Bachmann: Obama might try to control the calories we consume
It wouldn't be a good day if Rep. Michele Bachmann didn't have something compelling to say. And since there aren't more important things to talk about (two wars, horrid economy, health care reform) it's time to play the "what if" game with President Obama's words. It's a great one!
Bachmann cited a comment by Obama during his campaign
"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK," Obama said.
We'd hope that any normal person who knows what the rest of the world has would understand that we over consume and really piss off the world by doing so. And seriously, we're fat. We could use a wake-up call to stop eating so much for no reason.
But no, Bachmann took this to a whole new level. Now she is doing some really awesome fear mongering by claiming that Obama might someday control how many calories you consume. Yes, your diet will be rationed by the president. Totally logical.
Is this what our tax money goes to? Seriously? Unfortunately this idea isn't exactly hers to begin with. She's pretty good at using old and stale concepts and making them important again.
Check it out below.An excerpt from her speech on the floor this week:
And what about food? President Obama said we can't eat as much food as we want and think the rest of the world will be okay about that, as if that matters to freedom-loving Americans. Well, we just heard last week that the Federal Government now under the Obama administration is calling for a reordering of America's food supply. What is that going to mean? Now will the White House decide how many calories we consume or what types of food we consume?
Check out the video clip here.
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