Video: Rep. Michele Bachmann's Tea Party Response to State of the Union

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R.-Minn.), chair of the House Tea Party Caucus, delivered the Tea Party’s response to Tuesday night’s State of the Union address and let President Obama know that the American people are sick and tired of politics as usual from Beltway bureaucrats.

Lasting a little over six minutes, Bachmann’s address used charts to explain how and why government grew, unemployment rose and the deficit ballooned to a catastrophic level. Bachmann outlined a few specific things that the President could do to curb spending and reduce our deficit:

“The President could stop the EPA from imposing a job-destroying cap-and-trade system.

The President could support a Balanced Budget Amendment.

The President could agree to an energy policy that increases American energy production and reduces our dependence on foreign oil.

The President could also turn back some of the 132 regulations put in place in the last two years, many of which will cost our economy $100 million or more.

And, the President should repeal ObamaCare and support free market solutions like medical malpractice reform and allow all Americans to buy any healthcare policy they like anywhere in the United States.”

Bachmann ended the response by likening the battle over our current debt crisis and the importance to band together as Americans to fight the spending to that of the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II:

“The perilous battle that was fought in the pacific, at Iwo Jima, was a battle against all odds, and yet the image of the young G.I.s in the incursion against the Japanese immortalizes their victory. These six young men raising the flag came to symbolize all of America coming together to beat back a totalitarian aggressor. Our current debt crisis we face today is different, but we still need all of us to pull together. We can do this.”


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