The PJ Tatler

Medvedev 2012?

His economic chops do seem to be sharper than Obama’s.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday challenged the legacy of his powerful predecessor, Vladimir Putin, condemning the centralization of economic and political power at the Kremlin in what was interpreted by some as an early campaign move ahead of next year’s presidential election. …

“The proposition that the government is always right is manifested either in corruption or benefits to ‘preferred’ companies,” he said.

“My choice is different. The Russian economy ought to be dominated by private businesses and private investors. The government must protect the choice and property of those who willingly risk their money and reputation.”

Tell that to the National Labor Relations Board. Meanwhile, as Russia’s president sounds like he’s catching Reagan feevah, the IMF is warning that our policies are setting us up for disaster.