Is she trying to be like Sarah Palin or is she really that much of an idiot? And to think the GOP gets defensive when the Democrats rightly link current problems to Bush. Bachmann may not like this crazy “new” global economy thingy, but others such as Coca Cola, IBM, Microsoft probably feel differently about it. In fact, quite a few US-based companies have been increasing their profits thanks to business overseas in that “global economy” world that she so fears. Exports from the US into this nutty “global economy” have been one of the bright spots for the US economy. So why does Bachmann want to destroy economic growth? More from Think Progress:
In an interview on Scott Hennen’s radio show today, Bachmann claimed that the purpose of the G-20 was to “bind together the world’s economies.” Neglecting the already interconnected nature of the global economy, Bachman declared that “President Obama is trying to bind the United States into a global economy”:
BACHMANN: What really concerned me was Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said that we don’t want to see one country’s economy doing better than another. What? This is the U.S. Treasury Secretary? We don’t want to see Zimbabwe’s economy do better than the United States? Aren’t we supposed to be about the United States and making sure that our economy can be the greatest in the world. If you look at the G20, what they’re trying to do is bind together the world’s economies. Look how that played out in the European Union when they bound all of those nations economies together and one of the smallest economies, Greece, when they got into trouble, that one little nation is bringing down the entire EU. Well, President Obama is trying to bind the United States into a global economy where all of our nations come together in a global economy. I don’t want the United States to be in a global economy where, where our economic future is bound to that of Zimbabwe. I can’t, we can’t necessarily trust the decisions that are being made financially in other countries.