Michele Bachmann opposes House GOP debt limit plan

AP News
Posted: Jul 26, 2011 3:43 PM
Michele Bachmann opposes House GOP debt limit plan

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says she opposes GOP House Speaker John Boehner's plan to increase the federal borrowing authority.

Bachmann, a Minnesota congresswoman, is telling Iowans that she will vote against any measure in Congress to raise the debt ceiling. The three-term House member says blocking the increase will force Congress to cut spending.

Bachmann told people outside a diner in suburban Des Moines that it _ quote _ is "a day of reckoning and Washington refuses to deal with the day of reckoning."

House leaders say that conservative Republicans in the GOP-controlled House have the votes to block Boehner's plan.

Boehner has proposed raising the debt ceiling in two stages, including now and early next year, in exchange for spending cuts.