Skip to comments.Bachmann Hits Perry on Immigration, Social Security
Posted on 09/12/2011 4:19:55 AM PDT by VU4G10
Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry has taken the wind out of fellow candidate Michele Bachmanns sails ever since he entered the race Aug. 13. Now the Minnesota congresswoman is ready to go back at the Texas governor during a candidates debate in Tampa, Fla., Monday, The Washington Examiner reports.
Bachmann is poised to attack Perry over his comments that Social Security is a monstrous lie and a Ponzi scheme.
A Bachmann adviser told The Examiner: "Bernie Madoff deals with Ponzi schemes, not the grandparents of America. Clearly she feels differently about the value of Social Security than Gov. Perry does. She believes Social Security needs to be saved, that it's an important safety net for Americans who have paid into it all their lives."
Perrys view is clearly not something that's going to sit well with the people of Florida and Iowa and South Carolina and many of the early states, where there is a large population of seniors who rely heavily on Social Security. the adviser said. For [Perry] to scare them is wrong."
And Bachmann isn't stopping there. Keep Conservatives United, a Super PAC supporting her is set to start a radio ad attacking Perry for his immigration stance. The ad is scheduled to air during conservative talk radio shows in South Carolina starting Tuesday, The Hill reports.
The ad portrays Bachmann as tough on illegal immigration whileblasting Perry for failing to curb it during his stint as Texas governor.
"Michele Bachmann believes employers should be required to check the legal status of people they hire with E-Verify," the ad says. "Perry doesn't, so illegals take jobs."
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What about your fellow Congressholes?
Perry’s a disaster on illegal immigration.
But I was totally disillusioned with Bachmann on the issue in the last debate, when she essentially said she was for amnesty once our border was secure. (Not much need for e-verify once 30 million illegal immigrants are given amnesty—the Great American Experiment will then be pretty much over.)
Michelle dear....why are you not speaker or majority leader or even whip?
President....of course not. No gravitas.
again: let’s see what Michele says in her own words instead of going with anonymous advisers. Advisers toy with all kinds of ideas that never make the light of day.
Secure the borders before going after private employers and increasing their costs of doing business. The protection of the border is the responsibility of the federal govt and it can’t pass the buck over to everyone else.
The kernel..the nugget of it all is taxes, regulation, and immigration
The story of American jobs and labor is deeply intertwined with predatory Federal, state and local taxation and regulation....
South Koreans sleep soundly on their border with NORKS because of American Taxpayer dollars and the American GI.
Why cant Texans, New Mexicans, Arizonans and Californians?....BECAUSE
Illegal immigration is THE KEY to the perpetuation of the status quo in DC......
Predatory tax and regulatory policies-actions that basically serve to perpetuate and grow governments-leave what business is left in the country seeking disposable labor.
Illegal Labor is the Feds out for preserving the status quo regarding Taxes and Regulation...and is the ultimate litmus test as to the candidates in question commitment to meaningful regulatory and tax reform. If they are wishy-washy on the subject...they have no real intent to disturb the DC status quo...no matter how big their cowboy hat and six-gun.
Realleadership is that which will place Flyover Countrys interest ahead of the Feds....havent yet seen anything meaningful anywhere from anybody to indicate that might happen. We have just one more election cycle to make that happen via rule of law. Otherwise its the end of the run for America.
I hope these reports about Bachmann attacking Perry over SS are not true. As a younger voter I am happy to see a Republican with the cojones to address SS.
Bachmann is right on e-verify, wrong on SS, and wrong on campaign strategy. She should be sticking with her strength, her opposition to ObamaCare and her clear demonstration in the debate that she is the only one who clearly connects the shadow of ObamaCare on the economy with the current economic problems.
She should be realistic, understand that a path to the nomination for her is clearly not there, and take the high road, and not target any other candidate by name, but rather emphasize her long-standing and deeply-felt opposition to ObamaCare.
Will that turn things around for her? Of course not. But neither will attacking Perry, especially on SS.
This misguided attack on Perry regarding SS is only going to make her look bad.
I am surprised at Ms. Bachmann’s position on Perry’s take regarding social security.
OMG - Tim Pawlenty now on FOX - endorsing Mitt Romney. Stuttered about VP viability!!!
“Bachmann is right on e-verify, wrong on SS, and wrong on campaign strategy”
I agree and disagree. She is right on illegals and wrong on ss. However, the objective right now is to knock perry out. Whatever it takes to do that the better. We need to flush out all rinos before the first votes are cast.
She has a pretty unbeatable record of immigration votes.
You might well be surprised at the level of front line/forward area withdrawl from the border areas along the DMZ by US troops, and replaced by young ROK troops over the last twenty years, and the increase in expenditures by the ROK for its own defense. And no, they do not sleep soundly with North Korea on their borders. And this is also not to say that the US does not commit considerable resources there, but things have in fact changed over the years.
All the rest are speeches, posturing, shifting, ducking and weaving as far as I am concerned. They may be "conservatives" but they are STILL POLITICIANS. Watch what they DID not what they say they will do.
Sheesh, we should have learned our lesson with the big ass of a weathervane, McCain, in South Carolina 2008.
FOX News this morning has said Perry has clarified what he said in the debate.
He is now saying that he isn’t trying to get rid of it, he wants to reform it.
sooooo, all this angst for nothing.
>> lets see what Michele says in her own words instead of going with anonymous advisers.
You’re grasping at straws if you think this is just a loose cannon advisor.
Anyway, that if it is? Hiring poor advisors (Ed Rollins??!?) does not show the kind of judgment I want from a President.
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