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Rep. Michele Bachmann’s paranoid “One-World” delusion has reared its head yet again. While lunacy has traditionally been associated with the phases of the moon, this particular figment of Bachmann’s paranoia seems to wax and wane on an annual cycle coinciding with the yearly G-20 summit.

Bachmann: ‘I Don’t Want The United States to be in a Global Economy’


By Matt Corley
Think Progress
June 29, 2010


This past weekend, President Obama attended the G-20 Summit on international economic cooperation in Toronto, which ended with a declaration calling for member countries to work “to ensure a full return to growth with quality jobs, to reform and strengthen financial systems, and to create strong, sustainable and balanced global growth.” Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), however, fears that the 20 countries were really working 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.” …

BACHMANN: “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.”

Audio: Bachmann worries about a “global economy”

Matt Yglesias notes that “the existence of a global economy in which events outside our borders impact us is not something Barack Obama dreamed up, and the idea that having world leaders gather for occasional meetings constitutes a ‘one world government’ is insane.”

But it’s not new for Bachmann to dream up nightmarish scenarios about the U.S. ceding its economic sovereignty. Around the time of the 2009 G-20 Summit, she peddled a false conspiracy theory that the world was moving toward a unified global currency. “This is not Michele Bachmann being a kook,” declared the Minnesota congresswoman. It was and is. …

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H/T Dump Bachmann


Related report on this site

Bachmann Says “I’m Not a Kook” (March 28, 2009)


FROM THE ARCHIVES: One Year Ago — June 30, 2009

The Bachmann File

Pants on Fire!ACORN will be a paid partner with the Census Bureau and “they will be in charge of going door-to-door and collecting data from the American public.”
Michele Bachmann, Wednesday, June 17, 2009.

Ruling: Pants on Fire! | Details

Pants on Fire!The Constitution only requires us to tell the Census Bureau “how many people are in our home.”
Michele Bachmann, Wednesday, June 17, 2009.

Ruling: Pants on Fire! | Details

2 ‘Pants on Fires’ for Bachmann

One-year retrospective: One year ago today I reported that between January 2008 and June 2009, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) was 0 for 5 on the PolitiFact Truth-O-Meter. Her latest ratings at the time involved two “ridiculously false statements” regarding the 2010 Census.

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