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Friday, September 30, 2011

Why You Should Completely Ignore Michele Bachmann

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 8:40 AM

The recent Republican debates have been successful at making American voters both laugh and cry -- and not in a good way. But perhaps it was Rep. Michele Bachmann who truly earned her WTF? moment when she advocated for zero taxes during the debate in Orlando, Fla.

In case you missed her "genius" diatribe, here's what the Minnesota lawmaker said:

"I think you earned every dollar, you should get to keep every dollar that you earn. That's your money, that's not the government's money. That's the whole point. Barack Obama seems to think that when we earn money it belongs to him, and we're lucky just to keep a little bit of it. I don't think that at all. I think when people make money it's their money.... American people are the genius of this economy. It certainly isn't government that's the genius.

No, it certainly wouldn't be genius if Bachmann were running it. Courtesy of some Facebook friends, we're providing a crash course in government and taxes, designed specifically for Bachmann and her supporters to understand.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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