According to Reuters, Vice President Joe Biden told the Chinese that they were the center of our national affairs.
Apparently, when he met China’s vice president Xi Jinping on Thursday, Xi said “Good to see you again,” Xi said. “I know you are very busy with national affairs at home.” Clever Biden retorted ”You ARE national affairs.”
Because of our recent downgrade, the dismal state of the economy and the debt crisis, the Obama administration felt the need to send the Veep to Beijing to perform this humiliating dog and pony show to convince the Chinese that the U.S. is still a “good investment,” and promising that we won’t default on our debt to them:
“Please understand that no one cares more about this than we do, since Americans own 87 percent of all our financial assets and 69 percent of all our treasury bonds,” Biden said, answering a question about U.S. debt.
“So our interest is not just to protect Chinese investment. We have an overarching interest in protecting the investment, while the United States has never defaulted and never will default.”
“You’re safe,” he added.
Wish he could tell the taxpayers of this country that they are safe from the predations of this administrations and its allies in Congress. Sucking up to our biggest creditor is the perfect job for the supremely sycophantic Biden. Dim Sum, indeed!
Recall our critically-acclaimed ad on our future vis a vis the Chinese: