Daily Archives: December 1, 2011
I’m glad that China has taken some steps away from communism. According to Economic Freedom of the World, China was one of 10-worst nations for economic liberty back in 1980 and they’ve since climbed to 92nd place out of 141 nations.
I’ve even offered a small bit of praise for China’s shift to a more business-friendly environment, and I was greatly amused when the head of China’s sovereign wealth fund mocked the Europeans for destructive welfare state policies.
That being said, 92nd place is still a very anemic rank, far below the first- and second-place jurisdictions, Hong Kong and Singapore.
So I was flabbergasted when Andy Stern, a former union boss and long-time Obama ally, wrote a column for today’s Wall Street Journal praising the efficiency and vitality of China’s planned economy.
You probably think I’m pulling your leg and/or deliberately misrepresenting what he wrote, but his article…
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For Ron Paul you don’t have to make a choice.
(Full disclosure, as my regular readers know I’m supporting Bachmann right now).
Certainly most of these charges are valid and damning. And it would make a good argument against against Newt Gingrich…until you see the part where it says “Ron Paul 2012.”
At that point you’re looking at it and saying…”hmmm. on the one hand Newt appears to be a hypocrite, a pragmatic one that will say whatever will gain him power at the time, but a hypocrite nonetheless. Versus Ron Paul, a man who doesn’t see anything wrong with letting Iran having a nuke. ” Iran, a country led by the Ayatollah and Ahmadinejad, two Holocaust deniers who are religious zealots and certifiably insane…because I can’t possibly see anything wrong with that. Any person with half of a functioning brain (clearly not Ron Paul) knows that the people in charge of Iran are so insane they will use a nuclear weapon against the Israel and the U.S. the consequences be damned, because they don’t think there will be consequences, because they think Allah is on their side, and thus they won’t be harmed for carrying out his will. When Paul mentions the Chinese and the Russians as having more nukes, he seems to fail to realize there is difference between just being evil and being evil AND batshit insane! Ron Paul makes Neville Chamberlain look like a genius of foreign policy who plans for the long term outcome of events.
Keep in mind that this is also a man who has interesting book releases. While other candidates release autobiographies or books on policy…no not Ron Paul, Ron has a cookbook. It’s a cookbook. IT’S A COOKBOOK! (sorry couldn’t resist).
Yes this indeed is the man who I want running the country. A man who doesn’t feel he can tell evil lunatics whether or not they can have a weapon of genocide…but he can tell you how to eat.
But here is the thing, as hypocritical as Newt is, he’s still better than Obama. Ron Paul and his eagerness to hurtle us toward WWIII through appeasing all of the world’s villains…I’m not quite sure that his foreign policy wouldn’t be worse for America than Obama’s economic policy.