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JUDY WOODRUFF: Do you view China as a potential military threat to the United States?
HERMAN CAIN: I do view China as a potential military threat to the United States... we already have superiority in terms of our military capability, and I plan to get away from making cutting our defense a priority and make investing in our military capability a priority, going back to my statement: peace through strength and clarity. So yes they're a military threat. They've indicated that they're trying to develop nuclear capability and they want to develop more aircraft carriers like we have. So yes, we have to consider them a military threat.
China has a $6 trillion economy and they're growing at approximately 10 percent. We have a $14 trillion economy -- much bigger -- but we're growing at an anemic 1.5, 1.6 percent. When we get our economy growing back at the rate of 5 or 6 percent that it has the ability to do, we will outgrow China.
According to Cain, getting America back on track to a growth rate of 5 to 6 percent will somehow allow the United States to overtake China growing at 10 percent.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
They've indicated that they're trying to develop nuclear capability
Originally posted by wwe9112
All of his supporters obviously show the amount of uneducated, or people that actually pay attention in our country. People need to be better informed.
I don't support this goof ball, but I believe he meant (although badly worded) they [China] are developing nuclear capability in reference to naval power, not weapons.
Originally posted by mr10k
I never once had the idea in my head that I would vote for this guy. I don't know how he has so many supporters because anytime i hear him speak he sounds like my old World Histroy teacher -- Like he's reading something from a book and trying to paraphrase it and change a couple of words.
Originally posted by Fitch303
This is a beautiful thing! Perry is already out (See his weird speech) , Romney Will never win the south and people are starting to bring up the Mormon thing. The skeletons are startin to come out of the closet for Cain which leaves my man Ron Paul to fill the void. Wishful thinking? probably