Michele Bachmann compares subsidized health care to crack cocaine

She also recently said dying from Obamacare is "the greatest fear that Americans have," so, as always, we'd take her words with a grain of blow.
Michele Bachmann isn't upset the federal government has shut down over Congress' never-ending Obamacare squabble, because, in her view, the situation is akin to a drug dealer running dry, preventing a junkie from getting their next fix.

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Asked during an interview yesterday why she thinks Senate Democrats have thus far refused to negotiate with Obamacare-hating House Republicans, Bachmann said, "I think the reason is because President Obama can't wait to get Americans addicted to the crack cocaine of dependency on more government health care."

Then, referring to Democrats, Bachmann offered up a quote which makes us wonder whether she was hitting the powder herself prior to the interview.

"All they want to do is buy love from people by giving them massive government subsidies," she said.

Not only does Bachmann think Obamacare is like crack, but she also stands by her statement -- mocked by Obama himself last week -- that the Affordable Care Act "literally kills women, kills children, kills senior citizens."

"You bet this can happen," Bachmann said during a Friday interview with Wolf Blitzer. "That is what I'm worried about. Not just me, people all across the United States. So this is literally an issue of life and death. I don't want to be proved right."

In fact, polling shows a plurality of Americans "blame congressional Republicans for a government shutdown," and a majority agree Congress should approve a budget and end the damn thing. We'd wager that's a higher percentage than those who are worried about being put down by the government once Obamacare is fully implemented.

Then again, since she isn't running for office again next year, Bachmann can pretty much say anything she wants these days. The next year should be fun!

h/t -- Huffington Post

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