06 August 2011

In Wake of Historic US Credit Downgrade, Bachmann Calls for Geithner to Resign

'Barack Obama is destroying foundation of 
our economy one beam at a time...'

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“This president has destroyed the credit rating of the United States through failed economic policies and his inability to control government spending… President Obama is destroying the foundation’s of our economy one beam at a time. 

I call on the president to seek the immediate resignation of Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and to submit a plan with his list of cuts to balance the budget this year, turn the economy around and put our people back to work.”

Blogger/columnist RS McCain is actually on the road in Iowa to cover this week's campaigning, and says in his American Spectator column that Bachmann -wind at her sails- is about to launch a final bus-tour leading right up to the straw poll next Saturday, August 13th.

Of course, just four months ago this same Treasury Secretary Geithner promised everyone on Fox Business News there's "no way" the US will lose it's premium credit rating- typcially, this administration's word and a quarter will get you a cup of coffee at 7-11 (small).

Bachmann surely has the moral high ground following this debt fight, as most all of the other GOP candidates were nowhere to be seen while she was battling both the Left and GOP old-guard almost single-handedly... same as in resisting the Boehner-Obama "budget cuts" scam previously.

But with Rep Bachmann leading in Iowa just a week prior to the Ames Straw Poll, the long knives are coming-out as less-talented and capable politicians start to see their aspirations evaporate... to be expected I suppose.

Update: more Bachmann video -here-

2nd update: Stacy McCain live on the scene in Iowa -here-