November 3rd, 2010
08:52 PM ET
12 years ago

Bachmann sounds off on spending, won't identify specific cuts

(CNN) - Fresh off a victory Tuesday in her hotly contested and closely watched re-election bid, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minnesota, refused to identify specific cuts to the federal budget while, at the same time, criticized what she called "over-the-top" spending for an upcoming presidential trip.

When asked in an interview that airs Wednesday on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360° whether she would support cuts to Social Security and Medicare, Bachmann slammed the White House for the costs of President Obama's forthcoming trip to India.


Filed under: 2010 • issues • Michele Bachmann
soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. Dave

    Please... The only people dumber than Bachmann are the dolts that elect her into office. They get what they deserve – a petulant child who is only good at running her giant mouth without engaging her tiny brain.

    The GOP invented deficits and don't say a word when their people are running them through the roof. Now, when the Dems are in charge, deficits are the worst thing since cancer. Their hypocrisy is stunning, if not amusing. Like Bachmann, the rest of the GOP raills against spending, but they can't identify anything they will cut. This is old news. They don't want to get pigeon-holed and called out on their ineptitude and the public and the media lets them off the hook.

    November 4, 2010 08:05 am at 8:05 am |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    The devil is a woman and her name is Michelle Bachmann. Here we go with the empty promises from the campaign. You want to cut spending, but won't specify what you will cut. I guess it was a good sound byte and talking point on the campaign trail.

    November 4, 2010 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  3. abe

    Bachmann should worry about the things the country is going through instead of worrying about the presidents trip to India. she sounds so ridiculous that a president con not go overseas for a meeting and take prominent business people to give ideas and get ideas how we can do more business with other countries. I think Bacmann should use her energy into something meaningful instead of blaming the president and sound like the rest of her counter parts. You just see this deep hatred of our president. The Republicans should become a party of compromise but not of destruction. God Bless our country.

    November 4, 2010 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  4. diridi

    she does not know a darn thing....he wants to sell Boeing, and bring jobs back.....o.k. Wants to work on exports...from USA!!!
    Did she cry when Bush went and left huge deficit.....?????????????????????????

    November 4, 2010 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  5. Lynda/Minnesota

    Only her constituents from the 6th District here in Minnesota know why they voted her back in. Nothing has changed with Bachmann. She has been missing in action for the past 2 years. Looks like a repeat for the next two. Somehow I don't think that a continued barrage against Obama will bring forth jobs to her District, or our Nation.

    It also looks as if the GOPer/TeaPers are ready to attack Social Security. Never say you weren't warned, folks. GOPers weren't shy when they campaigned on SS cuts.

    November 4, 2010 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  6. Rick McDaniel

    She obviously does not know that much about the budget, overall. Still, Obama didn't either, when he went into office.

    November 4, 2010 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  7. Sniffit

    She can't do specifics because Bachman is nothing more than a racist mouthpiece of the GOP who just parrots over and over that Obama is evil.

    November 4, 2010 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  8. FM

    People are going to regret why they put these GOPers back to power. The same dancing as before will continue until their time is over. What a waste!

    November 4, 2010 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  9. Cosmo

    Bachmann" refused to identify specific cuts to the federal budget while, at the same time, criticized what she called "over-the-top" spending for an upcoming presidential trip."

    He that's what the GOP does best, critcize the opposition in order to make cheap political points but offer nothing of substance. She and the rest of the obruction brigade better be ready to deliver, and fast. Michele, you and you party have 18 monts to solve this country's economic problems or you will be tossed out of office (again). So get out the axe ans start chopping that spending. LET'S SEE THE LIST!

    November 4, 2010 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  10. slavedriver

    I am glad the dems are gone but really are we any better off?

    November 4, 2010 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
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