Bachmann to speak at Minnesota Capitol rally against health care bill
March 9, 2010 — 9:34am
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, one of the most vocal critics of President Obama's proposed health care overhaul, will be a featured speaker at a rally at the Minnesota Capitol against the legislation.
The conservative group Minnesota Majority will hold the rally at 12 p.m. Saturday at the Capitol, five days before Congress is expected to vote on Obama's proposed health care plan.
"Even though every major poll clearly shows that a supermajority of the American people oppose the current health care ‘reform’ bill, Nancy Pelosi is planning to jam the bill through Congress," a news release stated. "If you care about preserving your right to make health care decisions for you and your family, please be sure to come to Saturday’s rally. Bring a sign demonstrating your opposition to the bill."
Minnesota senators sharply questioned federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch during Wednesday's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, grilling him on whether he'd be protect the interests of ordinary people over corporations.
Other business groups like realtors, electric utility Xcel Energy Services, private colleges, tobacco giant Altria, Polymet Mining, health insurers and hospitals contributed to the overall total of $57.7 million to lobby the Legislature, the administration of Gov. Mark Dayton and Metro municipal governments.