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Clinton Praises Liberal Brazil

In Economics, Politics, Tax on May 27, 2010 at 7:38 pm

America could learn from Brazil in the area of redistribution of wealth according Hillary Clinton in this report.

A simple CIA World Factbook lookup presents a different story:

“Brazil continues to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of its interior. Exploiting vast natural resources and a large labor pool, it is today South America’s leading economic power and a regional leader, one of the first in the area to begin an economic recovery. Highly unequal income distribution and crime remain pressing problems.”

This content changes so I will cut and paste the whole intro paragraph at the end of this post.

Opinion “C” is:There is a great reason the GDP is growing in Brazil and Socialistic/Progressive concepts are not the reason.  The real reason is that there are some who finally figured out that you have to take advantage of the natural resources of the region.

But progressive socialist democracy concepts adhered to on and off for over a century is having an affect.  I would love to know how these type workers with these average FULLTIME salaries feel about it: (SOURCE)

Airline Pilot  (US) $ 1,913 monthly
Engineer (US) $ 1,481 monthly
These are supposed to be the higher wage earners.  A baker makes a couple hundred bucks a month (US) if he’s lucky and some reports I have yet to validate put about 20% of the entire population in Brazil making about $1-5 A MONTH.

Anytime a die hard progressive has to completely lie about a situation very distant from our normal daily lives to press their agenda, it means two things at minimum.

  1. Said politician believes you and I are too ignorant to do a simple fact finding search to determine whether or not these type of stories are pure bunk or not.  In fact if Americans in general were more plugged in to these discussions rather than being far more concerned about the next jab on Family Guy or the Headlines on Leno, then I think Clinton, Gore and others may still attempt this but with far less success.  Yes.  You and I need to hold them accountable from a position of knowledge.  That requires a slight sacrifice of time and energy to get up to speed.  I condemn no one since I just started doing so a couple years ago at about the time Bush said he needed to abandon free market principles to fix the free market!
  2. There are no good examples of success.  There are hundreds of socialist experiments and they all failed.  It is as if Clinton is waiting for that one Wright Brothers flight that is finally going to give them 120 feet of fame.  The difference is this is not a new invention.  This is thousands of years old.  How long and how many times does an experiment have to fail before the theory is totally proven invalid?

Lets get the word out.   Socialism still ruins countries long after it’s tried and failed.  Stalin and Hitler would hate to see it. But it is true.  And if you think China is doing well, you need to look up how this is treating the less fortunate 1 billion people too.

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https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/br.html

Following more than three centuries under Portuguese rule, Brazil gained its independence in 1822, maintaining a monarchical system of government until the abolition of slavery in 1888 and the subsequent proclamation of a republic by the military in 1889. Brazilian coffee exporters politically dominated the country until populist leader Getulio VARGAS rose to power in 1930. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil underwent more than half a century of populist and military government until 1985, when the military regime peacefully ceded power to civilian rulers. Brazil continues to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of its interior. Exploiting vast natural resources and a large labor pool, it is today South America’s leading economic power and a regional leader, one of the first in the area to begin an economic recovery. Highly unequal income distribution and crime remain pressing problems. In January 2010, Brazil assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2010-11 term.

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