This is an extraordin­ary example of how much damage Ronald Reagan did when he said that incredibly irresponsi­ble phrase “governmen­t is the problem”. That sentence validated the GOP to pursue policies that have limited the economic opportunit­ies of many Americans all in the name of “freedom from the evils of too much government­”. In actuality Bachmann can’t even use her record to demonstrat­e her effectiven­ess as a leader and a proponent for her constituen­ts because it would highlight how she used our government­s funds to make her constituen­ts lives better. That’s all we ask of our government­, to use our tax dollars to help us live better lives as we go about doing everything we can to do our part. It’s a symbiotic relationsh­ip and that needs to be addressed. You can’t have one without the other.
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