Bachmann calls for protests of health care law

Rep. Michele Bachmann
In this file photo, Rep. Michele Bachmann speaks to supporters before appearing at a health care reform protest at the Minnesota State Capitol.
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U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is calling on conservatives to protest Democratic proposals for a health care overhaul this November at the ballot box.

The sixth district Republican appeared Sunday on CBS TV's Face The Nation. Bachmann said the health care reform law amounts to a "dangerous" government take over.

"We need an exit strategy and we need to get back to private ownership so that we can have a productive economy," she said.

Bachmann said the bill recently signed into law by the president is akin to "tyranny."

"I think [it's] a stunning level of government take over and control that we have never seen before," she said.

Bachmann also said the government bailouts of seriously troubled companies have not helped to turn the country around.

According to the Commerce Department, federal government spending accounted for about 8 percent of the 14 trillion dollar US economy last year.

Bachmann has proposed a bill that would repeal the health care bill recently signed into law by the president.

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