Michele Bachmann And The Triple-Dip

Posted by | July 7, 2010 23:44 | Filed under: Top Stories

by The River Wanders

No, the triple-dip isn’t a fancy gymnastic move; it’s a financial manuever. Although she repeatedly decries “Big Government,” Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has found a way to get three sources of income from the very government she despises.

First, there’s a paycheck from her job as Congressional representative in Minnesota’s 6th district – remember, she hates big government but chooses to be a part of it.

Second, she collects over $200k in farm subsidies for her family’s agriculture operation – again, please remember how much she hates the way government takes care of people (she’s a big proponent of “repealing” the health care bill).

Third, in yet another family business – Bachmann and Associates, Inc., a Christian counseling service – Bachmann has claimed nearly another $30k in “big government” payouts. And never mind that annoying separation of church-and-state detail; that doesn’t apply to the Bachmanns. The representative’s husband, Dr. Marcus Bachmann, has announced publicly on several occasions that the counseling facility is strongly Christian-centered and that “Jesus Christ is the Almighty Counselor.” Counselors employed by the facility are also members of the clergy.

If Michele Bachmann hates government, why does she work so hard to be a part of it? And why doesn’t she step out of the “government handout line” instead of staying in and keeping her hand out?

Hypocrite: the man who murdered both his parents…pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.  ~Abraham Lincoln

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By: TheRiverWanders

Independent parent, aspiring author and generally good egg with an occasional foul temper whose deepest curiosities lie in psychology, law, government, history, equal rights, animal rights and child development. Progressive. Allergic to stupid.

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