Bachmann: Tax Code Is a WMD

Also, Obama makes Carter 'look like Rambo'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2011 8:21 AM CST
Rep. Michele Bachmann: Tax Code Is a 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Michelle Bachmann labeled the US tax code as a “weapon of mass destruction," calling for “a radically different system” in a speech to GOP activists in South Carolina. The congresswoman slammed President Obama’s handling of protests in Egypt and Iran, saying he’s “making Jimmy Carter look like a Rambo tough-guy.” South Carolina will hold the nation's first GOP primary, in another sign Bachmann's looking hard at 2012, the Huffington Post reports.

"Our peace prize-winning president," she told an audience of 200, is “bending down to dictators, and he is brown-nosing the elites that are in Europe, and he's babying the jihadists who are following Sharia-compliant terrorism," notes the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. But “I'm hopeful and very optimistic about where we're going to go in 2012,” she said. (Read more Michele Bachmann stories.)

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