Michele Bachmann’s crazy talk of gas prices and IRS

Running on Fumes: Michele Bachmann Promises $2 Gas and a Golden Chicken!

Last week, GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said she could get gas prices below $2 a gallon.

Huntsman: Bachmann’s $2 Gas Pledge Not In ‘Reality’

Jon Huntsman, who continues to play the role of truth teller in the race, mocked Bachmann for her voodoo economics on ABC’s This Week.

“I just don’t know what — what world that comment would come from, you know? We live in the real world. It’s grounded in reality. And gas prices just aren’t going to rebound like that.
“But just as we are in a static world, that is completely unrealistic. And, again, it’s talking about things that, you know, may pander to a particular group or sound good at the time, but it just simply is not founded in reality.

US presidents have very little control over global oil prices. Could the candidate change that?
Candidates make a lot of promises on the campaign trail, but super-cheap gas isn’t normally one of them. It’s pretty much impossible for one lawmaker to accomplish that. Read more ….

Michele Bachmann Says She Worked at IRS to Infiltrate the Agency

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann defended her past employment as a tax lawyer at the Internal Revenue Service during a campaign speech in South Carolina. Bachmann claimed she worked at the IRS in an effort to infiltrate the agency. She told the crowd, “The first rule of war is ‘know your enemy.'” Her comments were recorded by an audience member who posted them online.

Rep. Michele Bachmann: “How many of you love the IRS? No, it’s time to change it. I once worked in that system, because the first rule of war is ‘know your enemy.’ So I went to the inside and learned how they work, because I wanted to beat them.”

She concluded her comments by saying she went inside IRS to learn how they work, because she wanted to beat them. Source: Democracy Now!

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