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September 9, 2011

Bachmann, Other GOP Presidential Candidates Slam Obama’s Jobs Plan

Published September 08, 2011 | FoxNews.com

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., delivers the Republican response to the speech by President Barack Obama to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011.

With no official Republican rebuttal to President Obama’s jobs speech Thursday night, Rep. Michele Bachmann, who is running for president, filled the void with a press conference in which she ripped the president’s plan to pieces.

“Tonight, the president under the veil of one of the most sacred, deliberative forms — a joint session of Congress — delivered yet one more political speech where he doubled down on more of the same policies that are killing the United States economy,” she said, later calling the president “politically paralyzed” and “philosophically incapable of doing what needs to be done.”

Bachmann, whose presidential campaign has stalled since the entry of Texas Gov. Rick Perry in the race, is one of two Republican presidential candidates who is also a member of Congress. Rep. Ron Paul is the other.

Obama unveiled a nearly $450 billion jobs plan Thursday night that he says will give an array of tax cuts to small businesses that hire while reforming the corporate tax code and investing in infrastructure projects. He also proposed increasing and extending a cut in the payroll tax from workers that goes to Social Security, while providing the tax cut to employers too.

But Bachmann said the plan was more of the same and called on Congress to reject it.

“Mr. President, what among your proposals was new?” she said. “What hasn’t already been tried and failed before? “

via Bachmann, Other GOP Presidential Candidates Slam Obama’s Jobs Plan | Fox News.

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