Thursday, January 17, 2008

She Just Doesn't Get It

"I am so proud to be from the state of Minnesota. We’re the workingest state in the country, and the reason why we are, we have more people that are working longer hours, we have people that are working two jobs."

Said, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) to justify her conservative plan to give tax breaks to corporations — instead of working Americans — by arguing that people actually like working long hours.

Source: Think Progress

Saying something this incredulous is akin to saying something like, "What's the big deal, don't you know that women enjoy the attention of an abusive husband." Or, it's very similar to what Barbara Bush said of those who found shelter in the Houston Astrodome, "[they are] underprivileged anyway, so this is working well for them." Such a thoughtless remark of either woman is only reflective of their callous unconcern for poorer people.

I mean, come on one wants to work two jobs and extra long hours!! Just even entertain such a notion only reveals an upper-crusted classism with no regard or compassion for those in a situation where they have to do it.

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