Lots of wacky things were said on stage at the Republican debate in Orlando this evening, but it was Rep. Michele Bachmann who earned herself the Complete Absence of Logic award when she advocated for a zero percent tax rate:
I think you earned every dollar, you should get to keep every dollar that you earn. That's your money, that's not the government's money. That's the whole point. Barack Obama seems to think that when we earn money it belongs to him, and we're lucky just to keep a little bit of it. I don't think that at all. I think when people make money it's their money.
No taxes! Awesome! But, uh, what about that whole "funding the government" thing? Bachmann has a solution:
Obviously we have to give money back to the government so that we can run the government, but we have to have a completely different mindset, and that mindset is American people are the genius of this economy. It certainly isn't government that's the genius.
Does that mean the government would be funded by the honor system? That would work out well.