Bachmann: AmeriCorps is “re-education camps”

Last summer was a particularly intense time for Bachmann and crazy, not-even-conservative-just-crazy statements. Check out what she said in April about AmeriCorps, the community service organization:

“It’s under the guise of — quote — volunteerism. But it’s not volunteers at all. It’s paying people to do work on behalf of government.

I believe that there is a very strong chance that we will see that young people will be put into mandatory service. And the real concerns is that there are provisions for what I would call re-education camps for young people, where young people have to go and get trained in a philosophy that the government puts forward and then they have to go to work in some of these politically correct forums.”

We are not joking. Here is the audio, from DumpBachmann. The quote’s around 1:40.

(You know who else gets paid to do work on behalf of government? Millions of government employees, including law enforcement officers, teachers, soldiers, engineers and Michele Bachmann. OH NOES! GOVERNMENT MIND CONTROL IS REPAIRING OUR BRIDGES!!)

The kicker: Her son joined Teach for America, which is part of AmeriCorps, just a few months later! He intelligently declined to comment.

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