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Michele Bachmann DRILLS Bernanke Wed 2/27/13...

...ala Ron Paul - Too bad she turn-coated him in 2012

Is Bachmann the new Ron Paul in the House Finance Committee?

Before anyone jumps down my throat for asking such a question, you better check out her exchange with Bernanke.

http://youtu.be/NsZaaV5JSEs

Don't worry, I disavowed any allegiance to Bachmann after the 2012 presidential debates when she turned on Dr. Paul like a Benidict Arnold.

I'll never forgive her for that.

But in the process of throwing Dr. Paul under the bus (even after hosting several Town Hall meetings with him in Minnesota), she apparently learned a few things from him about the FED.

Today she really went after Bernanke, and basically left him speechless. It was pretty much a knockout punch!

She skillfully hit him up with very damaging hard numbers which he could not dispute.

If this had been a boxing match, Bernanke would have been laying there punch-drunk on the canvas.

So though it pains me so to do it, I'll have to give Bachmann kudos for this exchange.

http://www.businessinside...



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Oh, so this must be why her

Oh, so this must be why her campaign is suddenly under investigation:
http://news.msn.com/politics/congressional-ethics-office-inv...

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

this is too anti-semitic

she better show up at the AIPAC meeting and kneel before the throne.

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

Numbers dont add up

He said the Fed owns 15% of the debt and foreigners own 50% who owns the rest of the (35%)

Do your best have no expectations

Do you like pie? Search: Chart who owns national debt pie.




Would you like your pie a la mode?

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bigmikedude's picture

All I see in this woman

is an opportunist.

Ms Bachmann, before paying debt of gratitude,how about your own?

------- Faces ------
Dear Ms Bachmann, Candidate "Front Runner" Left Behind, Minnesota Republican

Why are you so quick to wish us to pay a debt to the Fed Reserve Chair monitor? Is he not the cone in charge of mystically creating, indenturing & then collecting National Debt? $16 Trillion is it? Is that $16 Trillion being paid as a gratuity? How much more must we pay? ... Aided & abetted by Iris?

Why are you so skittish to pay your own way? What is this pesky news about your, 'alleged "improprieties" in Michele Bachmann's campaign for her attempted Republican presidential nomination, 201?'

Editor Note: No ethics investigation into 5 state & 1 territory delegation nominations (6 nominations) given to & immediately ignored by the Republican National Committee (RNC) Secretary on the Nomination Convention, Tampa Bay, 2012. Nominations filmed & published nationally, 2012. Nominating forms submitted properly on camera on the convention floor. Then ignored by the RNC.

Respectfully request an ethics investigation. Might elevate to criminal investigation. Perhaps there is more.

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Well, sh*t, at least it's

becoming fashionable to fling poop at the Fed... even if the newbies aren't that savy about it.

Better to shine more light on the situation than not.

What would the Founders do?

I could see where she was

I could see where she was going with it, but she's not smart enough to nail him. The issue is that interest rates would have to go up if we borrowed from foreigners instead of the fed, not whether we could spend at the levels we do without the fed, which we certainly can. Its infuriating to see her attacking Bernanke for the problem she was a part of and Bernanke had nothing to do with. We should end the fed, but it isn't Bernanke's fault congress and Bachmann are irresponsible with other people's money.

Bachmann and Beck - Both Opportunists...

She makes me nauseated, as does Beck. All I can remember is how she pandered to the Christian vote.

It's kind of like you want to believe they are genuine...then you remember their actions. Actions always speak louder than words, which is why I love Ron Paul, and am so willing to flush these two.

Restore the Foundations - "If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?"

ChristianAnarchist's picture

People are waking up...

Is Bachmann waking up? I sure hope so !!! At any rate, this awareness is absolutely because of the Good Doctor. We would NEVER hear this kind of discussion if it were not for Ron Paul nagging these idiots year after year. Now that the system is showing signs of complete collapse, they are taking their "instruction" from the master - and that's GOOD !!!

Beware the cult of "government"...

I agree.

And I'm glad for the discussion. Reading the comments, maybe she didn't get everything right. But she made the general case that the current situation is not sustainable and it's past the time to do something about it. Not everyone is saavy about how things work, but anyone would nod in agreement with her simple example about one's child spending more than was affordable; and her relaying conversations with her constituents is also something that anyone would be able to relate to. So, I thank her for that.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

washington is going to grow into a pimple

on the backside of a jackass.

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

Did She Drill Him With A Corn Dog?

Every time without fail, I immediately think of her taking a bite out of that giant corn dog!

If you haven't seen the picture yet, get ready to laugh....

http://www.businessinsider.com/michele-bachmann-corndog-pict...

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

Her questions were outstanding

I absolutely don't trust her though. Regardless of her ulterior motives, however, I'm very happy she asked these questions. Quite frankly, I'm a bit stunned at the quality of those questions. She cornered Bernanke into lying about how foreigners would buy our debt. Also about the 16 trillion vs 11 trillion in funded liabilities. Also her points about price inflation in food, gas, and medical prices were spot on. And she essentially pinned the blame on Bernanke's policies. Stunning!

But again, I absolutely don't trust her.

Of all the characters in congress

She is one of my favorites, partly because she makes liberals sooooo mad. Also from time to time she goes where few others do, remember how she hit Perry on the merck vaccine scandal even though she got some "conspiratorial" flack for it? I just wish she was on TV more for the entertainment factor. Referring to Obama enacting a "gangster government," that's gold!

Uh NO No no. Not even close

They say there's never a dumb question....
Bachmann is a joke and a distraction to the paths of liberty.
And I hope her daughter actually is in debt.

I watched it all and sadly there was more ass-kissing of...

...Bernenke than there was substantive questioning.

Things like "Mr Chairman we owe you a great debt of gratitude" or

"Thank you Mr. Chairman for coming here and enduring this" or

"Mr Chairman, you saved the country from collapse" etc

I swear there are more idiots in the U.S. House of Representatives than there are stars in the sky.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

I was impressed.

Surprisingly so.

Bachmann is better when she's

Bachmann is better when she's not out trying to out-neocon rick santorum.

Good video Pawnstorm.

She wants to cut foreign aid

She wants to cut foreign aid and opposed military intervention in Libya. She's a lot better than Santorum. She's definitely a little crazy though.

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Okay

THAT brought a smile to my face :)

And I couldn't stand Bachmann in the debates (except when she talked about her efforts for repealing Obamacare).

It would appear Ron has

It would appear Ron has helped turn beating up the Fed into a popular political past time of blame for CYA capital. I do not expect to hear any of these politicians giving any speeches anytime soon about a bill they are introducing repealing legal tender code to sanction currency competition.

Beating up the fed chairman is great political theater but that is about it without legislation to repeal legal tender.

She made a good appearance on this topic years ago, too

The first time I ever heard of Bachmann was when her questioning of the Fed chair was posted here on Daily Paul. That session was pretty darned good, too. Too bad every single time I ever heard from her since then has been pretty awful.

Seems to be a stopped clock - this is the one topic she is tolerable on. Better than nothing, I suppose.

I'm voting for Peace.

She sure isnt no

Ron Paul.

sovereign

Not qualified to carry his water...

just saying.

Restore the Foundations - "If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?"

Bernanke

just flat out lied...flat out.

She asked him why if other countries would be willing to buy the debt, why is the federal reserve doing it? He said that if the fed wasn't doing it other countries would do it in its place.

Flat...out...lie.

If the Fed stopped buying securities...interest rates would rise...and the economy would collapse....and no...more countries would not take up the slack. We're peaked out on other countries buying our debt.....which is why the Fed has to come in to buy more to keep interest rates lower than normal.

Is lance armstrong his distant relative? I think some of the same genes are running through him.

It's almost like he just thinks that congress is too stupid to know any better...and 99.9% of them are.

"If the Fed stopped buying

"If the Fed stopped buying securities...interest rates would rise...and the economy would collapse....and no...more countries would not take up the slack. We're peaked out on other countries buying our debt.....which is why the Fed has to come in to buy more to keep interest rates lower than normal."

I don't think this is true.

Other countries want to buy our debt. That is why the US government and the Fed put limits on how much of our debt can be purchased by foreingers...a side benefit of this is that our currency is not manipulated by foreigners (just Americans!).

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a

Only a dream, but

Maybe the Fed should keep going until they are buying all the debt, and then cut them off at the throat! i.e.; end the Fed, print Treasury dollars and back it up with good and services - not to forget printing without interest.

Good

I would like to see more of this from her.

I agree!

She sucks and is pandering, i had the same exact though, but if we can pull a positive out of this neo-con nut job at least she's pandering for sound money. Could be worse.

edit: oops meant to reply to ctiger2.