Sunday, June 19, 2011

Russian President Mededev Gets It... Unlike Obama

by: Les Carpenter
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As our own nation drifts toward greater government control and regulation over the economy and means of production Russian President Medvedev gets it.

Power Line Blog
Russia's President, Dmitri Medvedev, addressed the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum yesterday. He pledged a new course for Russia:

Medvedev acknowledged that the government's expansion in managing the economy and the centralization of authority in the Kremlin under Putin was necessary in an earlier period of the country's post-Soviet development. But, he said, "this economic mode is dangerous for the country's future."

"The proposition that the government is always right is manifested either in corruption or benefits to 'preferred' companies," he said.

"My choice is different. The Russian economy ought to be dominated by private businesses and private investors. The government must protect the choice and property of those who willingly risk their money and reputation." ...

"Corruption, hostility to investment, excessive government role in the economy and the excessive centralization of power are the taxes on the future that we must and will scrap," he said.

As Obama, Reid, Pelosi et all continue to labor our nation towards a more centralized government, with the ultimate goal of central planning, forces elsewhere recognize the futility of such systems.

It is likely however the progressive {statist} forces in America will continue to spur the once greatest economy and motive force the world has ever known closer to the proverbial cliff. Hopefully countervailing forces yet alive in our nation are able to stop and then reverse the current path toward the economic abyss.

Cross possted to the Left Coast Rebel

Via: Memeorandum


  1. Isn't it a pity that liberals couldn't live a year in Russia or China to see where their brand of "equality" would get them?

  2. This is exactly what I thought when reading this article. The irony is having the leader of Russia understand economic reality better than the leaders of the Democrat party in the US.

  3. Gorges - Many of the most virulent progressives {liberals } know exactly where it would get them. They just don't care because it fits nicely with their agenda.

    Which is to say state control of everything with a bureaucracy where they would be the new elites.

    I suppose I could be wrong but historical fact is difficult to argue with.

  4. manapp99 - It is ironic for sure.

    Thanks for stopping in and I hope to see ya again!

  5. As the Righties used to tell me. Move to Russia.

  6. Russia knows. The country was completely socialist at one point, and it cost them 40+ million lives.


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