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Wednesday, March 07, 2012


Via TPM, some transcript from last night's Glenn Beck online show, “Real News From The Blaze”:
Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann: "[I]t isn’t far-fetched to think that the President of the United States could say, we need to save health care expenses -- the federal government will only pay for one baby to be born in the hospital per family, or two babies to be born per family. That could happen. We think it couldn’t?

Co-host Amy Holmes then asked: “Congresswoman, are you suggesting that this administration, or a next administration, would actually advocate a one-child policy like Communist China?”

Bachmann responded: “What I’m saying is that now that we know the President of the United States unilaterally can tell insurance companies, you must offer the morning-after abortion pill, you must offer sterilizations, you must offer contraceptives free to the recipients of those products, because we tell you to -- which means they’re effectively setting the price, as well -- that says that whoever the health care dictator, could conceivably make that order, as well. There’s nothing that this president, one person, would be limited from doing.
Today's Republican Party, ladies and gentlemen.

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