Tag Archives: Michele Bachmann

Rolling back the minimum wage and child labor laws in order to help the poor

Remember when, not too long ago, Michele Bachmann said, “If we took away the minimum wage—if conceivably it was gone—we could potentially virtually wipe out unemployment completely“? Well, not one to be outdone, Newt Gingrich came out today, declaring that America’s child labor laws are, “truly stupid.” You know… those meddlesome laws that keep people […]

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Thomas Friedman to America: “We can’t learn anything from China”

Generally speaking, I don’t consider myself a huge Thomas Friedman fan. I caught a minute of him speaking on MSNBC this morning, though, and what he said really blew me away. It was extremely simple, but packed a wallop. As I can’t find the exact quote anywhere online, here’s the essence of what he said… […]

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Robert Reich speaks out on Reddit

Economist and Clinton administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich showed up on Reddit today… I believe at the behest of his son, who works for CollegeHumor.com. I’d encourage you to read the whole thing, but here are some highlights: evasilev: What is the top priority policy change you would like to see outlined in Obama’s upcoming […]

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That Newsweek cover of Michele Bachmann could have been a hell of a lot worse

Does anyone remember how, when Obama first entered office, the Tea Partiers were outraged that he had the audacity to enter the Oval Office in short sleeves? If you’ll recall, they were absolutely beside themselves, calling it “un-Presidential” and an affront to the office of President. I’m curious as to what these same folks will […]

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“But, the socialist media are MAKING her eyes look crazy!”

Apparently, conservatives, especially those who find themselves doing things like screaming in support of America’s credit downgrade at Tea Party rallies, are incensed that Newsweek chose to run a cover image this week which makes Presidential contender Michele Bachmann look crazy. I personally don’t see it. It’s one thing to have an issue with the […]

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