Coming from a Congresswoman who openly complained about working 5 days a week in her marble palace versus the 4 days of working and page scouting of the Tom Delay / John Boehner led House, this takes the cake.
Seriously. Is any other elected official this out of touch with their constituents?
While Congresswoman Bachmann was beaming with pride earlier today, proud that many of us get to work 12-16 hour days, at 2 separate jobs, just to make ends meet, 190 St Cloud employees got laid off from Electrolux. Hint for Congresswoman Bachmann...this is in your district, the 6th Congressional District of Minnesota.
Or consider that Minnesota lost 2,300 jobs last month, and over 23,000 over the past 6 months. Yeah! We're officially in a recession!
The Middle Class Job Protection Act supported by Bachmann, would appear to be less effective than other measures that could be considered. According to Think Progress:
Yesterday, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office concluded that corporate tax cuts, such as the one proposed by Cantor, “may be less cost-effective in the short term” and less effective than a stimulus plan consisting of “tax rebates, extended unemployment benefits and a temporary increase in food stamps.”
So, give corporations a 25% tax cut or help the people of the 6th CD and Minnesota...hmmm...
This, coming from the woman who has become the poster child for conservatism in Minnesota, a woman who ran on family values and taxes?
Where are the family values behind working multiple jobs for 60-80 hours a week, living paycheck to paycheck?
I'll take a third job to help see this woman defeated next November...
*Update* Wonkette loves this as well, especially the commenter's!