I agree. She is such a state's rights advocate that she would define all those government services you mentioned as signs of 'big government waste'. Chop, chop. She would probably attempt to pare down the federal government. She's so pro-homeschooling that I wouldn't be surprised if the Dept of Education was on her fantasy chopping block as well. "Give power to the local communities" sounds real nice until you realize that real economic disparities exist and opportunities/resources aren't equally distributed across this fair land of ours. Michelle B is delusional if she thinks she represents Americans as a whole.
I think that President Obama understands that the federal government can be more efficient and that reforms need to take place in times of economic distress, but the GOP approach of 'slash and burn' is NOT creating jobs and is certainly not beneficial to the welfare of this nation. Trimming waste is very important. Streamlining bureaucracies has been one of the president's goals. The fact that Bachmann and people like her fail to see the cost of medical care skyrocketing and bankrupting families also shows how out of touch they are with real people trying to pay 'out-of-pocket' because health insurance isn't easy to obtain or affordable. On a personal level, I have medical coverage but a high deductible...meaning I will have to take money out of savings for the $700 it cost my college age son to have an xray of his wrist and elbow...darn skateboard.
I have no idea how this woman got elected in the first place. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Scarily (is that a word?) because there are SO MANY idiots out there.
Michelle Bachmann likes to lie, and she lies "big". fact check. As a christian, shouldn't she pay attention to the Bible's restrictions against lying?
Of course, her fellow wannabe president Newt Gingrich, also big on the "Christian" thing, considered his own adultery OK while going after Clinton for his. Of course, his adultery was because he felt so passionate about America. According to the Bible, that's a loophole in the 10 commandments (forgive me, I can't locate that verse). Plus, his first 2 wives were ill,which probably explains why it was OK to cheat on them and divorce them. Different bible verse, I'll post when I find it.
I suspect you won't catch Santorum in a Bachmannesque lie. For a view of what his future America might look like, Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tail" might be a good start.