Bachmann is a tax lawyer. Now there are two kinds of tax lawyers, the good kind and the bad kind. The good kind helps individuals find legal ways to minimize their tax burden, the bad kind works for the government, seeking to suck every available cent out of the taxpayers… Michelle Bachmann was the latter. She -describes her only non-politician job, as a “federal tax litigation attorney”. Most would skim right over that without giving it much thought, but it turns out that it is code for tax collector.
The Wall Street Journal has a very interesting quote explaining her reasoning for going into such a profession:
Ms. Bachmann has said she had no particular interest in tax law but moved into the field at the direction of her husband, Marcus.
” ‘Tax law? I hate taxes. Why should I go do something like that?’ ” Ms. Bachmann said in 2006 remarks at the Living Word Christian Center in Brooklyn Park, Minn., recounting a conversation she had with her husband. “But, by faith, I was going to be faithful to what God was calling me to do through my husband, and I finished that course of study.”
Now I can’t argue with God, but really? God called her to be a tax collector? Interesting…well, we know that Matthew was a tax collector, but Jesus called him out of that dishonest line of work.
We in Iowa pride ourselves in vetting the presidential candidates (sorry about Obama, kinda dropped the ball on that one), we like our first in the nation status. Hmm, we have a politician and tax collector leading our most recent Iowa polls. Politician and tax collector…politician and tax collector… politician and tax collector… maybe we should move on.
He and his wife attended nursing school together before he started medical school.They plan on using their medical training to serve others.They have gone on several construction and medical trips to South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Peru, and most recently Afghanistan in 2009.
Dustin considers himself to be a “Christian Libertarian.” He is unapologetically, and absolutely 100% pro-life. Dustin credits Ron Paul's run in 2008 for revitalizing Dustin's interest in politics.He has recently been an activist for liberty in the Iowa City area.
He also ran for the Iowa House in 2010 as a Libertarian.It was a somewhat symbolic run, as no third party has ever been elected to the Iowa legislature, but it allowed him to discuss limited government solutions to our current problems as well as gave people another option, as the incumbent was running unopposed.
His career interests include medical ethics, critical care medicine and organ transplantation.He serves on the University of Iowa's ethics committee.
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