GOPer Michele Bachmann: BP ‘Chumps’ for Paying Into Commie Escrow Fund
June 16, 2010
(ChattahBox)—What a stupid vapid woman. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is out and about spewing tea party nonsense again, instead of actually, yah know–working for her constituents by legislating. The wacky right-wing lawmaker decided to attack President Obama’s plan to force BP to pay into an escrow fund to handle claims from the Gulf oil disaster. Why? Because it’s a commie, socialist “redistribution-of-wealth fund,” of course. And you know what else? BP executives are “chumps” for agreeing to pay the Gulf victims for their losses. Well, what about the fact that BP’s negligence caused one of the worst ecological disasters in our nation’s history? Eh, drill, baby drill. The ocean will just clean up itself. It’s hard to imagine that there are real live humans in Minnesota who actually voted this fool into office.
Bachmann, known for such incendiary rhetoric, as urging her followers to “slit our wrists, be blood brothers” in opposing health care reform, made her remarks condemning the BP escrow fund as a socialist plot, during a speech at the Heritage Foundation on Tuesday:
“The president just called for creating a fund that would be administered by outsiders, which would be more of a redistribution-of-wealth fund,” said Bachmann. “And now it appears like we’ll be looking at one more gateway for more government control, more money to government.”
And she was outraged that a private corporation would be held liable for lost income and wages of unemployed fishermen, after it destroyed the Gulf fisheries industry:
“They have to lift the liability cap. But if I was the head of BP, I would let the signal get out there — ‘We’re not going to be chumps, and we’re not going to be fleeced.’ And they shouldn’t be. They shouldn’t have to be fleeced and make chumps to have to pay for perpetual unemployment and all the rest — they’ve got to be legitimate claims.”
The mind reels.