So, apparently, somebody was talking about the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act — and its connection to The Great Depression — near Rep. Michele Bachmann on Monday.
And when the information went inside her brain, it got lost, part of it was eaten by a bear, and what finally managed to stumble out of her mouth on the floor of Congress sounded like… well, like regular Michele Bachmann talk…
On Monday night, our friends at Dump Bachmann reported, Bachmann took to the House floor and paid tribute to the economic policies of Calvin Coolidge and the "Roaring 20s" (the era that ended with a massive monetary contraction and the Great Depression).
One particular line really does stand out, though — saying Franklin Roosevelt turned a recession into a depression through the "Hoot-Smalley" tariffs…
Yeah, those Hoot Smalley tariffs sure were a problem. I wonder how many people were forced into the lead brines because of them.
Matt Yglesias has more on Bachmann's remarkable intelligence.
Tags: Franklin Roosevelt, House of Representatives, Michele Bachmann