by Javier Manjarres
President Obama’s recent assertion that the world is primed for a “global recession” if we do not raise the national debt ceiling is the latest in campaign rhetoric fear-mongering coming from our commander-in-chief. To get another opinion on the matter, I asked Congressman Allen West about President Obama’s latest debt-ceiling position, to which he found it “hypocritical of the President when in 2006, Senator Obama ‘talked about how raising the debt ceiling was a failure in leadership,that we were kicking the can down the road and placing a financial debt/burden on our children and grandchildren.”
West added that if we were to raise the debt ceiling, it would have to be coupled with meaningful spending cuts and control measures to ensure that raising the debt ceiling does not become an necessity in the future.
One issue that has receded in the news of late but still very important is the looming threat from ‘Red China’. While the Chi-Coms continue to gobble up our economy and our debt, China continues their rapid military build-up- a build-up that many fear is premised on territorial expansion.
West is very well-versed and up to speed on growing and imminent threat from the east, and he offers the intriguing insight that “a Communist country has learned how to use Capitalism and the free market as a weapon against us” and that North Korea’s military is essentially operating with impunity against South Korea because China will continue to provide cover to North Korea to engage in acts of aggression against countries not presently aligned with China.