Michele Bachmann: Debt Ceiling Increase 'Needs to Happen'

Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 06:20 PM

By Greg Richter

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
House Republicans are crafting a plan to raise the debt ceiling for one year while also delaying Obamacare for a year, and Rep. Michele Bachmann sees it as a winner.

"We're running out of time, and we're looking at a debt ceiling increase that needs to happen," Bachmann, a Republican from Minnesota, told Fox News Channel's Neil Cavuto on Wednesday.

The Treasury Department has "gone into little sock drawers and they've pulled $250 billion out to hold us over, but they're running out of rabbits to pull out of a hat," Bachmann said. Treasury has said the debt ceiling needs to be raised within the next month.

Cavuto noted that House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, doesn't seem to be really happy with any plan to defund the Affordable Care Act. He asked Bachmann if Boehner is letting down members of the tea party, such as herself, who have been pushing for defunding at the risk of shutting down the government.

Bachmann disagreed. "I think that we can take a victory lap here," she said, "especially with members of the tea party who let their voices be known. And the leader is letting us know he's hearing us."

She said that tying the defunding to the debt ceiling puts Obama in "a very tight box."

"I think we're going to pull this out, and I think we're going to win," she said.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Rep. Erik Paulsen: Obamacare About to Hit Every American

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:41 PM

Minnesota Rep. Erik Paulsen says that every American is about to feel the effects of Obamacare when tax season hits in 2 . . .

FALN Victim's Son: Return 2 Cop Killers Living in Cuba to US

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 17:45 PM

Two cop killers brazenly living in Cuba must be returned to the United States now that new diplomatic relations have bee . . .

Gordon Chang: NKorea Didn't Act Alone in Cyberattack

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 16:58 PM

North Korea did not act alone in its devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures, as President Barack Obama asserted on Fri . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved