmann (ironically) added: "We also don't want to jump to conclusions, we want to go where the facts lead us. We aren't interested in creating our own facts."

During a news conference later in the day, Obama insisted he didn't know about the IRS inspector general's report that first shed light on the scandal until it was made public last week.

"Americans have a right to be angry about it, and I'm angry about it," Obama said from the White House.

Asked about Bachmann's "worse than Watergate" allegation, Obama said: "Well, I'll let you guys engage in those comparisons. You can go ahead and read the history I think and draw your own conclusions. My concern is making sure that if there's a problem in the government we fix it."

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shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Somebody please tell her husband to muzzle his bitch.

mohanlon3
mohanlon3

If you are defending anything this ridiculous bitch says, you need to pull your head out of your ass, then go back to first grade and do it all over again.  You are the dog being wagged by the tail, you are the idiot Prol's, you have the brainpower of a slug.  There isn't a point to being nice about it since you likely wouldn't understand it anyway.  Even a broken clock is right twice a day and Michelle doesn't even perform that well.  She is a wingnut religious fruitcake with a hypocrisy lobe the size of Fucking Texas.  Her perception of the world is more bent than a deadhead on fifty hits of orange sunshine, and if anything she says makes sense or appeals to you, go read Lord of the Flies and figure your shit out so the rest of us can welcome you back into society.

LezlieCooterPounder
LezlieCooterPounder

The DFL is going to get a HUGE wake-up call in 2014. The idiots think that the DFL will "own" the House. LOL! The Kenyon-In-Charge is not running for office. Don't expect the blacks nor the Illegals to vote in mid-term elections. These low-information voters realized that the free "shit" that they were promised never happened. And never will. The people who WILL be out voting are the republicans who never voted in the 2012 elections in the first place. They know DAMN VERY WELL  that if they don't vote, the Socialist Nazi Kenyan will have full control of the House and Senate. You stupid dumb fuck Liberals will have a HUGE surprise come 2014 AND 2016. Enjoy the free ride now. Because that free ride  will END sooner than you think. 

Hardley Noel
Hardley Noel

The funny thing about it is the little Pinheads think its going to be Free and Affordable. They're either going to be spending all their extra money to pay for it or while living below the Poverty Level being denied services because of the rationing. When they find out their employer dumped their coverage to pay the fine instead or limited their hours to part-time. Then their on their own with the Government Brand. By the way they better purchase it to or else. Reality will really SUCK.

Keira Kleen
Keira Kleen

Whaaaaaaah ! ! All the little Haters don't like the mean old Congresswomen because they can't get their free Milk and Cookies before bedy-bye time :'-(

vpmdus
vpmdus

I feel a little sorry for Bachmann because she is a self loathing person who is married to a gay man, is surrounded by closeted gay people who contribute money to her campaigns and is trying, pathetically, to work out her personal demons in public office. What truly frightens me are the 2,800 more people in her district who returned her to office rather than the psychiatrists couch where she needs to spend most of her remaining life. In 2014 decent Minnesotans in her district need to put her on ice....permanently. 


chris.jonus
chris.jonus

I would love to know how the ACA(obamacare) is now considered an entitlement program when those that need it have to pay for it?  How is ACA, SS or unemployment an entitlement program?  this woman is bat shite crazy, and I would love to be a fly on the wall at her house and listen to her relative when she leaves the room after a stupid commentary like this.  the leaps the GOP makes in linking health care to the IRS targeting your personal beliefs is simply orwelian....and sad, and pathetic and truely stupid.

Jason Bistodeau
Jason Bistodeau

Sigh...f*** her...just...just f*** her and all her craziness...

Jeff Skinner
Jeff Skinner

Worse than Watergate?.. wow. Bachmann proves once again that someone else did her middle school assignments.

Kent Klinger
Kent Klinger

That's what you voted for wasn't it, Free Stuff. You sure didn't vote for Prosperity with Obama did you ? Women wanted their Free Abortions. I'm a poor example ? I'm not the advocate for the termination of inconvenient Americans. You Lefties are disgusting . Why Sluts ? How about because of your irresponsible sex habits and then expecting someone else to pick up the tab.

Eva Chavarria Hunter
Eva Chavarria Hunter

Just watched the pitiful Michele Bachmann's Op-ed 'Reform Begins With Repeal Of ObamaCare' She's a complete disgrace to MN

ChazDanger
ChazDanger topcommenter

Yeah okay Crazy eyes, We'll get to your accusation after we have finished debunking all the rest of your tin foil hat theories.  I'm sure you'll try to eliminate the Affordable Care Act for the 37th time in congress.  Try and Try again. Bachmann Fail.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

Obamacare calls for adding up to two million new users, adding no new doctors, but 16,000 new IRS agents. Who's bat shit crazy now, fuckers?

mohanlon3
mohanlon3

@LezlieCooterPounder is a weak argument generating asshat.  They've been saying "the south will rise again" too for some time...  The Repugnicant party and the Democraps are all a bunch of power mongers buying and selling you like a bitch.  BIG SURPRISE, neither party gives a flying fuck about you if you aren't a millionaire.  But go ahead and let them sell you down the river as long as they are white and look good in a suit.

ChazDanger
ChazDanger topcommenter

@Hardley Noel Nice Hat you're wearing, is that made of aluminum?  You didn't state one fact, Just assumptions that have been fed to you by your news network or closed minded friends network.  Your reality must suck

LezlieCooterPounder
LezlieCooterPounder

@chris.jonus

"the leaps the GOP makes in linking health care to the IRS targeting your personal beliefs is simply orwelian...."

Then explain this:

Sarah Hall Ingram

She was in charge of the IRS unit that targeted conservatives. NOW she is in charge of the IRS office that will be responsible for enforcing Obamacare. (Pssst: Don't tell anyone, but she received over $100,000 in bonuses when she got her new job). 

And you think we should trust this Administration? It's the same old story: Lies, deceit, denial, and blaming others for failed policies. As Eric Holder said today, :""I Don't Know Who Did What; I Just Know It's Not My Fault"


chrisfl
chrisfl

@Kent Klinger This is barely english.

thomas
thomas

@Kent Klinger Whats the deal with conservatives capitalizing random letters? Is it because you're massively uneducated or do you think it makes you look smart? Is it an enunciation thing?

Oh and by the way you're a complete piece of garbage who has no idea what he's talking about. You're a loser and you'll always be a loser. Do everyone a favor and shut up. Nobody cares what you think about anything except maybe people looking to be failures at life.

mohanlon3
mohanlon3

@Kent Klinger a trucker with an 8th grade vocabulary and the social awareness of a slug.  Good thing you don't decide public policy, now go take your pseudo-moralistic bullshit and shove it up your ass with your speed habit and your lot lizards. 

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

Anyone who fights for Obamacare is not only a disgrace to wherever they're from, they're a disgrace to humanity as well. If you were pro-humanitarian, you'd be for innovation instead of stagnation.

LezlieCooterPounder
LezlieCooterPounder

@ChazDangerThe Nazi regime: Senior Treasury officials were made aware in June 2012 that investigators were looking into complaints from tea party groups that they were being harassed by the Internal Revenue Service, a Treasury inspector general said Friday, disclosing that Obama administration officials knew there was a probe during the heat of the presidential campaign.

And Obama didn't know about this? Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@mingtran  I'm afraid its still Michele Bachmann and the rest of the dumbfucks known as the Republican Party.   See sensible adults in America see the need for everyone to have access to healthcare while using the power of the federal government to keep healthcare costs as low as possible, that's what Obamacare does.  Dumbasses like you who are easily tricked by Fox News don't understand Obamacare and are too stupid to actually learn about something you don't understand.  Obamacare will hurt healthcare corporations profits so they spend lots of money tricking stupid people like you into thinking that Obamacare is a bad thing.  Requiring everyone to pay for healthcare if they can afford it is the whole concept of Obamacare and it has everything to do with common sense and personal responsibility.   I hope you know you have lost.  See you are incredibly stupid and people know it.  That's why Dems have won the Presidential popular vote in 5 out of 6 elections.   Gay marriage and universal healthcare are the start.   You aren't smart enough to stop progress stupid.  Keep raging in your Fox News fantasy world, no one gives a shit what you think.

chris.jonus
chris.jonus

the ACA is more innovating than ANYTHING the GOP has been able to put forth thus far, in fact, they only cry about repeal, but have yet to offer up an alternative to the increasing problem, they would rather vote symolicly 37 times for the repeal, instead of actually working on legislation that "might" be better.....the GOP ire all posers.....hypocritical posers.  no, actually, they are hypocritical posers with a conpirocy theory chaser.....do they ever listen to what they say?  they sound completely out of touch and off the reservation to me.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

By whom? Even if the numbers were two million new users, no new doctors, and 16 new IRS agents that'd still be assinine. Only stupid people fight for their own limitations.

LezlieCooterPounder
LezlieCooterPounder

@MicheleBachmann "Obamacare will hurt healthcare corporations profits". Yep, and when their profits go down, they will pay their employees less, which will prevent people from getting into the medical profession altogether (you honestly think someone is going to go to school for 10+ years to become a doctor so they can earn $40,000 a year? Riiiiiiight.). Then with less people working in the industry, and with the influx of millions of new patients, expect a 3-week wait to see a doctor when you stub your toe. If you think Obamacare is so fucking great, why don't you ask any person who works in the healthcare field what THEY think of it. They will tell you: EPIC FUCKING FAIL!!!!!

zorromcgee
zorromcgee

@mingtran the foreign rich come here to see doctors you cannot afford-not to access our health insurance. every top 30 nation pays less for healthcare than we do and gets better results. if our health care is so great-why are we at the bottom in life expectancy and infant mortality? 

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

Just because I don't agree with you doesn't mean I'm a card carrying GOP member. US innovation in healthcare will fall due to massive bureaucratic boondoggelry just like anywhere that has it in Europe or anywhere else. Mega rich foreigners get their healthcare here because they don't trust their system's shortcomings. We have the best care in the world with the most treatment options...until next year.

LezlieCooterPounder
LezlieCooterPounder

@Onan And neither does the Administration who designed it. There is a fucking REASON why one of the authors of the ACA resigned.  

zorromcgee
zorromcgee

@mingtran well hopefully you will have health insurance so if you get hit by a bus and go into a coma I don't have to pay for it.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

I don't go to the dr and haven't for a long time. Where in your count do me and others fall in?

zorromcgee
zorromcgee

@mingtran are you under the impression that the 2 million newly insured have never been to a doctor? They have been getting free medical care at Emergency Dpts paid for bu you-now they will have to buy insurance so you don't have to pay for it. get it now?

Onan
Onan

@mingtran You just don't understand how the ACA is supposed to work, do you? More's the pity.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

1300 new IRS agents is more than the 16 I mentioned earlier...all while adding up to two million new users and no new doctors. Assinine

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@chris.jonus Honestly there is no point giving facts to Republicans.  Stupid bigots like ming aren't convinced by facts or logic, he's just a stupid evil shithead.   I would suggest more insults and rudeness when responding to him.  He's a stupid evil person incapable of a real debate.  He spouts Fox News nonsense and immature unfunny insults  exclusively.  Republicans are bad stupid people, he is a prime example. 

chris.jonus
chris.jonus

Bylike everyone!  TIme magazine, new your tyimes, FACTCHECK.org.....name a new agency(except FOX) and they have discredited it.  http://www.factcheck.org/2010/03/irs-expansion/    People like you are the problem, who blindly go about life without the facts, parroting the stupidty of others.

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