"President Obama must change fundamental approach to combating terrorism" .... by Michelle Bachmann

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President Obama Must Change Fundamental Approach to Combating Terrorism

Last week I called on President Obama to immediately change his approach to this ongoing struggle against terrorism, and never again allow terrorists Miranda Rights. It’s simply not enough to apologize for the government’s lapse in national security. Instead, the President must stop treating terrorists as criminals as opposed to the enemy combatants they are.

How can we honestly believe the President when he says he will not rest until he finds out all who were involved in the attempted Christmas day bombing when we’ve already given Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab the right to remain silent? We should be using all legal means necessary to push this terrorist to release all his information, not allow him to lawyer up. He should not be afforded the rights of American citizens like you and me. He is a terrorist, and he should be treated like one. Abdulmutallab’s actions were an act of war and not akin to breaking and entering. Thus, they must be treated as such.

Our law enforcement should be allowed immediate access to any and all combatants for interrogation in the interest of national security. Anything less and the President will continue to put the men and women of this country at risk. There’s too much at stake.




Stimluating Higher Unemployment

According to numbers released by the Labor Department last week, our economy has lost another 85,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate remains a staggering 10%. A long way from where Democrat leadership said we would be after their $787 billion economic "stimulus" bill was signed into law last February.

Even still, Democrats in Congress continue to advance a financially reckless liberal agenda that includes higher taxes, more spending, more government bailouts and takeovers, and rising deficits and debt. For instance, Democrats are now meeting behind closed doors to negotiate a final health care bill, contemplating raising taxes on the middle-class. This is not the formula for economic recovery and job creation. The Democrats’ plans have failed and we need a new direction and it starts with tax relief for working families and small businesses and fiscal discipline in Washington. We can no longer afford the status quo.

Bachmann Office Coming to a Town Near You

My staff regularly holds Mobile Office Hours at locations all across the district. These are opportunities for you to come meet one on one with someone from my office who is trained to be your liaison with federal agencies. Please bring copies of any paperwork that you might have with you when you visit. Particularly, if you are having a problem with a federal benefit or program and have letters or documents that might help my staff get answers for you quickly.

Should you have any questions or concerns, however, you can always stop by one of my district offices between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm to talk to my staff as well.

Woodbury Waite Park
6043 Hudson Road 110 2nd Street South
Suite 330 Suite 232
Woodbury, MN 55125 Waite Park, MN 56387
651-731-5400 320-253-5931

You can find a complete schedule of my Mobile Office Hours on my website.

This week, my staff will be in the following locations:

Tuesday, January 12

The Mobile Office Hours scheduled in Forest Lake for January 12th will be canceled this month and will resume as normal on February 9th.

--1:00 pm to 3:00 pm:
Andover City Hall
1685 Crosstown Boulevard NW

Thursday, January 14

--9:00 am to 10:30 am:
Howard Lake City Hall
625 8th Avenue

--11:30 am to 1:00 pm:
Annandale City Hall
30 Cedar Street E

--1:30 pm to 3:00 pm:
Clear Lake City Hall
7684 1st Avenue W

--4:00 pm to 5:30 pm:
St. Michael City Hall
3150 Lander Avenue NE

And, please take a moment to visit my website (www.bachmann.house.gov) and sign up for my regular telephone town halls as well. That technology allows you to speak with me from the comfort of your own home. You’ll get an update on what Congress is doing that might impact you and have the opportunity to ask me a question about what’s on your mind.


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