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We're very fortunate to have -- congresswoman Michelle Bachmann from Minnesota joining us she happens to started.
First Tea Party caucus Michelle thank you so much for joining us I guess what the first that -- did a couple hours after your first ever meeting is that.
Right that's right -- and we had a great time -- it it it dramatically exceeded all of our expectations.
We had over 24 members come to this very first meeting that's unprecedented.
Remember what the purpose was.
Members of congress sat in chairs and listened to real people with real businesses talked to us about their real life situations.
It couldn't have been better members were really wowed by what they heard.
And I think the people came an opportunity you know the speech was via business -- business women.
We had homemakers we -- senior citizens we had a wide variety of people.
But all what the same message talking to us about the fact that government shouldn't spend more than what it takes -- We're taxed enough already and congress needs to act within the limits of the constitution.
That's what the Pakistan's -- and the caucuses and the purpose isn't to be the mouthpiece of the Tea Party I'm not the head of the Tea Party we don't wanna co opted to run from DC.
We're not the mouthpiece -- the earpiece.
We're here solely to listen to people I don't know any other congress it any other caucus in congress that does this.
We're real congressman will actually sit in chairs and listen to real people -- I've called on speaker Pelosi to allow us to use Skype.
Which is free over the Internet so the people across the country could come in and weigh in and talk to us so when financial services bill for instance comes up.
We can't hear from real people we're going to be impacted by this.
They could talk to us directly and we can't direct input that's what this -- -- the very first person I invited to be a part of the Tea Party carcasses speaker Pelosi.
You know all that sunshine.
-- -- -- I think guys got a little kick out -- that I know this -- -- back and forth going on with you and the speaker we actually contacted her office for comment on it.
We have -- we're gonna put it up in a second but on the state efforts like it.
When you -- Skype you told me she's not allowing -- you do use -- why would that what's the problem.
Well that what we've been hearing is that she says she's worried about security concerns.
And I you know I have no problem with security concerns but I've already use Skype numbers of times.
From the campaign's side of what I do it's worked absolutely beautiful people love -- -- gets free.
And we can talk to each other anytime I can be here in DC and talk to people at home around the country -- -- we would like to do that with members of congress -- -- with anyone around the country because not everyone can come to DC to talk to us.
Our congressmen mentioned that we contacted.
House speaker Pelosi is office she didn't wanna come on camera comment but she sent us a comment that I can get that up I'll read it.
I've stated that there is.
The race in -- sixth district regarding your district congresswoman is certainly among the DCC's top Republican races to watch this year because of Michelle Bachmann.
Listen this park complete disregard for the folks in -- district struggling.
In these tough economic times as she.
Attempts to build her national profile on cable news however her recent claims are nothing more than -- -- affinity for theatrics and wishful thinking.
Over facts on display as -- distorts the -- for her own political gain some hefty.
Have seen comments she's -- some grenades in there Michelle go ahead go for the U -- respond to that comment.
Why I think what this demonstrates is that the speaker is made me about her top target in the country to defeat this fall.
And I think the reason why she probably wants to defeat me because of exactly what happened today.
We are saying we want to listen to the people whose lives are being impacted in tremendous ways by this -- sweeping legislation.
I think -- the speaker would join us in his -- she would hear it but people are trying to say.
People back home have been thanking me saying Michelle thank you for saying.
What needs to be said and for challenging not only the Obama administration but speaker Pelosi.
For this government takeover of private industry people don't want that they want jobs and unfortunately.
The speaker and -- Obama haven't been.
Our real successful with job creation so what we need to do is get spending under control cut taxes dramatically and grow jobs.
I want to do this I'm glad you brought up jobs congressman I put this ahead is full screen made it's the Obama administration's claim of the three million jobs created.
Verse is now getting -- this department of labor's numbers I picked out the restates just out of out of the book.
Three states in Florida they -- to I've created 167000.
The actual number that that that's -- Department of Labor tells us loss of 152 in Georgia it's 91 created vs a 127000.
Lost in in Illinois 140000.
Vs a 155000.
Lost there's a disconnect between the White House.
And the Department of Labor on how many jobs -- created please please help us clear this up which one's right.
Well it's clear that the those statements in the numbers that are coming out of the White House are fiction pure and simple -- fiction.
And the reality is coming out of the Department of Labor and that's why the American people are.
Running away in -- rolls away from this administration away from speaker Pelosi and all of their chips now are on November.
Because people are saying I want to take my country back and so many people wish that the president was on the ballot this November if he was.
I have a very strong suspicion that he would not stay in office very long -- congressman we only about 1015 seconds how does -- six look for you.
Let's be really -- -- the polling data right now has me up but again it's going to be one of the top races in the country.
The speaker's been out raising money like crazy she has outside interest groups.
Making me also the number one target so they're gonna dump money into this race and -- I'm doing everything I can to raise money so that I can stay in via voice here in congress I would thank you for joining us is a pleasure seeing you that it -- the other night as well congresswoman.
Think -- air all right coming up.
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