Arlen Williams of Gulag Bound asked the Tea Party favorite a broad question about government overreach, Bachmann zeroed in on food regulation overreach in her answer.
She offered as an example New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's efforts to ban Big Gulp drinks. "I'm the mother of five biological kids and 23 foster kids--so we raised 28 kids in our house, Bachmann said. "We would buy the big size just so that we could share it with all of the kids. Now they're going to make me buy more drinks? I mean, this is government gone crazy and people have had enough."
Then she moved on to the president. "And I think it's very telling that under Barack Obama we've seen the wild expansion of the invasive, quote-unquote 'Big Brother' state under his watch." Bachmann did offer that she believed the intentions of the First Lady in regards to the obesity epidemic were well-meaning. Still, she added, "But that that's really a parental issue, isn't it? It's not an issue for the federal government."
The former tax attorney went on to decry the upcoming largest tax increase in history--unless of course the Bush tax cuts are extended or made permanent. Bachmann calls it "the Obama $3,000 tax-hit increase."
Forbes has more on that tax hit.
Of the 2012 general election, the Minnesotan framed the matchup in the form of a question.
"Will we have a Mitt Romney--and not have that $3,000 tax increase per household, or will we have the Obama $3,000 tax increase?"
Michele Bachmann praises Romney at CPAC Chicago, says Obama is an "abject failure"
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