The heartthrob of the Tea Party has a fix for America!
Michele Bachmann thinks America blew it by extending a safety net to millions of Americans under President Johnson’s “Great Society.” Her solution? Model the economy after communist China.
“The ‘Great Society’ has not worked and it’s put us into the modern welfare state,” she said. “If you look at China, they don’t have food stamps. If you look at China, they’re in a very different situation. They save for their own retirement security…They don’t have the modern welfare state and China’s growing. And so what I would do is look at the programs that LBJ gave us with the Great Society and they’d be gone.”
Let me serve up a quick reminder to how Bachmann became a bigger name in American politics:
That was Michele Bachmann in 2008 on Hardball calling for McCarthy style hearings into “anti-American” Americans. If McCarthy were alive today and holding his hearings, Bachmann would be drug up there in a heart beat with her new found love of communism.
Of course Bachmann doesn’t mind welfare when it comes to her and her husband. They receive hundreds of thousands in subsidized government money and this was money that Bachmann refused to vote against. Yup – welfare is bad unless you are getting it, then it is good!