Saturday, August 27, 2011

Just What We Need: Lower Wages

and more protection for corporations.

That's the view of this blog's darling, Michele Bachmann (I love Michele Bachmann, by the way) according to this article on Politico.

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.
She did say she wants to look at all aspects of doing business, from regulations to tax codes, and will consider anything that will help create jobs. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.
I'm not completely sure how lowering a minimum wage that, if adjusted for actual purchasing power, should be about 3 dollars higher, helps the average worker. It certainly helps businesses who want to save money and that seems to be all that Bachmann, Perry and Romney care about. They have criticized Obama, and rightly so, for not having a credible jobs program but each have pledged not to vote for or propose anything that will stimulate the economy. All they have left is lower wages, more meager benefits that will cost middle class more and tax cuts for the very wealthy.

At the end of the article, Bachmann forgets where she is. Confusion seems to be her stock in trade.


  1. Could the woman possibly be more clueless? Magical thinking about lower gas prices and job creation seems to be her concept of a policy position. I just hope that the dumbing down of our country doesn't lead us to elect another know-nothing candidate. We're still recovering from 8 years of the last time we did that.

  2. Why is it that when i hear Ms. Bachmann or even her name my mind is filed with that cartoon song,"The Merry-go-round Broke down", Down boop boop, down boop boop, down boop, down boop... you get the idea.

    Or,the Jack Nicholson film with Helen Hunt and Greg Kinnear, when the woman comes to his door with an evangelical spiel." We are't buying crazy here, go sell your crazy some where else!" love it!