UPDATE: Scott Kaufman from Raw Story found out that the story reported below — which we got from KCTV 7 — turned out to be lifted from The National Report, a satirical web site. Oops. Yet, Michele Bachmann is so unspeakably vile that lots of liberal websites — including us here at AATTP — fell for it. — Editor.
Michele Bachmann has devised a solution to the problem of what to do with the Central American children streaming across the border fleeing violence in their homelands, and it is so painfully simple it’s surprising that no one has thought of it before! Get this: labor camps where refugee children would be “Americanized” for half of the day and work to earn their keep the other half! Oh, wait, wasn’t something like that tried once before, in Nazi Germany?
KCTV reports that Bachmann told conservative radio host Jason Lewis that she would like to see these children sent to what she euphemistically refers to as “Americanization facilities” where the would be taught to speak English and “allowed” to work and, as payment for their labor, be given a fast track to citizenship.
According to KCTV she told Lewis:
“We’d of course want these facilities to be ideal, you know, for the children to work and learn. They’d spend half of their day working, and the other half learning what every child should learn, and that’s English, you know, English and American history. And as soon as they learn English with some degree of fluency, they can attend local schools, maybe with a voucher program, or something like that. And then they could work when they aren’t in school.
I think this is a great way to bring businesses into the Texas and Arizona areas, and maybe other states struggling with low employment opportunities, thanks mostly to Obama’s policies. Once these kids grow up, they’d leave a big gap of new job opportunities, and that’s what this is all about. It’s about opportunity, not just for these kids but for the American people. It helps the businesses, and if we can raise fifty-thousand God-fearing, English-speaking Americans, who understand real American values, then I’d say it’s a job well done.”
Not surprisingly some have questioned whether this is the appropriate way to deal with these children, Jose Antonio Vargas an immigrant from the Philippines and immigration activist said of the plan:
“She wants to create Republican indoctrination camps and force these poor children into lives of indentured servitude. She’s talking about labor camps where we raise an army of future Republican voters, and work them like slaves until they get old enough to possibly deport, if it comes to that. No one should be taking anything this woman says seriously.”