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Michele Bachmann Calls 9/11 Responders Bill “A New Entitlement Program”

Reported by Guest Blogger - December 25, 2010 -

By Brian

On Wednesday (12/22/10), Michele Bachmann (R-MN) spoke with Brian Sullivan before President Obama's news conference. At about the 2:40 mark in the segment, Sullivan asked about the passage of the 9/11 responders bill. "Do you think the GOP, though, took a little bit of a PR hit in opposing some of the spending on this bill?"

Bachmann said the GOP doesn’t oppose compensating first responders, per se. "It’s the fact of a lack of transparency and this bill, unfortunately, is a new entitlement program for all practical purposes."

Comment: Entitlement? To 9/11 first responders, it’s a matter of life and death. Shame on her. And shame on Sullivan for letting her get away with saying such a thing.

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