Michele Bachmann Opposes Boehner Debt Plan: ‘The Premise Is Wrong’

I have to believe that if she wasn't in Iowa running for president but back on the House floor, she would be supporting the Boehner plan. IMO


At a campaign stop in Iowa on Tuesday, presidential candidate Michele Bachmann dealt a high-profile blow to House Speaker John Boehner’s plan to raise the debt ceiling and reduce spending as the nation hurtles toward the Aug. 2 deadline to avoid default.

Speaking to reporters outside a restaurant in Ankeny, Iowa, Bachmann stood by her refusal to vote to raise the debt ceiling.

“The premise is wrong,” Bachmann said of Boehner’s plan, which would tie $1.2 trillion in spending cuts to an immediate increase of $1 trillion in the debt ceiling. The Speaker’s plan would establish a committee to work out additional debt reduction accompanied by another increase in the debt ceiling at a later date

“This Republican will not vote to raise the debt ceiling,” Bachmann said. “My colleagues will have to come to their own conclusion.”

And one of her colleagues, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, predicted on Tuesday that Boehner’s plan did not have enough GOP votes to pass in the House of Representatives. Meanwhile, Democratic leaders acknowledged that few of their members were likely to support the Speaker’s proposal.
Washington Examiner: Paul Ryan endorses the Boehner plan
"I support this reasonable, responsible effort to cut government spending, avoid a default, and help create a better environment for job creation"