Breaking: Michelle Bachmann is a Looney Tune!
Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) has said some crazy things in the past, but this one takes the cake. She thinks the volunteer program Americorp will become “mandatory reeducation camps” for the young under Pres. Obama.
Umm. Congresswoman? Americorp was a Republican idea that Pres. Clinton took over–much to the GOP fury. It just encourages volunteerism. It doesn’t pay anyone, as you allege. It is supposed to be a domestic equivalent of the Peace Corps. And that expansion that you worry about? It had bi-partisan co-sponsors and passed both houses of Congress with WIDE margins.
Americorp expansion co-sponsor Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) specifically denies your claim that participation in Americorp will ever be mandatory. Sen. Hatch, who constantly writes patriotic songs (some of which are sung by John Ashcroft on Youtube–very funny), is hardly ANYONE’s liberal. So, if Hatch thinks you’re all wet on this, Michelle, you are.
BTW, there’s a rumor that Rep. Bachmann is being urged by Republicans to take on Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) when she is next up for reelection. Please, Michelle, run, run! We’d get you out of the House and you’d lose SOOO badly to Sen. Klobuchar and it would be very entertaining to watch. Move over, Bugs and Daffy, Bachmannn is the real Looney Tune.
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