China's 5 year plan - The widening income gap must be closed - hilarious

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    http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/2011NPCWorkReportEng.pdf

    http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/2011NDRCReportEng.pdf

    China's National People's Congress 2011: The Reports (Full Text) - China Real Time Report - WSJ

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    Daniel K. Gardner: China Announces Priorities for Next Five Years

    GDP is to grow by 7% annually over the next five years.

    Prices are rising too quickly and should be stabilized.

    Government funding for rural areas, farmers, and agriculture must be increased.

    The widening income gap must be closed: the government will raise the minimum wage of workers, increase the subsistence allowance for urban and rural residents, reduce the tax burden on low- and middle-income people, and control wage scales in industries where incomes tend to become disproportionately high.

    The social security system must be expanded and improved and the benefits raised: basic pension insurance and basic medical insurance systems should cover all urban and rural residents; and low-income housing should be made available to 20% of the country's urban households.

    Conserve natural resources and protect the environment: the country must increase the proportion of non-fossil fuels in primary energy consumption to 11.4%; reduce energy consumption per unit of GDP by 16%: and reduce CO2 emissions per unit of GDP by 17%

    The government must combat corruption and promote clean government. Officials who abuse power for personal gain, neglect their duties, or infringe upon the rights of others will be prosecuted and punished.

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    Fucking hilarious. Public option? Narrowing the "income gap"? Tightening regulations? Expand Social Security? Green energy? Low income housing? Pensions?

    And USMB Right Wingers think we should be "more like China"? And China is stealing American "liberal ideas"?

    Come on people. Surely you can see the humor.
     
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    Obama want's to be President of China because they're Communist. Quite telling I think.
     
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    wtf are you babbling about. who right now is the Administration selling us out to China and Mexico?
     
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    hilariously ironic....then starkly depressing how much our citizenry can sabotage their own best interests in America
     
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    Doesn't this entirely undermine your recurring meme that the GOP wants the kind of economic prosperity that China is cultivating?

    I await your not so clever spin.

    On a serious note, Chinese officials know that their society is highly stratified as a result of prosperity and they are scared shitless that the Jasmine Revolution might unravel their entire nation. They want to spread the wealth and strengthen their middle class.

    But this isn't entirely different from the House of Saud offering up $26 billion in condolences to placate any civil unrest before it begins.

    But is at least a little bit different. China doesn't have the kind of corruption that plagues the Americas and Europe. Japanese and Chinese have real social identities that are not completely subordinated by caste or class.

    They hang their Madoffs for screwing up the baby formula recipe. Nobody is too big to fail in China.
     
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    I wish the US would do that. Remember that the least transparent President in US history is still President.
     
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    Spin? Hilarious. You think China "doesn't have the kind of corruption that plagues the Americas and Europe"?

    I keep telling right wingers to DO SOME RESEARCH!

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    The darker the red, the worse the corruption.

    If all you know is right wing lies and bullshit, it's impossible to "debate".

    The GOP and their "minions" only see China's "dollars". How China is getting those "dollars", they don't stop to consider. In fact, I suspect they think China is getting it from cutting corporate taxes, cutting taxes on the rich, defunding education, cutting any programs that builds up the country's infrastructure and removing any laws that protect the environment. That's all "One Trick Pony" Republicans know in this country. I suspect they think their failed policies will work overseas. Well, they don't work overseas and they don't work here.

    How many times have right wingers on the USMB said we should be more like China? My favorite was the person who said, "China isn't really communist. The head of the country is more like a CEO". Couldn't ya just die?
     
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    What the fuck has Obama done so far?

    You might actually review what Obama has done so far.

    Just saying something doesn't make it true.

    Launched recovery.gov to track spending from the Recovery Act, providing transparency and allowing the public to report fraud, waste, or abuse

    http://www.recovery.gov/Pages/default.aspx

    Voluntary disclosure of White House visitors for the first time in US history

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/disclosures/visitor-records

    You know, if that had been in place during the Bush years, we would know where "Jeff Gannon" slept during his many, many overnight stays at the White House. Wonder if he was "paid" his "going rate"?

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    Obviously they don't, they hang their Madoffs.

    Sorry, tuna breath. Subjective determinations of transparency do not = corruption.

    spoken like a complete hypocrite. I don't "know" any rw lies or bullshit. But you don't have a byte of data in your processor that isn't owned and operated by the DNC. IOW the corruption and organized crime arm of the democratic party. The arm financed by folks who share allegiances to Israel.
     
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    Subjective Transparency? Funny, I work at a company that makes it mandatory for everyone to attend classes on "World Wide Corruption". This is the map they use. The class is presented by a team of lawyers.

    I'll be sure to tell them they are wasting their money because you know better. Gee, you must have a lot of experience doing business with China.
     

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