(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, said today on Laura Ingraham's radio show that the debt-limit deal struck by President Barack Obama and congressional leaders is “like saying we embrace being Greece.”
Bachmann preferred the bill she co-sponsored with Reps. Steve King (R-Iowa) and Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) that would pay the interest on the debt, cut checks for military personnel and then prioritize federal spending.
“My opinion is we’re going to now give the president almost a trillion dollars and then come Christmas time, he’ll get potentially--we’ll find it what the final numbers were--potentially upwards of another, in excess of a trillion, maybe as high as another $1.8 trillion but that’s on top of the other $2.2 trillion spending that we do,” Bachmann said.
The European Union (EU) recently agreed on a deal that would grant Greece a new bailout.