Monday, August 29, 2011

Whoa! Bachman would lower minimum wage to cost of overseas labor

Why not just repeal the 13th amendment while you're at it (that's the one that abolishes slavery)?

Here's the Associated Press:
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. She was later asked by a reporter whether changes to the minimum wage should also be considered to balance the cost of labor here and overseas.
"I'm not married to anything. I'm not saying that's where I'm going to go," she said.
That's rich, coming from someone who spent $4,700 on her hair and makeup in less than six weeks after she declared she was running for president.

Look, there's only one reason someone like Michele Bachmann can even consider running for president: she's carrying water for extremist billionaires who would just love to pay their workers pennies an hour. Like the Koch brothers.  Reports Mother Jones,
In late May, KochPAC, as Koch Industries' PAC is known, donated $10,000 in one day to Bachmann-linked committees—$5,000 to her 2012 congressional re-election committee and $5,000 to her political action committee, MICHELE PAC... The two checks weren't KochPAC's first contributions to Bachmann. According to federal campaign records, the committee has given $25,000 to the Minnesota congresswoman since 2006, excluding the May donation.
Bachmann actually signed a nutty pledge in Iowa that says African-Americans were better off under slavery than they are under President Obama. So, well, maybe she will decide to advocate repeal of the 13th amendment. If we all worked for free, then we'd have full employment.