Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Bush Crosses Paths with a New Silverado

In his fundraising visit for Senator John McCain, a chatty President George W. Bush visited Silverado Cable Company. It takes cohones to show up at a firm with the same name as the savings & loan that caused father George H.W. and brother Neil so much trouble. Senator McCain's difficulties came from his ties with another S & L, Lincoln. Lincoln alone cost U.S. taxpayers $2 billion.

In the last few days, brash President Bush had much to say. He compared the rebuilding of Iraq & Afghanistan to that of Germany and Japan post World War II. The U.S. sent a young Dr. W. Edwards Deming to Japan to raise their economy from the ashes. Dr. Deming's management teachings transformed Japan and for a brief time, he had an audience with top leaders in the United States. They tried his teachings until the siren song of cheap Chinese and Indian labor enticed a labor substitution bonanza. The American people are well aware of the precipitous drop in quality. Management theorists know George W. defecates on Dr. Deming's teachings with his heavy handed, unreality based, petulant bleedership style.

While at Silverado Cable, President Bush stated his economic theories. Hear his words, "the fact that they purchased the machine meant somebody had to make the machine. And when somebody makes a machine, it means there's jobs at the machine-making place -- plus their employees are more productive, they're more competitive. It makes it more likely they're going to keep their business and expand their business."

Bush's aim, grow more machine making places. What if those machines kill people? George W. has just the plan to use those, at least the Asia Times reported as much.