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Posted August 5, 2011
Bachmann to sign debt pledge at Cedar Rapids campaign stop Aug. 6

Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann plans to sign a pledge to tackle the national debt when she campaigns in Cedar Rapids Aug. 6.

Rep. Michele Bachmann

Bachmann will be the seventh presidential candidate to sign the Strong America Now pledge that also calls for the candidates to address the federal deficit by applying a waste-elimination process to the federal government if elected as president.

All presidential candidates, including President Obama, have been asked to sign the Strong America Now pledge. Thos who have signed are: Herman Cain, former Speaker Newt Gingrich, Gov. Gary Johnson, Rep. Ron Paul, Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Sen. Rick Santorum.

Bachmann will campaign at 12:15 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center, 7725 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids.

Strong America Now’s plan calls for every department, agency, and program in the federal government go through the waste elimination process known as Lean Six Sigma, which has a proven record of success in numerous Fortune 500 companies, the Army, Naval Aviation, and countless municipalities across the country.

Strong America Now is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and mobilizing a bipartisan effort focused on eliminating America’s budget deficits, generating surpluses and reducing national debt without new taxes. The group’s more than 20,000 members have signed pledges to support presidential candidates who agree to use its proven solution to help eliminate the national debt.

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