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Feb 17th, 2011

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who claims to support low taxes, has inexplicably come out in opposition to an Obama administration initiative to give expectant moms a tax break — reducing the tax liability of mothers who breastfeed their babies by allowing a tax deduction for the purchase of breast pumps.

Video: Bachmann blasts First Lady for promoting breastfeeding

Rep. Bachmann slams First Lady (MSNBC “The Last Word,” Feb. 16, 2011) — As the mother of five you would think Michele Bachmann would support a tax cut for breast-feeding moms. Well, not if that tax cut is also supported by an Obama. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell explains in the Rewrite. (03:07)


Related reports

Bachmann Blasts First Lady and ‘Nanny State’ — For Promoting Breastfeeding

First Lady Michelle Obama and Rep. Michele Bachmann

By Eric Kleefeld

Feb. 16, 2011

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), the national Tea Party star who is eyeing a possible run for President, really is opposing every initiative from the White House. In her latest comments, Bachmann slammed First Lady Michelle Obama’s move as part of her physical fitness campaigns, plus decisions by the Obama administration proper, to promote breastfeeding.

The government has taken recent steps to promote breastfeeding, including a ruling last week by the Internal Revenue Service to declare breast pumps and other nursing supplies as medical tax deductions.

But this is one tax break that’s not welcomed by Bachmann, as she said during an appearance Tuesday on the Laura Ingraham radio show.

“I’ve given birth to five babies, and I’ve breastfed every single one of these babies,” Bachmann said. “To think that government has to go out and buy my breast pump for my babies, I mean, you wanna talk about the nanny state — I think you just got the new definition of the nanny state.” …

Full story


Bachmann opposes tax deduction for breast pumps; Says Michele Obama’s campaign to promote breastfeeding is part of a ‘hard left agenda’ (Andy Birkey, Minnesota Independent, Feb. 16, 2011)

Rep. Michele Bachmann (Photo: WDCpix)
Rep. Michele Bachmann. (Photo credit: WDCpix via Minnesota Independent)


Related reports on this site

‘Obamacare’ . . . the ‘Crown Jewel of Socialism’ (Jan. 19, 2011)

Bachmann Fails Truth Test (Nov. 20, 2010)

GOP ‘Resentful’ of Bachmann (Nov. 9, 2010)

Michele Bachmann Up-Close (Sept. 6, 2010)

Bachmann Healthscare Strikeout (Apr. 1, 2010)

Bachmann Healthcare Paranoia (Feb. 3, 2010)

Michele Bachmann’s March of Folly (July 10, 2009)


FROM THE ARCHIVES: One Year Ago — February 17, 2010

Taliban’s Top Commander Captured

A man believed to be Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in a photograph taken in 1998, given to The New York Times by a former photographer for the Taliban.

One year ago today, I reported that the Taliban’s top military commander had been captured in Karachi, Pakistan, in a secret joint operation by Pakistani and American intelligence forces. The commander, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, is an Afghan described by American officials as the most significant Taliban figure to be detained since the American-led war in Afghanistan started in late 2001. He ranked second in influence only to Mullah Muhammad Omar, the Taliban’s founder and a close associate of Osama bin Laden before the Sept. 11 attacks.


FROM THE ARCHIVES: Two Years Ago — February 17, 2009

U.S. Warns North Korea on Missiles

Image: Clinton at the Asia Society
U.S. Secretary Of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Asia Society, Feb. 13, 2009 in New York. Clinton urged North Korea not to take any “provocative” actions that could undermine peace efforts. (Photo credit: Stephen Chernin / AP)

Two years ago today, on Feb. 17, 2009, I reported that North Korea marked the 67th birthday of its leader, Kim Jong Il, by claiming it had the right to “space development” — a term it has used in the past to disguise a missile test as a satellite launch.

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