Bachmann: Obama 'AWOL' At Crunch Time On Deficits

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congresswoman Michele Bachmann says America runs the risk of going the route of Greece on fiscal affairs, saying it's time to "pick up a mirror and look into it."

The Minnesota Republican who's seeking her party's presidential nomination tells "Fox & Friends" it's tragic that the congressional supercommittee failed to reach agreement on a $1.2-trillion deficit-reduction deal.

And she blames President Barack Obama for the problem, saying he was "AWOL" when crunch time came. Bachmann says the president still "blames the people who are in the middle of the problem." She asks, "We didn't see this coming?"

Bachmann adds in the interview Tuesday: "We look at Greece and it's obvious what needs to be done. ... We can't afford a welfare state, so don't do it anymore."


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  • by getreal7 Location: CS on Nov 22, 2011 at 08:23 AM
    Of course he was AWOL, how can't win re-election if he appears to be working with the republicans. A "do nothing" congress is what Obama wants. The good of the country is never considered when politicans make decisions. Duh!
  • by Debbie Location: C/S on Nov 22, 2011 at 08:04 AM
    Well how can anyone expect BHO to skip his bi-weekly vacation, especially as it's family time & right before his Thanksgiving vacation?!? How dare we expect him to WORK on the nations problems/crisis' when he needs away time from his teleprompter? Really what did he get elected for, if not to vacation on the nation's dime?
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