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Elizabeth Warren Ad: Let's Be More Like China
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Posted on 08/01/2012 5:40:32 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Elizabeth Warren Ad: Let's Be More Like China Michael Warren August 1, 2012 8:00 AM

Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has a new ad running on Massachusetts television praising the Chinese government's investment in public works projects. The ad encourages the United States to follow the lead of the Asian Communist country and "do better." Watch the ad below, courtesy of the New York Sun:

"We've got bridges and roads in need of repair and thousands of people in need of work. Why aren’t we rebuilding America?” Warren says in the 30-second ad. “Our competitors are putting people to work, building a future. China invests 9 percent of its GDP in infrastructure. America? We’re at just 2.4 percent. We can do better. We can build a foundation for a strong new economy and get people to Massachusetts to work right now."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: brown; elizabethwarren; scottbrown; warren
Well move then........and take your teepee with you.
1 posted on 08/01/2012 5:40:34 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

WOW, this is going to go over well.

Can’t fix stupid.


2 posted on 08/01/2012 5:44:07 AM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Sub-Driver
Bugs says it best!
3 posted on 08/01/2012 5:44:15 AM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: Sub-Driver

Here’s a crazy idea. How bout we stop funneling highway funds off for every other marginally transportation related project in the country. If people want bike paths and parking area rain gardens, let them pay for them themselves. If they want to ride public transportation, let them pay the full cost themselves.


4 posted on 08/01/2012 5:45:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Sub-Driver

No shock that Red Lizzie thinks this but who could be stupid enough to air that concern? Even in liberal Mass this won’t go over well.


5 posted on 08/01/2012 5:46:00 AM PDT by Woodsman27
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To: Sub-Driver

The next time anyone wants to rant and rave about how horrible that RINO Scott Brown is and how he needs to be defeated to keep RINOs out of the GOP, remember that this smug, arrogant, flamming Communist is the alternative, not some Tea Party patriot with a 100% ACU rating.


6 posted on 08/01/2012 5:46:35 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Sub-Driver

"Hu? How are you! Listen, about my resume..."
7 posted on 08/01/2012 5:49:34 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sounds good. When do we start doping our swimmers?


8 posted on 08/01/2012 5:50:53 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Sub-Driver
SHANGHAI (AP) - China's manufacturing barely grew in July and analysts said weakening export demand pointed to the need for more efforts to revive growth.

9 posted on 08/01/2012 5:51:33 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Sub-Driver

How stupid can you get. People in the USA complain all the time about chinese pay and working conditions....


10 posted on 08/01/2012 5:52:00 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sub-Driver

She’s the Savior of Capitalism, one country at a time.
Unreal.


11 posted on 08/01/2012 5:53:51 AM PDT by keepthefaith
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To: Sub-Driver
"We've got bridges and roads in need of repair and thousands of people in need of work. Why aren’t we rebuilding America?”

I thought that was what the stimulus was for.

12 posted on 08/01/2012 6:01:39 AM PDT by Ben Hecks
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To: Sub-Driver
...praising the Chinese government's investment in public works projects..

Sounds good until all those new Chinese condos, high-speed trains, and bridges collapse due to poor and corrupt construction. Their high-speed train has already had one huge crash, one reporter said that buyers of Chinese condos expect their units to last only a few years, and engineers say that corruption, poor quality materials, and bad design will lead to several new, large bridges collapsing in the next big quake (including one the Chinese built in the US).

13 posted on 08/01/2012 6:01:58 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Sub-Driver
I have seen this ad multiple times being aired during the olympics during prime time on the Boston NBC station. It shows Warren with all these hard hatted construction union guys. Mostly iron workers, or actors pretending to be iron workers.

It compares GDP spent by the US with GDP spent by China on infrastructure projects like bridges, etc.

It closes with the statement “lets get America working”.

It is such a classic ad pandering to the union, it is humorous.

On the other hand, Scott Brown has an ad with former DEMOCRATIC mayor of Boston and former DEMOCRATIC ambassador to the Vatican Ray Flynn. He was very popular man of the people guy prior to Mumbles Manenio.

14 posted on 08/01/2012 6:02:54 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: Sub-Driver

One difference is that in China, all the money flows through the government whereas in this country some still flows through the private sector although O and his minions want that to change. Another difference is that China is building weird cities where no one wants to live. Just so they can show them off. Very odd.


15 posted on 08/01/2012 6:04:35 AM PDT by Mercat (Necessity is the argument of tyrants. John Milton)
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To: Sub-Driver
"We've got bridges and roads in need of repair and thousands of people in need of work. Why aren’t we rebuilding America?”

In Massachusetts there are two seasons....Winter and Construction. Millions of Stimulus Money poured into the state - roads that didn't need repaving were repaved - sidewalks that didn't need replacing were replaced....pretty deco lighting and fountains popped up everywhere - like the last depression - busy work.

This state, like many, is known as the construction-state....every spring workers pop up and repair roads that were repaired the year before.....many bridges that need repair- haven't... because of government bureaucracy and union bidding....and apparently you need to 'study' the disrepair for years before action.

16 posted on 08/01/2012 6:13:34 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Woodsman27

You’d be surprised. Scratch a liberal, find a totalitarian.

Where do we sign up for the road gang? Or do we get assigned? Or maybe it’s just for enemies, such as Catholic bishops, Christians in general, practicing Jews...

China is a country built on slave and prison labor. But that’s fine with liberals, because they know they’re always going to be on the left side of things and they’ll be the ones checking off the falsified productivity quotients and sending their enemies off to death.


17 posted on 08/01/2012 6:17:28 AM PDT by livius
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To: Sub-Driver

Ummm... We don’t like slave labor?


18 posted on 08/01/2012 6:17:49 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Ben Hecks

Let small business pay for these roads—they need to show they built their own Businesses sheeesh


19 posted on 08/01/2012 6:18:07 AM PDT by RightLady (Take out the trash the first Tues after the first Monday in Nov)
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To: Sub-Driver
Let's Be More Like China


20 posted on 08/01/2012 6:20:07 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Sub-Driver

obvious union pandering is... obvious


21 posted on 08/01/2012 6:22:53 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Sub-Driver

she’s saying china is spending 9% on infrastructure... and we should emulate them

anyone know how much china spends on entitlement programs?

we’re spending 65% of our budget keeping our parasites fed and pampered with various goodies.

cut that to 15% and maybe i’ll be ok with bumping our infrastructure spending to 5%


22 posted on 08/01/2012 6:25:29 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Sub-Driver

Are we gonna build a bunch of empty cities because we have a housing shortage?


23 posted on 08/01/2012 6:27:18 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to hear you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
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This broads choo-choo has gone around the bend...Nice going Demcorats.


24 posted on 08/01/2012 6:27:59 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: sten
anyone know how much china spends on entitlement programs?

Pretty close to a big fat zero. They'd rather build an unnecessary railroad or bridge than feed a social parasite. The career path for an American-style looter class refugee would be street begging. :)

25 posted on 08/01/2012 6:33:05 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, the “Big Dig” went so quickly, and so under budget ... why not do more of them?


26 posted on 08/01/2012 6:34:44 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to hear you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
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To: Sub-Driver
I used to call the GOP the 'stupid party'.

I might have to reserve that name for the Dems.

27 posted on 08/01/2012 6:36:04 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I hate the Universe, and it hates me.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Milton Friedman:

At one of our dinners, Milton recalled traveling to an Asian country in the 1960s and visiting a worksite where a new canal was being built. He was shocked to see that, instead of modern tractors and earth movers, the workers had shovels. He asked why there were so few machines. The government bureaucrat explained: “You don’t understand. This is a jobs program.” To which Milton replied: “Oh, I thought you were trying to build a canal. If it’s jobs you want, then you should give these workers spoons, not shovels.”

28 posted on 08/01/2012 6:39:33 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
They'd rather build an unnecessary railroad or bridge than feed a social parasite.

Except that the social parasite class in Red China go by the name "Party Officials".
29 posted on 08/01/2012 6:41:08 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to hear you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
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To: Ben Hecks

I thought that was what the stimulus was for.

Plus gas tax and other taxes.


30 posted on 08/01/2012 6:47:35 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Sub-Driver
Warren: .... China invests 9 percent of its GDP in infrastructure. America? We’re at just 2.4 percent. We can do better.

The ghost towns of China: Amazing satellite images show cities meant to be home to millions lying deserted

...These amazing satellite images show sprawling cities built in remote parts of China that have been left completely abandoned, sometimes years after their construction. Elaborate public buildings and open spaces are completely unused, with the exception of a few government vehicles near communist authority offices.

Some estimates put the number of empty homes at as many as 64 million, with up to 20 new cities being built every year

31 posted on 08/01/2012 6:51:59 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Sub-Driver

What is she talking about? We spent $12 Billion on a leaky tunnel. Route 128 has been under constant construction for 15 years.

I want to put an end to these wasteful projects for a few years.

I had to drive over a bridge in Lower Mills that took five years to rebuild. The engineers calculated the water flow incorrectly and then it had to be rebuilt again, taking another five years.


32 posted on 08/01/2012 6:53:08 AM PDT by outpostinmass2
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To: opentalk

empty China Ghost town

33 posted on 08/01/2012 6:56:12 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Sub-Driver
Fauxahontas should be thanking her lucky stars that her family isn't rooted in Communist China, as she wouldn't be here today thanks to their "One Child Policy" and Lizzie was #4.
34 posted on 08/01/2012 7:12:32 AM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: All; Reagan69

Don’t worry, plenty of freepers will swarm and attack Scott Brown for not being conservative enough. They’d rather have the kook fraud radical Warren in the US Senate to add to Harry Reid’s majority.


35 posted on 08/01/2012 7:13:23 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Pontius Pilate 'voters' are arrogant, delusional, lilly-livered collaborators.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Hey Liz,

We just spent almost a trillion dollars.

At 1 million per mile, that works out to a million miles of roads we could have built with all that "shovel-ready" stimulus money.

Say it's 3,000 miles from Maine to California. A million miles works out to more that 330 brand new country-crossing highways we could have built with that stimulus money.

But no, Obama, Biden and the Democraps blew it on bankrupt firms like Solyndra.

Go cry in your chai, Lizzie.

36 posted on 08/01/2012 7:30:27 AM PDT by eCSMaster ('Nancy Pelosi is a DINGBAT.' - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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To: Dr. Sivana
Except that the social parasite class in Red China go by the name "Party Officials".

Excellent point! All liberals here know that they would get to join that parasite class. Heck, Warren is already doing beautifully at it, making hundreds of thousands of dollars for doing absolutely nothing at Harvard U while urging labor camps for the rest of us.

37 posted on 08/01/2012 7:35:50 AM PDT by livius
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To: Slings and Arrows
When do we start propping up the entire nation by building 5 entire city's the size of Boston a year? That might explain the Chinese growth rate. Don't tell anyone that the cities are empty, all they have in them are government employees who clean the streets and keep the utilities working. China is headed for and enormous fall, that will make the American depression of the 30’s look like good times.
38 posted on 08/01/2012 8:00:57 AM PDT by qman (The communist usurper must go!)
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To: Sub-Driver

A friend of mine went to China and observed a road under construction. A truck would drop off big rocks and hundreds of Chinese would pound the rocks with small hammers to turn it into gravel. I think we should send the fake Indian over there with a hammer to really get the feel of such an advanced culture.


39 posted on 08/01/2012 8:06:30 AM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: Sub-Driver

Answer to Warren’s question about why we aren’t fixing infrastructure: because our present fascist President, unlike the fascist President during the last depression (or the nominally Communist Chinese fascists) decided that borrowed money should be spent on propping up local and state governments’ spending on service employees, rather than on hiring people to do public works projects.


40 posted on 08/01/2012 8:07:22 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: Reagan69

We need to embrace her plan, I for one would like to see all road projects completed without environmental oversight of EPA and the Sierra Club, etc. just like in China.


41 posted on 08/01/2012 8:27:11 AM PDT by LowNslow (Retired CWO)
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To: StAnDeliver

Somebody show her the pictures of China’s ghost cities; public projects that wasted a ton of money and sit empty.

No, wait, the truth does not matter to her. She is one spooky woman. I can picture her running a re-education camp and personally overseeing the punishment of those who refuse to see things her way.


42 posted on 08/01/2012 11:55:13 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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