Rep. Michele Bachmann R-MN, on Saturday used the Holocaust - the genocide of Jews in World War II - to make a point about taxes and economic liberty in a speech.
Bachmann said at a We the People event in New Hampshire organized by former congressional Republican nominee Jennifer Horn, that as a child, she was shocked to learn that many Americans were not aware that millions of Jews died until the war ended, according to a report by the Associated Press.
Bachmann said she wondered if her mother did anything to stop the Holocaust. She also said the next generation of Americans would ask similar questions to their elders about what they did to prevent them from facing a large tax burden.
I tell you this story because I think in our day and time, there is no analogy to that horrific action, she said, referring to the Holocaust. But only to say, we are seeing eclipsed in front of our eyes a similar death and a similar taking away. It is this disenfranchisement that I think we have to answer to.
Bachmann said Americans entering the workforce today could eventually see 75 percent of their income being paid in taxes, Social Security and Medicare, according to the report.
She said young workers today were going to wonder what people did while watching quite literally our economic liberty pulled out from under us.
The question comes down to this: what will you say to that next generation about what you did to make sure that wouldn't be their fate? she asked.