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    China's president says infrastructure development key to recovery

    Just came across this article today at YahooNews and wondered, "if China can do it, why can't America?" since we are the greatest, richest, most modern country in the world! Why is it so damned hard for us to get our act together and start doing some nation building at home to boost our economy?

    To strengthen infrastructure development is key to promoting recovery and achieving sustained and stable growth.

    Governments should play an important role in infrastructure building and step up financial support for infrastructure development.
    If I hadn't read the article, I'd swear those words were spoken by President Obama. But there weren't. They were spoken by Chinese President Hu Jintao at the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.

    China's president says infrastructure development key to recovery - Yahoo! News

    C'mon, America! Get your act together!!

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    Re: China's president says infrastructure development key to recovery

    If the government mainly did what government is supposed to do, and wasn't mostly a clearinghouse for the redistribution of wealth, think of how much infrastructure renewal there could be.

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    Agreed, but this thread isn't about bashing social safety nets. It's about getting this country moving again through job creation and the best way forward IS by doing some nation building here at home. So, again I ask if China can do it, why can we?

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    Re: China's president says infrastructure development key to recovery

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Just came across this article today at YahooNews and wondered, "if China can do it, why can't America?" since we are the greatest, richest, most modern country in the world! Why is it so damned hard for us to get our act together and start doing some nation building at home to boost our economy?



    If I hadn't read the article, I'd swear those words were spoken by President Obama. But there weren't. They were spoken by Chinese President Hu Jintao at the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.

    China's president says infrastructure development key to recovery - Yahoo! News

    C'mon, America! Get your act together!!
    Infrastructure helps a place like China because China is still a developing country. Many places are not connected by quality roads, bridges, electricity, dams, sewers, etc. Infrastructure spending in China actually improves and facilitates commerce and economic activity. The US is a developed country where infrastructure spending only repairs what is already there and does nothing to facilitate economic activity. So what works for them wont do much for us.

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    Re: China's president says infrastructure development key to recovery

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    "if China can do it, why can't America?"

    Because Obama opposes repealing America's environmental laws.

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    Re: China's president says infrastructure development key to recovery

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Agreed, but this thread isn't about bashing social safety nets. It's about getting this country moving again through job creation and the best way forward IS by doing some nation building here at home. So, again I ask if China can do it, why can we?
    My post is part of the answer to that question.
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    Re: China's president says infrastructure development key to recovery

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Agreed, but this thread isn't about bashing social safety nets. It's about getting this country moving again through job creation and the best way forward IS by doing some nation building here at home. So, again I ask if China can do it, why can we?
    BECAUSE, as Harshaw pointed out, we have a government that is more interested in wealth redistribution than actually accomplising anything worthwhile.
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    Re: China's president says infrastructure development key to recovery

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Just came across this article today at YahooNews and wondered, "if China can do it, why can't America?" since we are the greatest, richest, most modern country in the world! Why is it so damned hard for us to get our act together and start doing some nation building at home to boost our economy?



    If I hadn't read the article, I'd swear those words were spoken by President Obama. But there weren't. They were spoken by Chinese President Hu Jintao at the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.

    China's president says infrastructure development key to recovery - Yahoo! News

    C'mon, America! Get your act together!!
    Funds for infastructue were appropriated in the first stimulus. Have you forgotten all the hoopla over "shovel ready jobs"? Vice President Biden was given the job of ensuring that the money was properly spent. Two years later Obama laughed when he said shovel ready jobs were not as shovel ready as we had expected". Where did the money go? If it wasn't used for infrastruture it should still be there. But of course it's gone. Where to? The answer to you question is corruption.

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    Re: China's president says infrastructure development key to recovery

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Just came across this article today at YahooNews and wondered, "if China can do it, why can't America?" since we are the greatest, richest, most modern country in the world! Why is it so damned hard for us to get our act together and start doing some nation building at home to boost our economy?



    If I hadn't read the article, I'd swear those words were spoken by President Obama. But there weren't. They were spoken by Chinese President Hu Jintao at the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.

    China's president says infrastructure development key to recovery - Yahoo! News

    C'mon, America! Get your act together!!
    Except if China does it then that's the perfect reason why we shouldn't do it.

    DUH!!!

    You see, the Chinese are godless commies whose souls have been seduced by Satan to be godless commies.

    But that's not America. No.

    The country of America had it's Constitution handed to George Washington by the Jesus Christ the Son of God Himself as the perfect way to live on this Earth since America is One Nation Under God.

    So if a godless commie Chinaman is telling an American to do something, it's because he's using the powers of temptation of Lucifer to get that American to do it.

    And if Lucifer wants an American to do something that means, as a proper Christian that all Americans are, we should do the opposite.

    Which means the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost wants us to tear up the highways, railways, and subways.

    Why? I don't know. After all, God works in mysterious ways.

    But all I know is that what we shouldn't do is what Satan is counting on us to do.

    So I would say that that Chinaman president can go to HELL!!! But, being a godless commie and all, that's pretty self-evident anyways.

    It's in the Bible, after all, which the best work on government I've ever read.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: China's president says infrastructure development key to recovery

    ^What the hell is that all aobut?

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