Monday, December 31, 2012
"We have a spending problem in our country and we should be looking for areas to cut spending," Bachmann said ... "we should not increase government spending and add to the debt burden by giving members of Congress a pay raise."
In what will more than likely be the last legislative action Michele Bachmann will make as a representative of the Stillwater area, the Sixth District Congresswoman on Monday introduced legislation that would rescind the portion of President Barack Obama’s executive order that gives members of Congress a pay raise. “I am calling on my colleagues in the House and Senate to rescind President Obama’s executive order that gives members of Congress a pay raise,” Bachmann wrote in a statement. “This executive order was not requested by Congress and we should reject it. We have a spending problem in our country and we should be looking for areas to cut spending. At a time when families across the country are cutting back we should not increase …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Sixth District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann released a statement on the latest unemployment numbers today saying" President Obama’s tax and spend policies continue to explode the debt and cloud the country with uncertainty."
Sixth District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann released the following comments regarding the latest unemployment numbers reported today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: “Millions of Americans have left the workforce in the last four years, yet the unemployment rate today is virtually identical to what it was when President Obama took office. We are simply not creating jobs quickly enough. 7.7 percent unemployment means that millions of people are entering the holiday season without a paycheck. President Obama’s tax and spend policies continue to explode the debt and cloud the country with uncertainty. We are currently facing the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression, and it’s time for the President and Senate Democrats …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Minnesota voters young and old used Twitter to talk about their Minnesota Election decisions, particularly on the proposed Marriage Amendment.
We followed a few common topics around the Twin Cities, including both sides of the Minnesota Marriage Amendment vote, and found what people were talking about on social media this Election Day. A reminder, though, that Tweeting a photo of your ballot, filled out, is stongly discouraged by the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office. Take a look.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney duked it out in Denver, CO.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney duked it out tonight in their first presidential debate in Denver, Colorado. Patch live-blogged the debate, which featured the candidates touching on domestic issues like health care, PBS funding, and America's energy sources. You can watch the entire debate on YouTube Politics. Some of the points that resonated with our live-blog panelists were split on who came out on top: Here's a sampling of responses on Twitter:
Friday, June 1, 2012
Some Robbinsdale Cooper High School students performed for the president on their last day of school.
President Barack Obama greeted an enthusiastic crowd on Friday at Honeywell in Golden Valley while on a quick trip through the Twin Cities. The crowd of at least 200 arrived with smiles and cameras in hand. The audience, which was mostly made up of Honeywell employees, waited for the President to speak from the floor they work on every day. "It's not often you get to see the president at work," Rich Pearson, a Honeywell employee from Vadnais Heights, said with a chuckle. "There has been a lot of excitement about his arrival all week. Everybody has been talking about it." Obama spoke to the crowd from a podium that was just feet away from heavy pieces of machinery Honeywell uses to create gadgets used to promote energy efficiency. "It's an …
While visiting Golden Valley based Honeywell Friday afternoon, the president urged Congress to pass legislation that would create a Veteran Job Corps, which would help veterans find jobs as police officers, firefighters and in other service industries.
On a day when the nation's unemployment rate increased—and stocks plummeted—President Barack Obama said he wants more job opportunities for veterans. He spoke to a crowd of people Friday on the factory floor of Honeywell in Golden Valley. Obama urged Congress to pass legislation that would create a Veterans Job Corps, which would help veterans find jobs as police officers, firefighters and in other service industries. “I believe that no one that fights for this country should have to fight for a job when they return home,” Obama told the crowd. “Men and women that have served in the military have incredible skills that any company could benefit from.” According to the United States Department of Labor, the unemployment rate for veterans …
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
A daily roundup of news, and commentary on U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann.
Despite causing a new medical debate on the debilitating nature of migraines Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann is still enjoying a view from the top. Polls have her pulling away in her “home state” of Iowa. The latest info released by the Conservative Journal Blog’s “research” team. Bachmann on Tuesday took some time on her tour of South Carolina, site of an important 2012 primary, to address the migraine issue raised by various news outlets, including The Daily Caller. Bachmann told reporters the headaches were a “non-issue” for her, and that she was taking medication that kept her on track. Reports were that the headaches—known in Minnesota for sidelining popular Minnesota Viking Percy Harvin from time to time—have never rendered her …