Bachmann: Let's 'Look at' Minimum Wage

Republican hopeful maintains founding fathers fought slavery

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 28, 2011 8:50 AM CDT

(Newser) – Michele Bachmann still thinks minimum wage needs a review—and she says John Quincy Adams was a founding father. Noting that Politifact says she’s gotten more “facts” wrong than any other GOP hopeful, George Stephanopoulos asked her if she wanted to “clear up” some past comments, like her suggestion that the founding fathers “worked tirelessly” to abolish slavery. “If you look at one of our Founding Fathers, John Quincy Adams, that’s absolutely true,” Bachmann said on Good Morning America.

When Stephanopoulos noted that Adams wasn’t a founding father, Bachmann said he “most certainly was a part of the Revolutionary War era.” The interviewer then asked about her 2005 comment that ending minimum wage would fix unemployment. “I think we need to look at all regulations,” Bachmann said, “whatever ones are inhibiting job growth.” Asked if that included minimum wage, Bachman replied, “All regulations, George.” Check out the full transcript.

Bachmann speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 17, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Bachmann speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 17, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.   (Getty Images)
Bachmann  waves to supporters after making her formal announcement to seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Monday, June 27, 2011, in Waterloo, Iowa.
Bachmann waves to supporters after making her formal announcement to seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Monday, June 27, 2011, in Waterloo, Iowa.   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Bachmann and her husband Marcus wave to the crowd  after her formal announcement to seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Monday, June 27, 2011, in Waterloo, Iowa.
Bachmann and her husband Marcus wave to the crowd after her formal announcement to seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Monday, June 27, 2011, in Waterloo, Iowa.   (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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