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Elizabeth Warren: We Need Much Higher Government Spending to Keep Up with China

annfan_777 Wrote: Aug 01, 2012 4:07 PM
HoovervilleFollies Wrote: 39 minutes ago (3:25 PM) Yeah, that worked out so well under the Articles of Confederation that the Founding Fathers went "back to the drawing" board to write a Constitution that could guide a real nation. Learn some history. ------------------ And then a few short years later, YOUR party forced us to go to war to keep the Union, because they were so enamored with owning and making money off the labor of other people.

I'm flabbergasted:

Here we have a woman who looks at our $16 Trillion national debt and thinks, we simply must spend far more. After all, China (coincidentally our top foreign creditor) spends roughly 9 percent of their GDP on infrastructure, whereas we spend "just" 2.4 percent on similar projects.  We can "do better," she says.  The New York Sun's Ira Stoll spoils the statist party by pointing to a minor arithmetic-related complication:

The first problem is mathematical. U.S. gross domestic...