Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-BP) loves to fearmonger. The G20 Summit in Toronto gives her an excellent opportunity to indulge in a new conspiracy theory. She fears that they are really meeting to set up a “one world government.”
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.
“So I think clearly this is a very bad direction because when you join the economic policy of different nations, it is one short step to joining political unity and then you would have literally, a one world government,” said Bachmann. “I don’t want to cede United States authority to a transnational organization.” Listen here:
I realize that Republicans don’t actually listen to what they say and have no sense of how crazy they sound. I mean, hey, it’s working for Bachmann — her insane ramblings have made her a major player in the Republican party.
Doesn’t Bachmann know that the WTO can override American laws already? Didn’t Republicans whole-heartedly support the WTO and GATT?