“We get the joke. We know that the free market is nonsense. We know that the whole point is to game the system, to beat the market or at least find someone who will pay you a lot of money because they’re convinced that there is a free lunch. We know this is largely about power, that it’s an adults-only, no-limit game. We kind of agree with Mao [Tse-tung] that political ‘power comes largely from the barrel of a gun.'” –Comrade Ron Bloom, the White House manufacturing czar, in February 2008 when he was president of the United Steelworkers Union
While we in our humble shop have yet to determine how paying “a lot of money” equates to a “free lunch,” Bloom is the second Obama czar (that we know of) to praise China’s Communist dictator, who was responsible for more than 70 million deaths.