Why Elizabeth Warren Wants America to Be More Like Communist China

Warren thinks China’s infrastructure spending is a model for the U.S.

Ira Stoll
Reason Magazine

Massachusetts residents who tuned in to the Olympics opening ceremony saw a new 30-second campaign commercial from the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, Elizabeth Warren, that said America should be more like Communist China…

…Warren’s approach is so flawed that it’s amazing that her campaign would spend the money on putting it into a prime-time Olympics commercial that was presumably designed not to alienate people but rather to get them to vote for her. You really have to see it to believe it…

…One of the ironies here is that some of the lawyers opposing big proposed American infrastructure projects on environmental or eminent domain or racial discrimination grounds were trained by Warren and her colleagues at Harvard Law School and at other similar institutions like the University of Chicago, where Barack Obama taught after attending Harvard Law School. Such opposition, sometimes spurious, can succeed in delaying and raising the cost of private development projects even if the opponents ultimately do not prevail in court or in the political process. Free-market fans tend to like the eminent domain suits and dislike the ones about snail darters, and it is a distinction worth maintaining.

But if the choice is between having people like Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama in law schools training students to block these infrastructure projects, or having them in the government taxing the rest of us to pay for more of them, I’m glad to live in America rather than Communist China. Here in America, at least, the people may not get to elect the law professors, but we sure do get to vote on the president and senators.

Read the entire article at Reason.com

At HotAir.com:

…One of the favorite examples of Chinese infrastructure spending among progressives like Warren is their commitment to high-speed rail.  That has turned into a $271-billion disaster for China, however.  Their trains don’t even run on time for all that money; China had to slow them down because of all the defects in the system.  Let’s ask Warren’s potential constituents how well the Big Dig project turned out, both financially and operationally.

Or, let’s not.  I for one cannot wait for Warren to go on prime-time television just before Bill Clinton formally nominates Barack Obama to tell the nation that her aim is to make America more like China.

Related: “Obama is positioning himself as a protector of the working class, even as blue-collar whites are showing historically low support for him.”

CAJ note: What do you imagine China spends annually on entitlement and social welfare programs? Healthcare? Not likely up to Western standards. Social Security? Probably not much. Maybe we should be thinking about what we’ll ask our seniors and entitlement recipients to give up in exchange for the “infrastructure” of Elizabeth Warren’s dreams…

These two timely articles from London reveal more about the “glory” that is Elizabeth Warren’s China…if you have the stomach for them. These photographs are disturbing:

Forging of the Mandarin mermaid: How Chinese children are taken away from their families and brutalised into future Olympians

Chinese state earmarks potential champions from young age
Youngsters are sent away to gruelling training camps
Olympic champion Ye Shiwen said her extraordinary swim was a result of ‘hard work and training’


Torture or training? Inside the brutal Chinese gymnasium where the country’s future Olympic stars are beaten into shape

Nanning Gymnasium in Nanning, China, is one of many ruthless training camps in China
Here children, some as young as five, battle to complete the demanding routines on bars, rings, and mats

Update: Elizabeth Warren just loves China! at GlennBeck.com

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