Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hypocrisy Isn't a Dirty Word

Defined, hypocrisy is "a pretense of having a virtuous character, moral or religious beliefs or principles, etc., that one does not really possess."

Hypocrisy is merely pretending, and we've all done that. When I was a little girl, I pretended to be a teacher even though I couldn't spell. But when you become a grown-up, you're supposed to stop pretending you're something you're not, or stop pretending to believe in something that you really don't.

Michell Bachmann apparently hasn't received that memo.

Michell Bachmann is the House republican for Minnesota's district 6 and presidential candidate who hates government spending; who voted against raising the debt ceiling; who thinks the government provides too many services to its citizens and voted to terminate the Home Affordable mortgage program; who voted against an additional $825 billion for an economic recovery package; who voted against the $60 billion stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure and energy; who voted against extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks; who voted against raising the minimum wage an additional 30¢; and who voted against giving federal employees four weeks of paid parental leave, just to name a few things (source).

Yes, Michell Bachmann opposes what she considers unnecessary government spending.....um, except when it applies to her. Michelle Bachmann is going to allow us...the taxpayers/government...to pay the salaries of at least three of her campaign staffers because her campaign funds are running low. Yep. According to this article, Michelle Bachmann's senior policy advisor, deputy press secretary and campaign scheduler are being added to her taxpayer/government funded congressional office payroll.

Now you don't think she would be so hypocritical as to actually allow or encourage her newly hired congressional staffers to perform campaign responsibilities while on government time do you? Oh c'mon, not someone of Michell Bachmann's virtuous character and principles.

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