Yesterday, we posted information from a White House press release which linked to job creation projections on a congressional district level. Meanwhile, bloggers around the country--most notably the Washington Monthly and Huffington Post, took a closer look at a Ken Avidor audio clip of Sixth District Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann on her latest ranting points.
The now-famous clip:
Steve Benen at Washington Monthly picked out the gems, including this one:
The zany "running out of rich people" quip has attracted most of the attention, but we'd like to look at the first part of that assertion: that recovery money is going to be pulled from Republican districts and funneled to Democratic ones.
For Minnesota, this seems bass ackwards if the adimnistration figures are accurate. Here are those job creation projections for congressional districts in the North Star state, with an added emphasis on the figures for Bachmann's own district:
Congressional District 1 Minnesota 7,800
Congressional District 2 Minnesota 9,200
Congressional District 3 Minnesota 8,300
Congressional District 4 Minnesota 7,700
Congressional District 5 Minnesota 7,900
Congressional District 6 Minnesota 9,500
Congressional District 7 Minnesota 7,500
Congressional District 8 Minnesota 8,100
Bachmann's own district is projected to benefit most of any district in Minnesota under the recovery bill. Enough said.
The clip was originally posted by the blog Dump Bachmann and picked up by the MN Progressive Project, It looks like--recovery bill or not--Missy Bachmann's wild stylings will continue to help foster an online cottage industry.