Michele Bachmann Discusses Lame Duck Congress, Tax Bill, Budget, START
Michele Bachmann goes "On the Record" with Greta Van Susteren to discuss the Lame Duck congress still at work and Tea Party disappointment over GOP concessions in tax cuts, START, and "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Venting her frustration over the Democrats waiting until so late to pass important bills such as the budget bill, Greta asked whether the Republicans will get things done on time next year when they have control of the agenda. Bachmann responded, Yes, we will and under budget!"
On what Michele Bachmann thought the TEA Party's reaction to the tax cut compromise was:
"I think that there is a division of opinion, but I think for the most part, the TEA Party was not in favor of the tax compromise, primarily because it wasn't paid for. That was the main concern they had, and when you're looking at the 2% cut to the employee share of the payroll, that's an immediate $111 billion dollar deficit that was blown open in the Social Security Trust Fund, and that's not good because that means you have to go to the general treasury to get that money to pay those checks, which means instantaneous deficit spending."
Bachmann discusses more in the clip below: