Bachmann says Glenn Beck could solve nation's budget woes

Fox News commentator Glenn Beck is capable of solving the nation's deficit woes, conservative Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) told a group of South Carolina Republicans on Saturday.

“We need to simply tell people the facts, like Glenn Beck, with that chalkboard, that man can explain anything," said Bachmann, as reported by the Minnesota Independent. "I think if we give Glenn Beck the numbers, he can solve this."

In the same speech Bachmann warned that the United States could be going the way of Greece, and repeated her suggestion that the next generation of Americans would have to pay up to 70 percent of their income in federal taxes if changes are not made.

“When you add it all up — I’m a former federal tax lawyer — when you add up the tax burden on today’s kids — and I believe this is a low estimate — they are looking at in their peak years, at having 70 percent of their income to pay their tax bill," she said.

Senate Democrats and House Republicans are in negotiations to avoid a government shutdown after March 4.


—This post was updated at 6:21 p.m.