This is one of the latest rants from Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann:
That's why with everything within us we need to literally start banging garbage lids together to create enough noise so that our neighbors and our co-workers realize where the time clock is at this point because the second hand is literally banging up against 11:59 on the clock of freedom when it comes to health care... we cannot rest; we can’t take our marbles and go home.
Bachmann made an appearance on Face The Nation recently [ video
] (Bachmann comes in at about 08:10)
and offered her own unique analysis about the health care bill and recent economic legislation:
"Today the federal government has taken either direct ownership or control of banks, the largest insurance company in the United States, A.I.G., Freddie [Mac] and Fannie [Mae]," Bachmann said, offering no sources for her statistics. "The federal government owns over 50 percent of all home mortgages and now the direct student loan industry."
I went to the House [of Representatives] floor the first thing on Monday and put a bill in that would repeal Obamacare," said Bachmann. "So did my colleagues, Steve King of Iowa. Also Parker Griffith of Alabama."
She added, "The New England Journal of Medicine released a survey the week that President Obama signed Obamacare stating that over 30 percent of American physicians would leave the profession if the government took over health care. That's very serious going forward." (The New England Journal of Medicine has denied it conducted or published the survey cited by Bachmann.)