Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Shocker: Obama Nominates A Socialist To Head The World Bank

He's been caught selling out our nation to the Russians, and his "signature legislation" - ObamaCare - is being laughed out of the Supreme Court, so it is no surprise that the president's nomination of  Jim Yong Kim to run the World Bank has escaped serious vetting.

Or, perhaps less charitably, the media knows what an offensive candidate Kim actually is, and fear sinking the Good Ship Obama before she sails off into campaign season.

Over at Commentary, Abe Greenwald does the vetting the MSM won't, and finds something unsurprising about Obama's candidate: He's a hardcore Socialist and Chomskyite:

In 2000, Kim co-edited the subtly titled Dying for Growth: Global Inequality and the Health of the Poor. The Noam Chomsky inspired work seems to make the case that the World Bank is an evil capitalist tool and that economic growth in developing countries . . . kills.

In Kim's own words:

This book seeks to fill an important gap in knowledge by examining the documentable health effects of economic development policies and strategies promoted by the governments of wealthy countries and by international agencies such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the World Trade Organization.”

The studies in this book present evidence that the quest for growth in GDP and corporate profits has in fact worsened the lives of millions of women and men.

Using Cuba as an example, Chapter Thirteen makes the case that when leaders prioritize social equity and the fundamental right of all citizens to health care, even economically strapped governments can achieve improved and more equitable health outcomes

Considering Obama has embraced (literally) Daniel Ortega and Hugo Chavez, is there any shock at all he'd embrace a candidate who believes that the best model for economic and social development is the Communist prison cell known as Cuba?

Clinton, Kim, Obama: A Triumvirate of Egotistical Incompetents

This won't make you feel any better:

Kim's background is in medicine, not economics or business as has been the case with most previous World Bank presidents. He has worked with international organizations, serving as a senior official at the World Health Organization....He was one of the founders and former executive director of Partners In Health, a not-for-profit organization that supports health programs in poor countries.

He's a university lifer, who has no experience in banking, or profit-making, or...real life.  But hey, you can trust the president on this one - it's not as if Barack Obama has a record of making bad judgement calls or anything...

No comments: