If there is one thing I know I can count on it’s Michele Bachmann bringing the crazy.
The Daily Kos chronicled her out and about stumping in Flori-duh this weekend and once again came to the defense of those poor, oppressed large corporations that are struggling to make ends meet these days.
You can be justified if you missed it over the weekend, given the meteorological turmoil along the eastern seaboard. But GOP presidential Michele Bachmann stumped in Florida on Friday at a local sandwich shop. Bachmann is a favorite of ours for bringing the crazy, and she didn’t disappoint.
Bachmann, like most Republicans, thinks that the biggest crisis facing our economy today is the poor and underprivileged corporations. And when asked about it, she remained open to giving those needy corporate titans a hand by lowering the federal minimum wage.
“Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Friday she wouldn’t rule out changes to the federal minimum wage as a way to lower the cost of doing business and lure corporations back to the United States.”
“The Minnesota congresswoman told supporters at a packed sandwich shop that the corporate income tax needs to be reduced because companies are moving to other countries to save money.”
Now maybe we could just write this off as “spit balling” and take her at her word. But unfortunately her track record tells us she REALLY wants to get rid of thing.
June 28, 2011 on Good Morning America, George Stephanopoulos pressed Michele Bachmann on her 2005 statement that:
“Literally, if we took away the minimum wage—if conceivably it was gone—we could potentially virtually wipe out unemployment completely because we would be able to offer jobs at whatever level.”Now, note the “potentially” there—pigs could also potentially virtually fly if we took away the minimum wage. The question is how likely it is. But Stephanopoulos went and committed an act of journalism by following up on what Bachmann thinks might literally conceivably potentially virtually completely happen.
What ensued was not short or pretty, but it made clear while that Bachmann does not want to say straight out “yes, I want to eliminate the minimum wage” as a presidential candidate, yes, she wants to eliminate the minimum wage.
I don’t know about you…but I think this is a God awful idea.