Skip to comments.Elizabeth Warren Ad: Let's Be More Like China
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 arent 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? Were 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."
WOW, this is going to go over well.
Can’t fix stupid.
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.
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.
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.
Sounds good. When do we start doping our swimmers?
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.
How stupid can you get. People in the USA complain all the time about chinese pay and working conditions....
She’s the Savior of Capitalism, one country at a time.
I thought that was what the stimulus was for.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ummm... We don’t like slave labor?
Let small business pay for these roads—they need to show they built their own Businesses sheeesh
obvious union pandering is... obvious
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%
Are we gonna build a bunch of empty cities because we have a housing shortage?
This broads choo-choo has gone around the bend...Nice going Demcorats.
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. :)
Well, the “Big Dig” went so quickly, and so under budget ... why not do more of them?
I might have to reserve that name for the Dems.
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 dont understand. This is a jobs program. To which Milton replied: Oh, I thought you were trying to build a canal. If its jobs you want, then you should give these workers spoons, not shovels.
I thought that was what the stimulus was for.
Plus gas tax and other taxes.
...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
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.
empty China Ghost town
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.