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Bachmann asked the ‘job-killing’ EPA for money to stimulate local economy

Bachmann asked the ‘job-killing’ EPA for money to stimulate local economy

Cross-posted from Climate Progress . Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann calls the Environmental Protection Agency the "job-killing organization of America" and has threatened to have the agency's "doors locked and lights turned off ." But before her strong anti-EPA rhetoric aimed at firing up the Tea Party during election season, Bachmann solicited the help of the agency to bring "long-term benefits to the environment and the economy." The Huffington Post is reporting that Bachmann asked for direct assistance from the government 16 times -- many through the stimulus package, a program that she said made President Obama a "gangster." On numerous occasions, she urged the EPA to fund projects in her community to realize economic benefits: In February 2007, well before Obama was in office, Bachmann co-signed a letter to the EPA urging its officials to help fund...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/politics/2011-08-10-bachmann-asked-t...

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