Tea Party darling Michelle Bachmann has had two main jobs, politician and tax collector.

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.

6 comments
  1. You and the other libertarians who want that third party are Clinton lovers cause you are responsible—You fear the leader and her strength and you want to tear her down–the libs olve you and knew your type would come out of closet–I don’t care what your pseudo religious background is–if you love Paul you want some marijuana in back yard–sorry–Paul was Jesus’s best salesman—-Bachman is the founders best of the rest  –so far —

    1. I meant Paul of new testament was greatest salesman—r paul has good ideas but he is not conservative Christian enough for me–1000 times better than Obama but…Libs hope for your wish of third party

  2. You and the other libertarians who want that third party are Clinton lovers cause you are responsible—You fear the leader and her strength and you want to tear her down–the libs olve you and knew your type would come out of closet–I don’t care what your pseudo religious background is–if you love Paul you want some marijuana in back yard–sorry–Paul was Jesus’s best salesman—-Bachman is the founders best of the rest  –so far —

  3. Kshinaultx4, I am trying to wrap my mind around your post but I cannot. If you have seen any debate or read anything about Bachmann it is so obvious to even the most casual observer that she is absolutely without a doubt incompetent. 

  4. “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.”

    What is frightening about that is that she says God called her to do that work THROUGH HER HUSBAND!  Her husband is who she obeys and is the one who supposedly does the talking to God.

    Question:  If she were elected, which one would be making the decisions the president should be making?

    Better take a closer look at Marcus.

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