March 22nd, 2010
05:40 PM ET
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Bachmann introduces bill to repeal health care reform

'The American people won't ever forget the irresponsible actions of this Administration and Democratic Majority,' Rep. Bachmann said Monday announcing her bill.
'The American people won't ever forget the irresponsible actions of this Administration and Democratic Majority,' Rep. Bachmann said Monday announcing her bill.

Washington (CNN) – Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minnesota, has introduced a bill to repeal Democrats' health care reform legislation, her office announced Monday.

President Obama and Democrats in Congress "have ignored the will of the people and have chosen to ram through their trillion-dollar health care bill despite the American people's overwhelming objection to it," Bachmann said in a written statement.

Despite the long odds of repeal, several prominent Republicans - including former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and House Minority Whip Eric Cantor - have joined the chorus of those calling for the bill to be overturned.

Bachmann said "the American people won't ever forget the irresponsible actions of this Administration and Democratic Majority."

Soon after passage of the historic bill Sunday night in the House, Sen. Jim DeMint, R-South Carolina, also announced plans to seek to repeal the health care reform legislation.

Updated 6:49 p.m.: A spokesman for the Democratic National Committee has responded to Republican calls to repeal Democrats' health care reform legislation. “While Democrats have delivered reform that will make care more affordable and reliable, Republicans would allow insurance companies to continue to charge whatever they wanted for care and take it away when you got sick," DNC national press secretary Hari Sevugan said in a written statement. "Republicans may finally have a plan, but it quite literally is plan to go backwards, and that’s not one we can afford.”

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  1. sean

    The will of the people was ignored when we went to war in Iraq. You republicans cannot use that argument. The will of the people you represent is limited only by the depth of their coffers. I hope the pundits are wrong and the democrats keep whooping your sorry butts. Do something for America instead of yourselves. Notice, I did not say the war on terror, which is a fantastic idea.

    March 22, 2010 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  2. claudetx

    I support Health Care Reform!!

    March 22, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  3. BJ

    I'm from Minnesota and totally embarrassed that Bachmann is from my state. She doesn't even have a clue she is being used – another Palin – doesn't know when to keep her mouth shut. Wishful thinking she'll move to one of those southern states and be a politician there – they are doing SO well. Someone should let her know that there are many many people in this country that were ready for reform rather than a war.

    March 22, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  4. Doug,lib jersey

    There is not a single Democrat in all of America that god will look more kindly upon than Michele Bachmann. The moral less narcissist libs would like to forget that.

    Ignorant or evil, that's it, only two reasons for one to be a Democrat in America today!

    March 22, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  5. ZachE

    President Bush and Republicans in Congress "have ignored the will of the people and have chosen to ram through their trillion-dollar war against Iraq despite the American people's overwhelming objection to it,"
    . . .
    Bachmann said "the American people won't ever forget the irresponsible actions of this Administration and Republican Majority."

    March 22, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  6. richp the poconos

    We no longer need to be concerned with being attacked by Muslim extremists, we have republicans on one side and democrats on the other, both are destroying this Republic in record time, between the wars, jobs and now health care we should crash about mid November.

    March 22, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  7. Nick

    So they expect Obama to agree to repeal his own bill? What planet do these people live on? Bachmann and DeMint are legitimate fools. But Romney is the saddest of the bunch; a smart guy who is pretending to be dumb in order to placate the uninformed masses. Very sad.

    March 22, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  8. Justin

    Bachmann buys first-class ticket to irrelevance.

    March 22, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  9. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Oh My, isn't she just so special!

    March 22, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  10. Paul in ABQ

    This right wing crank is correct about one thing: "the American people won't ever forget the historic and herioc actions of this Administration and Democratic Majority." R.I.P G.O.P!!

    March 22, 2010 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  11. Karen

    Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minnesota needs to be voted out of office. This woman makes the craziest of crazies look sane!

    March 22, 2010 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  12. CJ

    Who would want to listen or see this woman! The people will never forget that the republicans did not lift a finger only their middle finger to the people.

    March 22, 2010 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  13. J Farrow

    Can't wait to see the Republicans try it! This will make them look even more anti-middle class than they already are. Trying to repeal the new healthcare overhaul bill will make for terrific media viewing!

    March 22, 2010 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  14. lolly

    michele crazy eyes ... wars over babe
    YOU LOST IT ALL
    Dems just need a WTSherman to burn their Atl down so they gt the message

    March 22, 2010 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  15. Mr. Deeds

    How does she know what the American people want? I never received a phone call from her office asking me how I felt about this.

    The point: she's just pissed because she didn't get her way. Right or wrong nobody trusts these people anymore. They all lie for their own agenda. Such "tools" we have representing the people.

    March 22, 2010 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  16. Pat

    Too bad the bill couldn't have been rammed through your big mouth, Michelle. Or is it another orifice that you speak through after all those facelifts? Did your government health plan pay for your surgery?

    March 22, 2010 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  17. RN

    You lost. Stop crying about it and move on.
    The republicans have been pushing everyone around – apparently having forgotten that they lost the election and they lost in the health care fight. What did they contribute? Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
    They refused to come to the debate and openly consider doing something For the American people. They have been all about power and greed and doing something To the American people.
    People like Bachmann need to go back and crawl under a rock. Maybe they will try to leave the union and form a tax free state- no taxes, no health care, no gun laws, and we can check back in a few years to see how they are doing.
    What a bunch of sore losers.

    March 22, 2010 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  18. Anonymous

    I think Michelle Bachman and Sarah Palin ought to run together in 2012. Between the two of them they represent every idiot redneck on the planet, which seems to be a growing majoriy!

    March 22, 2010 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  19. Griff

    This is the same woman who compared the Tea Party movement to the "Charge of the Light Brigade", right?

    Onward cometh the lunatics.

    March 22, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  20. Chris

    It is all grandstanding. They don't mean anything they say. Just a lot of stuff to appease the loons.

    March 22, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  21. Eric

    Imagine an America where Rep. Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, and Rep. Cantor decided the nation's fate... They'd rip up the U.S. Constitution to shreads, declare war on over 1 billion muslims, begin waterboarding moderate Republicans, and turn the keys to the federal treasury over to the healthcare insurance mafia while the rest of America suffered under the boot of their myopic ideology.

    March 22, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  22. MR. AMERICA

    "the American people won't ever forget the irresponsible actions of this Administration and Democratic Majority."

    And we haven't forgotten the GOP BS over the last 8 years either, lady. You twit.

    March 22, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  23. michael

    this bill was made by the people and for the people. it was also jointly developed by both democrats and republicans. we're tired of hearing your lies and constant disinformation

    March 22, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  24. DAVE

    You have to pass a bill and have the president sign it.

    Good luck.

    March 22, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  25. Hank Chase

    The Representative seemingly has NO contact with reality

    March 22, 2010 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
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