She’d also get scorched on the polygraph machine!
by Charlie Leck
Two things should be required of one who wishes to serve in the United States Congress
(1) One should be required to pass a general intelligence test that provides proof one is not an idiot.
(2) One should be required to swear an oath than one will not lie to one’s constituents.
Such simple requirements would have saved Minnesota from the pain and embarrassment that comes with having Michele Bachmann represent one of our Congressional Districts.
Recently, Congresswoman Bachmann has claimed that the federal government has take over 51 percent the private economy. A few nights ago, Bachmann said the following on CNN:
“The story in our country has been the federal government takeover of private industry. The federal government literally, in 18 months’ time, has taken either direct ownership of control of 51 percent of the private economy. Eighteen months ago, 100 percent of the private economy was private. But today, the federal government literally owns banks, the largest insurance company in the United States. The federal government owns over half of all home mortgages today in the United States – Chrysler, GM, the student loan industry and now health care.”
Now a lot of you, because you are very intelligent, won’t believe that a real Congressional Representative of the United States actually said that. So, I am forced to provide the video clip from the interview on CNN where she did say just that.
In fact, our nation does not own any banks. Now, there is the Federal Reserve, but that’s been around since early in the 1900s, so she can’t mean that. When we provided some bailout money to several banks we did acquire some stock ownership in some of them, but none exceeded 8 percent control – hardly ownership. All but one of those major banks repaid the bailout money (with interest) and reacquired any stock ownership the nation had in them.
The federal government does not in fact own any of the private economy. That portion of the economy is called private because it is not under the control of the public (or government). Did Mrs. Bachman take any civics classes when she was in school.
Is it honest to say that the U.S. government now owns the health care industry? Please see my startling blog of three days ago: Health Care Industry Gone Crazy!
Representative Bachman is not only an idiot. She is also a liar. She fails both of my requirement tests. Kick her out of Congress.