WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama held a White House meeting Saturday with the Dalai Lama, a fellow Nobel Peace laureate, hours after China called on the U.S. to rescind an invitation that could sour relations with Beijing.
The Tibetan spiritual leader has been in Washington for an 11-day Buddhist ritual. Thousands of expatriate Tibetans joined a 76th birthday celebration Wednesday for the Dalai Lama, who’s just relinquished leadership of Tibet’s government-in-exile. Read more…
This is what has become of our once great country. We are now so indebted to China that we care about what they think about us and who our president can meet with. It wasn’t that way before George W. Bush granted China most favored nation trading status, which resulted in the massive flood of American manufacturing jobs to China. And before the Bush tax cuts, we didn’t have to borrow trillions of dollars from China to borrow money for the wars and to pay our bills.
America is in crisis. Our high unemployment is due to the flood of jobs overseas. During the 1990s, the Internet boom resulted in a huge surplus of jobs, many of which went unfilled because there weren’t enough people to fill them. We are still in the midst of a tech boom, but the jobs now are being created in China and India — not here, yet the large corporations are making record profits.