Michele Bachmann, the U.S. congressional representative from Minnesota’s 6th district, is well-known for saying things that strike Americans in the middle or on the left of the U.S. political spectrum as inflammatory and pandering. Though her posturing rings true with the most conservative Americans, it has also made her the subject of many a joke.
This week, Bachmann continued her Don Quixote-like campaign against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – known derisively by conservatives as “Obamacare.”
The day after the 113th U.S. Conogress was sworn in, Bachmann proudly announced that she had introduced the first bill of the session, titled “To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.″
This week, Bachmann took to the house floor to rail against the president’s health care reform once again. She claimed that Americans, specifically women, children, and the elderly, are now paying more for less health coverage. She goes on to press her point with some hyperbole, saying,”Let’s repeal this failure before it literally kills women, kills children, kills senior citizens. Let’s not do that. Let’s love people. Let’s care about people. Let’s repeal it now while we can.”
Presumably, someone has convinced Bachmann that the “Obamacare” legislation contains a provision that spares non-elderly men from the legislation’s secret death mandate.