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“....we need a strong manufacturing sector that will put Americans back to work making products....that I have deemed necessary in the quantities I say - American industries can’t seem to figure it out, so I’ll tell them what to make” President Barack Obama said in a statement.


7 posted on 12/12/2011 9:54:54 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Psalm 73

I didn’t see that in the article...did he actually say that, or are you...er...paraphrasing his statement?


11 posted on 12/12/2011 9:58:19 AM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: Psalm 73

Reminds me of the story of the Soviet nail factory. They had been following their quota in the plan, which required a certain weight of nails to be produced every day. They met this by producing only the largest nails they could, thus meeting the weight requirement in the fastest way possible. When enough complaints reached the planning bureau, they changed the requirement, so instead of weight it was number. At that point the factory switched to producing the smallest nails they could, thus meeting the new requirement in the fastest way possible. Throughout all of this, there was a continued shortage of nails in the sizes usually used in actual construction because the factory never produced them.

If you go to a planned economy, you have to plan it to the smallest details, or the humans involved will fulfill the requirements in the most efficient manner.


67 posted on 12/12/2011 10:16:07 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Psalm 73

Okay, I actually have no way to judge whether that sentence is sarcasm, satire or an actual verbatim quote from Obamalamadingdong. It is simply impossible to separate the truth from fiction in this upside down universe.


79 posted on 12/14/2011 6:46:22 PM PST by RipSawyer (This does not end well!)
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