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