Bachmann @ IFFC speaks of “flatter, simpler, fairer income tax”

GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann was second to speak tonight.  During her speech, Bachmann made a declaration on the abortion issue:  “I stand for a constitutional amendment to protect life from conception to a natural death.”

She described herself as the “old woman in a shoe” (because of her 5 children and 23 foster children) and Bachmann stressed her Iowa roots. During her answers to the questions by the hosts of tonight’s event after her speech, Bachmann vowed to shut down swathes of the federal government, and the crowd applauded loudly.

“I will shut down the Dept. of Education. I will shut down the EPA. I will shut down the Dept. of Energy.  I will shut down the Dept. of Interior. I will shut down the Dept. of Commerce. We have got to decide once and for all, the federal government gets practically nothing right. Shut it down,. Send it back to the states. We can do this. The country will be better for it and it will lead to a pro-growth economy.” 

Bachmann has recently said she would return the country to a Reagan-era tax code.  Tonight Bachmann seemed to say something slightly different. “I will abolish the United States federal tax code and have a flatter, simpler, fairer income tax,” she said.

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About O.Kay Henderson

O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.


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