Vice President Joe Biden spoke after the dismal economic report was released this morning. He tried, somewhat unsuccessfully, to put a positive spin on it. Then he called for a new world order and a leveling of the global playing field.
In Biden’s view, the “affirmative task we have now is to actually create a new world order because the global order is changing again and the institutions of the world that worked so well in the post-World War II era for decades, they need to be strengthened and some have to be changed. So we have to do what we do best. We have to lead.”
He added, “This is not a zero sum game. It’s overwhelmingly in our interest that China prosper, that Mongolia prosper.”
Biden said the global “playing field” needs to be “leveled” so competition is fair and healthy.
With a level playing field, Biden said American ingenuity would compete with anyone in the world.
Then he made what could be construed as a jab against Obama:
Biden stressed that he makes “no apology” for America when he travels abroad to make sure American companies get an “even shot” in the global economy. (Read More)
If he really wanted to give Americans an “even shot” to compete perhaps he’d talk Obama into calling off the regulatory dogs. But of course he won’t do that.