Comment + Reply re: Putin: Obama “Idiot” For Adopting Socialism

Posted on Mon 03/16/2009 by


Saul N. Green comment:

Hey Pa Pundits,

Why do you rightwingers have to resort to such blatant lying? If you’re refrerring to Putin’s speech at the Davos World Economic Forum, he said no such thing and you know it. Here’s what he did say:

First of all this is a Satire. (Irony, sarcasm, or caustic wit used to attack or expose folly, vice, or stupidity.)
BTW:This next statement is closer to the truth yours is “Liberals Lie, Right wingers tell the truth!” The facts bear this out.
You see Putin did basically say that, but in a slightly nicer way. You don’t have to read between the lines to see what he is is saying and very strongly to Obama. Read it for yourself.

“The second possible mistake would be excessive interference into the economic life of the country. And the absolute faith into the all-mightiness of the state.

Of course, the role of the state becomes more direct during crises – it is a natural response to the faults of the market. However, instead of improving market mechanisms there is always a temptation to enlarge the sphere of the immediate interference of the state in the economy.

The flip side of the anti-crisis measures in almost every country is the concentration of the excessive assets in the hands of the state.

During the time of the Soviet Union the role of the state in economy was made absolute, which eventually lead to the total non-competitiveness of the economy. That lesson cost us very dearly. I am sure nobody would want history to repeat itself.

We should also be aware that for during the last months, we have been witnessing the washout of the entrepreneurship spirit. That includes the principle of the personal responsibility – of a businessman, an investor or a share-holder – for his or her own decisions. There are no grounds to suggest that by putting the responsibility over to the state, one can achieve better results.

Another thing – handling crisis must not turn into financial populism, into rejecting a responsible macro-economic policy. Unreasonable expansion of the budget deficit, accumulation of the national debt – are as destructive as an adventurous stock market game.”

He definitely aimed his remarks at Obama and called him on it. So that Satire was on target. Socialism/Communism doesn’t work, has NEVER worked and won’t work now. And Obama increasing our National Debt with Pork Spending won’t work either. Listen to Putin! Thanks for the link. Emphasis mine.

The above comment from a reader and my reply was in response to this Satire:

Putin: Obama “Idiot” For Adopting Socialism