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Michele Bachmann is not too happy with Michelle Obama supporting a breast-pump tax break. She called the First Lady out for running a "nanny state." To which Politics Daily boss Melinda Henneberger tweeted, "isn't breastfeeding anti-nanny?" Which is what I was thinking. Said Bachmann on Laura Ingraham's show:
"I've given birth to five babies and I breastfed every single one of these babies. To think that government has to go out and buy my breast pumps for my babies. You wanna talk about the nanny state? I think we just got the new definition of a nanny."
Last week the good ol' IRS said they would reclassify breast pumps as medical-care purchases with the attendant medical-expense deductions. They pointed out that breastfed children were less likely to end up overweight, something we know Mrs. Obama is down with.
Bachmann also added (establishing those teabagger bona fides) that Mrs. Obama's actions were "very consistent with where the hard left is coming from... for them, government is the answer to every problem."
Obama Communications Director Kristina Schake explained, "Breastfeeding is a very personal choice for every woman. We are trying to make it easier for those who choose to do it."