Oh right, and Bachmann is lying some more.

In fact, she’s been lying about this for about a week, but we didn’t have the energy to debunk it. MNIndy does at least part of the job here. In essence, Bachmann has been claiming that the bill Congress was called back to Washington to vote on is not funding for public jobs like teachers and Medicare funding, as congressional leaders have claimed. Bachmann is representing this as a gift to unions that will be partially redirected into the reelection funds of Democrats. No, seriously:

…now these public employee unions have received their $26 billion payoff, now they’re going to skim the top of the public union dues off the top, put it in political action coffers and then use it to run these Democrat reelection campaigns, and to go after Republicans.

Now, Bachmann appears to be implying that public employees who would stand to benefit are a) unionized and b) liberals. We are sure that not all public employees would agree. But never mind that. From there, we also have to accept uncritically that the public employees will be paying part of those salaries in union dues and that those union dues will directly contribute to Democratic reelection campaigns. This is a big stretch that requires offensive assumptions about who benefits and very, very vague accounting.

Finally, we’d like to point out that public employee unions might support Republicans more often if Republicans didn’t spend so much time and energy trying to screw over unions and their members.


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