Thursday, January 17, 2008

Scroogenomics

If having one job is good, then having two is even better.

At a press conference today unveiling the stimulus proposal, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) justified the conservative plan to give tax breaks to corporations — instead of working Americans — by arguing that people actually like working long hours:

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.

Bachmann’s version of the American Dream is apparently working two full-time jobs and struggling to get by.

It also reduces the crime rate — people have less time to knock over liquor stores — and it teaches children to be self-reliant because they get to spend more of their time doing their homework and other chores on their own while their folks are working that second job.