Bachmann: Obama Has Created a 'Nation of Slaves'

Rep's running with health reform=slavery
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2010 9:01 AM CDT
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. addresses a Tea party rally at Freedom Plaza in Washington, Thursday, April 15, 2010.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(Newser) – Looks like the far right is running with this health care reform-as-slavery meme. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann accused President Obama of “turning our country into a nation of slaves,” this weekend at a conservative summit in Denver, Politico reports. She was riffing on a quote from Revolutionary War poet John Jay, who declared that “posterity shall never reproach us with having brought slaves into the world.”

Bachmann cited health care reform as the Democrats’ greatest sin, and said it, along with the Democrats’ other moves, amounted to “tyranny.” She then laid out her dream Republican agenda, anticipating a GOP takeover of the House. “We pare back welfare to the truly needy, for the truly disabled, because yes, we can make that determination,” she said. “Close and secure American borders, cut the budget … then we massively cut spending first, then we cut taxes.”

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