Didn’t think that one through either, huh?
I’m going to call it for Fister. This administration had no strategy past ‘get Obama elected’ and then kept the lights on in marketing and union support. Everything else is spaghetti against the wall – or perhaps the entire administration is really “CHANGE everything the voters want left as-is, and HOPE that it we are out of office by the time our Maddoff like scheme collapses, establishing libraries to celebrate our legacy”
When a country
- depends upon another country to buy their debt to fund their new government spending
- depends upon the natural resources only available in that same “other country” from #1 to be able to switch energy sources
- refuses to tap into their own natural resources to reduce their dependency
- throws its weight around about ‘unfair trade practices’
- tries to dictate to the country in #1 the right way to manage their currency
What do you think the natural end result will likely be?
Most people will extrapolate and realize hey, I’m dependent on the other party – and either I get less dependent or I end up having to “put up and shut up” – strategically, you play the chess game and scenarios in your mind before stepping into the field of landmines.
Not this administration – and Legal Insurrection called it. It’s only a question of time when actions #4 and #5 result in supply drying up for #1-3
The green economy envisioned by the Obama administration as the means by which we will grow “green jobs” and lessen our dependence on foreign oil in fact simply puts us at the mercy of the Chinese….
Sharply raising the stakes in a dispute over Japan’s detention of a Chinese fishing trawler captain, the Chinese government has blocked exports to Japan of a crucial category of minerals used in products like hybrid cars, wind turbines and guided missiles.
Chinese customs officials are halting shipments to Japan of so-called rare earth elements, preventing them from being loading aboard ships at Chinese ports, industry officials said on Thursday
And I bet they’ll all be looking at one another in wonderment saying “that wasn’t supposed to happen!!!!! How DARE you work that way!!!”
Cross posted at Cassy’s place, where the cats water dish was empty…