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July 28th, 2011
07:45 AM ET

AM Exclusive: Bachmann a 'no' on Boehner debt plan

In an exclusive interview with American Morning's Kiran Chetry, Republican Presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann says she won't vote for House Speaker John Boehner's debt plan and opposes any plan that increases the debt ceiling.

"All of the plans out there start with the wrong premise...raise the debt ceiling," Bachmann says. "Out on the trail, people are saying 'Government, get your act together and cut spending.' Washington has their fingers in their ears right now. They're not listening to the American people. That's why I'm adamant – I will vote "no" on the increase on the debt ceiling. We need sanity back in Washington."

She went on to say that President Obama has failed to properly understand the issues. "On every measure, this President has failed," she says. "He has a big "F" on his economic report card. He has to take responsibility for the economy because he's the one who has made these decisions. That's not to say President Bush didn't overspend."

Kiran sat down with Bachmann yesterday to talk about her decision to run and how she would fix the nation's debt problems. The full interview will be uploaded throughout the morning. Stay tuned to American Morning for more.

Filed under: 2012 • Debt • Debt ceiling • GOP
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