I really don't need to shred it; it's so stupid. But this site "Crooks and Liars" has video up of Michele Bachmann and while I'm not necessarily endorsing her particularly (I've heard from people who know her that she may not be what she's presenting herself to be so we'll see) what she actually *says* is usually spot on. Such was the case with this. They ring a bell every time she says something "discredited" or otherwise wrong. (I don't think they like the word "wrong".)
We'll sound the bell every time she floats a discredited idea. Ready?
Raising taxes for the wealthy shouldn't be "on the table," says Bachmann, because "tax rates are high enough (ding!), and history shows (ding!) that when we raise taxes, particularly on job creators (ding!) we actually bring in less revenue (ding! ding! ding!) rather than more."
Yep. Dingbats. Just change the word "discredited" to "completely factual, accurate and true" and we have a winner. Ding ding ding!
They go on:
And the history of the Great Depression shows that it took government investment to get people working and the economy growing. FDR listened to the Bachmannites of his time in the late 1930's, and everything started falling apart again. That's what history shows.
Ding ding ding! Loser gets 4 free passes to "Atlas Shrugged".