Bachmann’s plan? Send those children to labor camps, which she warmly refers to as “Americanization Facilities,” with the goal of having them pay off their past, present, and future care expenses, while assimilating them into American culture. And in exchange for that labor, the children would be fast-tracked on a path to citizenship.
During an interview with Minnesota’s Twin Cities News Talk, Bachmann revealed her plan while addressing the border crisis. “I’m calling on all of us, Obama and Congress and everyone, to chip in and build special new facilities…`Americanization’ facilities, if you will. And we’d send these kids to these facilities, in Arizona and Texas and wherever else. And we’d get private sector business leaders to locate to those facilities and give these children low-risk jobs to do. And they’d learn about the American way of life, earn their keep, and everyone wins in the end.”
Conservative radio host Jason Lewis asked Bachmann about the camps, and what life might be like for the children sent to them. “Well, 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,” Bachmann continued. “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.”http://kctv7.com/michele-bachmann-suggests-labor-camps-for-immigrant-children/
Standby while The Gadfly attempts to wrap his mind around what this idiot woman is proposing . . .
"Americanization facilities" -- cute.
Let's, for the sake of masochism, examine Crazy Shelly's most awesomest idea a bit more in depth, shall we?
"And we'd send these kids to these facilities, in Arizona and Texas and wherever else." Wherever else?? Guantanamo Bay perhaps? That place is about as "wherever else" as you can get, and you just know Shelly's Teabagger friends wouldn't mind that one bit.
"And we'd get private sector business leaders to locate to those facilities and give these children low-risk jobs to do." Yes - because, as rumor has it, The Koch Brothers are in the market for procuring a workforce to manage their ever growing piles of petcoke tailings, and free child labor is right up their alley.
"And they'd learn about the American way of life, earn their keep, and everyone wins in the end." Shelly is right - what 7 or 8 year old wouldn't learn about the "American way of life" by living in an enclosed labor camp, toiling away the day for some good old fashioned, conservative businessmen to earn their right to a tray of our wonderful corporate provided institutional food?
"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 they could work when they aren't in school." English courses by day, tending the Koch Brother's tar sands yards by night - it's genius, for everyone knows that all work and no play make good little Americans out of brown skinned kids.
"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." And there it is -- the true motivation behind Shelly the Teabagger's "humanitarian" interest in these poor Central American immigrant kids. It's all about what's good for the business men and growing the ranks of Teabagistan by indoctrinating the little shits in to the wholly fucked up world view of Michele Bachmann and her Taliban-like cult of socio-economic terrorist comrades.
Lord help those kids if the Bachmann's of the world ever get the opportunity to hook their poisonous claws in to the napes of their little necks.