Obama Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Hails Communist China’s Transportation Infrastructure and Authoritarian System
Like any good Barack Obama Cabinet Secretary … they praise Communist China’s Authoritarian system.
The following comment from Obama’s Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood should make everyone take pause and notice. LaHood praised the China government saying the following, “China outpaces the United States in building major transportation infrastructure like high-speed rail because of its authoritarian system and because the Chinese don’t have the Republican Party holding up progress.” Seriously? A cabinet member of a US President just praised Communist, authoritarian China basically saying they had a better system because there would be no opposition to Barack Obama? Doesn’t this say it all about the Obama Administration?
Echoing the laments of pundits like Thomas Friedman of the New York Times, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood argued Saturday that China outpaces the United States in building major transportation infrastructure like high-speed rail because of its authoritarian system and because the Chinese don’t have the Republican Party holding up progress.
“The Chinese are more successful [in building infrastructure] because in their country, only three people make the decision. In our country, 3,000 people do, 3 million,” LaHood said in a short interview with The Cable on the sidelines of the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival on June 30. “In a country where only three people make the decision, they can decide where to put their rail line, get the money, and do it. We don’t do it that way in America.”
LaHood said that despite this, democracy is still preferable. “We have the best system of government anywhere on the planet. It is the best. Because the people have their say,” he said.
Because some how trains are the future and I guess LaHood thinks so is authoritarian Communism.