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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:13 AM
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Bachmann: ‘I Don’t Want The United States To Be In A Global Economy’
http://thinkprogress.org/2010/06/29/bachmann-global-eco...

This past weekend, President Obama attended the G-20 Summit on international economic cooperation in Toronto, which ended with a declaration calling for member countries to work “to ensure a full return to growth with quality jobs, to reform and strengthen financial systems, and to create strong, sustainable and balanced global growth.” Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), however, fears that the 20 countries were really working to set up “a one world government.”

In an interview on Scott Hennen’s radio show today, Bachmann claimed that the purpose of the G-20 was to “bind together the world’s economies.” Neglecting the already interconnected nature of the global economy, Bachman declared that “President Obama is trying to bind the United States into a global economy”:

BACHMANN: What really concerned me was Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said that we don’t want to see one country’s economy doing better than another. What? This is the U.S. Treasury Secretary? We don’t want to see Zimbabwe’s economy do better than the United States? Aren’t we supposed to be about the United States and making sure that our economy can be the greatest in the world. If you look at the G20, what they’re trying to do is bind together the world’s economies. Look how that played out in the European Union when they bound all of those nations economies together and one of the smallest economies, Greece, when they got into trouble, that one little nation is bringing down the entire EU. Well, President Obama is trying to bind the United States into a global economy where all of our nations come together in a global economy. I don’t want the United States to be in a global economy where, where our economic future is bound to that of Zimbabwe. I can’t, we can’t necessarily trust the decisions that are being made financially in other countries.

“So I think clearly this is a very bad direction because when you join the economic policy of different nations, it is one short step to joining political unity and then you would have literally, a one world government,” said Bachmann. “I don’t want to cede United States authority to a transnational organization.” Listen here:

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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:15 AM
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1. she's not stupid.
She's blazingly, incredibly, awesomely, hugely, unbelievably, gigantically stupid.

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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:18 AM
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2. Little to late you nitwit
WOW!
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:18 AM
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3. "Momma always told me life is like a box of Republicons." - Forrest Gump
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 08:19 AM by SpiralHawk
"You just can't possibly imagine what kind of stoopid, hateful, or perverse kind of thing they will do or say next."

- Forrest Gump
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:19 AM
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4. This makes me proud of the Democrats.
Our women are smart, talented, educated, productive, and beautiful.

The GOP has Ann Coulter, Michelle Bachmann, Sarah Palin, and Sharron Angle. Enough said.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:21 AM
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5. ...
:silly:
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d_r Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:26 AM
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6. am I reaching here
to think there is something racist about her focus on Zimbabwe?
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:32 AM
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7. Zimbabwe IS one of the world's worst economies - it's an apt, if hyperbolic example.
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The2ndWheel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:53 AM
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8. The problem is that we're doing two different things at the same time
We have a global economy, and regional governments. Even a smaller picture like that of the US is an example of the same thing. We have a national economy, but we still have 50 states. It's a pretty inefficient way of doing things. We're either all in this together, or we're on our own. We really have to pick one or the other.

However, we end up trying to mix the two, because we think we can have the best of both worlds. We think we can have some grand collective goal for humanity, while at the same time everyone shouldn't be dependent on anyone else for anything and should be allowed to follow their own dreams to whatever goal they wish to find.
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:56 AM
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9. And I don't want the earth to revolve around the sun.
I'm also sick and tired of gravity.
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:42 AM
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10. Watch this gloablization issue- - A poll of Teabaggers found they
are vehemently opposed to Trade Policies and believe
this is at the root of our current economical problem.
( A lot of Teabaggers are former Perot voters and their
party platform was Anti-Nafta. Ross Perot fought
Nafta tooth and nail. "That giant sucking sound" sucking
our factories to Mexico, etc.

It will interesting to watch--REAL Conservatives on this
issue.
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:48 AM
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11. If you can't get along and compete in the world economy
you'll fall. Is that what she wants.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:49 AM
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12. This idiot should never have been allowed to get anywhere near the reins of government.
She is a clueless as used chewing gum.
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:04 AM
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13. Michelle's just too pure for this world, isn't she
Why can't the economy be heaven-based -- where only the good Christian people like her get to drive fancy gold cars, and the bad people don't exist?

You can almost see how it makes perfect sense in her limited, fear-addled mind.

Normally I'd pity a fool like Michelle Bachmann, but she can go to hell if she thinks she's gonna let her insane madness infuse our government policies.
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:09 AM
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14. And also, I bet 90% of her own possessions are made in China
And her beloved GOP outsourced all the "Made in the USA" manufacturing jobs and outsourced it to the cheapest laborers around the world.

So Michelle -- SHUT THE FUCK UP.
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FBI_Un_Sub Donating Member (610 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:30 AM
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15. No course in Int'l Econ?
She was able to get a BA without reading (or at least taking a course that used) Krugman's International Economics: Theory and Policy? Unf@#$ing Believable.
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