It’s not like it’s hard to find them, but Dan Riehl points out yet another example of Obama’s glaring idiocy, stemming from his claim that Chinese infrastructure is vastly (that’s right, he said “vastly”) superior to ours.
Obama is either incredibly naive, terribly misinformed, a communist, just flat out dumb or all of the above to be caught on tape making a statement like that.
He then quotes an article from The Economist that explains how China got all that swell infrastructure:
Nor was there any public debate about the construction of Beijing’s third runway, notwithstanding the noise pollution already suffered by thousands of nearby residents.
Chinese official Xu Li said, Once a plan is made, it is executed. “Democracy”, she says, “sacrifices efficiency.”
For Beijing’s airport expansion, 15 villages were flattened and 10,000 residents resettled. They were barred from unemployment benefits and other welfare privileges though their farmland had been grabbed. Officials threatened them with violence if they refused to leave.
Well heck, I don’t see why Americans wouldn’t buy into that. It’s the change we’ve been hoping for!