I skipped the GOP response to the State of the Union because, well, I always skip the out-party response; they're invariably dull, pointless affairs, and a long time ago I decided that it was a perfectly safe choice to just never watch them. I think the last one I watched involved four Democrats, and one of them was Tom Daschle...when he was still in the House (looking it up: hey, it was twelve Democrats, a strategy that died when Ronald Reagan won a landslide reelection).
However, I'm glad to see that Michele Bachmann's alternate response relied, according to TPM, on one of the best ACA myths: the army of IRS agents supposedly hired to enforce the new law. Why do I like this particular myth so much? What's especially fun about it is the way that the number varies in different tellings. Bachmann picked a relatively low value, 16,500 -- but she gets points for the 500 part, in that it adds the kind of specificity that gives these things their special verisimilitude. In fact, I believe that 16.5K was the original number, although -- and I'm afraid I've lost my convenient link to this, so you'll have to trust my memory -- anything from 16K to 20K, at least, has been used.
Of course, the big question for Bachmann is whether the IRS has already hired these mythical agents to enforce the mythical ten years of revenues to go with six years of benefits. That answer I'd tune in to see.