Joe Biden in China yesterday:
What we ended up doing is setting up a system whereby we did cut by $1.2 trillion upfront, the deficit over the next 10 years. And we set up a group of senators that have to come up with another $1.2 to $1.7 trillion in savings or automatically there will be cuts that go into effect in January to get those savings. So the savings will be accomplished. But as I was talking to some of your leaders, you share a similar concern here in China. You have no safety net. Your policy has been one which I fully understand — I’m not second-guessing — of one child per family. The result being that you’re in a position where one wage earner will be taking care of four retired people. Not sustainable.
James Poulos said it best: “I, too, fully understand China’s one-child policy. It’s an abomination.”
By the way, Biden is a Catholic. I wonder what his Catholic supporters think of his refusal to second-guess a policy of forced sterilizations and abortions.
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