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Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann appeared on Meet the Press this morning with David Gregory to discuss her chances in Iowa and her view on the race so far.

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Here is Bachmann’s entire interview:

Report from the Tucson Citizen:

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said today that President Obama’s spending policies have the United States “acting like a banana republic.”

“People are so tired of seeing the government put them more in debt,” Bachmann said on NBC’s Meet The Press. “It’s absolutely irresponsible what President Obama is doing.”

That’s one of the reasons she opposes an extension of the payroll tax cut extension, Bachmann said.

Bachmann disputed questions by Meet The Press host David Gregory about the contributions of President George W. Bush to the national debt, particularly his tax cuts.

Speaking just a little more than two weeks before the first Republican contest of the primary season, Bachmann predicted victory in the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses.

“I’m intending to win Iowa,” Bachmann said. “We think we’re going to do very well Jan. 3.”

I think Bachmann will do better than polling indicates. I think Rick Perry may do so as well given the fluidity of the race.

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Nate Ashworth is the Founder and Senior Editor of Election Central. He's been blogging elections and politics for almost a decade. He started covering the 2008 Presidential Election which turned into a full-time political blog in 2012 and 2016.

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