From Mass. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren’s latest campaign commercial:
“We’ve got bridges and roads in need of repair and thousands of people in need of work. Why aren’t we rebuilding America?” asks Ms. Warren, a professor at Harvard Law School who served in the Obama administration. “Our competitors are putting people to work, building a future. China invests 9% of its GDP in infrastructure. America? We’re at just 2.4%. We can do better.”
Assuming Warren’s numbers are true (a dangerous gamble, at best — what was the last number she gave us? 1/32?), maybe there’s a reason for those numbers besides “America sucks for not sprinkling more Obama cronies with taxpayer cash.”
Note to Liz Warren: China is spending 9% on "roads & bridges" because until recently they lived in the DIRT. #NoComparison
— Rising Dawn (@DawnRiseth) July 30, 2012
All those numbers and big words Warren used might be confusing folks. They’re asking a lot of questions:
Want to be like China? Elizabeth Warren says we should. On what planet does she reside? http://t.co/ERC4u0aO
— Charlie Stegall (@CharlieStegall) July 30, 2012
@Jay_Severin does Lizzy Warren really believe comparing us to China is what a mass voter wants to become?
— Susie (@toRightofCenter) July 30, 2012
Maybe a simplified version of her message might help:
Elizabeth Warren Ad: I Will Do for You What the Communists Have Done for China – The Rush Limbaugh Show http://t.co/hfvonewr
— The Hammer (@Jim_Peoples_) July 30, 2012
But if we are to emulate China, why stop at bridges and roads?
“Eliz Warren declares US needs 2 emulate China ” US aborted 1,250,000 babies vs China's 12,750,000 in 2011. We're gettin' there. #ProLife
— inanosphere (@iNanosphere) July 30, 2012
Elizabeth Warren wants us to spend more of GDP on infrastructure, like the Chinese. China builds empty cities. We already have Detroit.
— George Carl (@georgecarl1955) July 30, 2012
Then again, maybe we SHOULD emulate China:
So if Elizabeth Warren wants us to be more like China, then on a per capita basis I guess we should be cutting infrastructure spending.
— Colin (@richisglorious) July 30, 2012
On the other hand, perhaps there exists an even better role model than China that Warren is overlooking:
E Warren with an ad praising China, why doesn't she take a tour of N Dakota to see an economy grow, they are building the American way!
— Duchess (@DuchessStJohn) July 30, 2012
On the bright side, even if Warren isn’t elected in November, there’s still something she can do: