Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann visited Mason City on Sunday evening. She held a town hall meeting at the Prime n Wine.
Bachmann (pictured) spoke about the state of health care in America, saying that “we will only get one shot to repeal Obamacare,” explaining that the majority of Americans do not want it. She said that the cost of health care continues to “skyrocket.” She said if elected, repealing Obamacare would be one of her first moves, provided the Congress cooperates.
Bachmann was especially critical of President Barrack Obama, saying he “treats the U.S. like a banana republic” and said she would never apologize for America on foreign soil.
Bachmann says that Iran is working hard to create a nuclear weapon and that Obama has given them the time to do it, while at the same time “not standing with” Israel. She also said the depsite the Iraq war ending this week and American troops leaving that country, it “can’t stand on its own right now.”
She says that the 3 billion or so dollars the U.S gives Israel every year is “critical” when asked by an audience member why the U.S. gives so much aid to foreign countries.
Bachmann, a Minnesota Representative in Congress, talked a little about her 5 children and the 23 children her and her husband of 30 years, Marcus, have adopted. She said she is totally against abortion and said life begins at conception.
She also said she would build a fence between Mexico and the U.S. and does not want amnesty for persons in the country illegally.