Bachmann knocks Boehner debt-ceiling plan

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said House Speaker John Boehner's plan for raising the debt ceiling was "wrong" in a Tuesday campaign stop in Iowa.

Bachmann reiterated her stance against any increase in the debt limit and disagreed with the debate President Obama and Boehner (R-Ohio) are engaged in. "The premise is wrong right now that both parties are engaging," she said. "They're beginning from the premise that we will increase the debt ceiling, [and] that's the wrong premise."

She focused most of her ire on Obama, criticizing him for his remarks Monday night that most Americans hadn't heard of the debt ceiling. "Despite what the president said last night, the people do understand what raising the debt ceiling means," she said. "It's the president of the United States who doesn't understand what raising the debt ceiling means."

Bachmann's push against Boehner's plan for a short-term debt increase comes the same day that the fiscally conservative and deep-pocketed Club for Growth warned against voting for Boehner's plan.