Comments on: A chance to bash Mr Bush Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: Prashant Fri, 09 May 2008 08:30:56 +0000 Indeed Mr Bush represents selfcentered policies of US.
Mr Simon tried to cover the hidden intention behind Bush’s comment. But Mr Simon please remeber that there are no fools out here.
From 1990 to 2005, world grain consumption, driven largely by population.
Then came the explosion in demand for grain used in U.S. ethanol distilleries, which jumped from 54 million tons in 2006 to 81 million tons in 2007.This 27 million ton jump more than doubled the annual growth in world demand for grain.
The use of ethanol is promoted by the policies of Bush govt. which gives subsidy equivalent to equal to $1.43 per bushel of corn. (which inturn paid back in the terms of high food prices by ordinary american public)
Thus it is US which dragging the whole world into food inflation for fueling their luxury cars.
We the people of the world requesting Mr Bush to revisit his boi-fuel policies & save the humanity.

By: Anil Fri, 09 May 2008 06:11:02 +0000 whoa! hang on people, before you verbally slaughter the poor fellow. he’s really a lovable old chap, more like the village bumpkin, who no one takes seriously, not even himself, but is quite necessary to keep things humorous. am certain he didn’t mean it the way it came out – nothing he says ever does – besides, he’ll say anything to sound matter-of-fact in a desperate hurry to get off the podium and away from the questions that make him squirm. he loves india for sure and don’t forget he’s a lame duck who’s not taken anymore seriously than leno or colbert or stewart. everyone knows the numbers are wrong and that is not the real reason for rising food prices so why sweat in mock nationalistic fervor?! let’s focus that fervor on getting the sky high inflation and commodity prices down so more of our people can have one good meal a day!

By: Ayub Wed, 07 May 2008 08:28:04 +0000 Time to add some more knowledge!
First INDIA does not import food grain goods from other countries, we (indians) have always known as an exporters.
Second thing is.. if we demand nutritional food whats harm in it? Is it a crime? We are consuming our own resources so why America is so worried about it? Its not alone America’s right to consume nutritional food, its our right as well.

By: NG Wed, 07 May 2008 07:01:16 +0000 Not to mention 60% of Indian population is vegetarian , which means more meat for Americans! Grow up and look at facts. There is starvation and extreme poverty in India and to blame them for food price hike is really cruel.Its this insensitivity that bothers other countries.

By: mithu Tue, 06 May 2008 20:57:38 +0000 What an “Idiot” American elected as a President. The man is absolute jerk!!

India produces enough of its own crop and meat to feed its population. Since when it became responsibilty of India to feed US? The Americans waste two thirds of the food and expect poor countires to feed them and give less food to thier own so rich can have enough of food.

I wish US elects another self-centered president as Hillary so that the proud can be humbled. US does not need great leaders like Obama.

Bush go and take care of your home before pointing the fingers to other nations.

By: KB Tue, 06 May 2008 17:23:02 +0000 Well, I am not sure Mr Simon as to what you are trying to say about Uncle Sam’s expert comments.
Your argument about the “sensation-hungry” media is a cheap gimmick to take US sides. Our media is very much sensible to interpret exactly the dumb words of “Mr. Bush” who has got the presidency in inheritance. We are very much aware of Bush’s economics and geographical and common sense scores!
Bush has no idea about any figures! He boasts about not having built a single oil refinery. Have been indebted to China for all needs, and now big mouths about the oil price rise. Who is Mr. Bush?!?

-Representing Sensible Indians

By: D. Smith Tue, 06 May 2008 17:19:42 +0000 Last I heard, our population was 360 million, not less than 350 million. But that’s minor. I’m shocked that George Bush has a problem with people from other countries eating. It’s okay to plant corn to feed our cars, but not okay for people around the world to eat? Wow! Talk about messed up. He’s a spoiled child running a spoiled nation and he does not represent the working class of America, so who does he represent? Apparently, just the spoiled rich class. Someone compared him to Reagan. Reagan represented all of the people all around the world. No comparison. Bush, like HRC, needs to learn how to communicate. Are you with me or against me? Bush is against me and everyone else apparently.

By: Babu Priyavrat Tue, 06 May 2008 16:53:39 +0000 I totally agree with Mr.Bush. He’s a nice guy.
what can I say abt communists who kill their own ppl for land.
Let us not forget a similiar statement was made by Mr. Praful Patel, a cabinet minister of UPA govt. abt changing south-indian food habit.

There was no furore.
First, our politicians cannot decide what is good for ur country. Communists have decided to sell our country to China.

Indian inflation is governed by:
1)Indian middle class have money. So, they want better nutrition. Food is an elementary demand and u can’t control it by tweaking interest rates and levying heavy taxes.
2)they levy abt 10 to 32 kind of taxes on finishing mills of wheat and rice.
3)they levy heavy taxes on fuel which is required for transportation of food to cities.Fuel prices are rising globally.
4)pathetic road conditions which increases the time to deliver and causes gap b/w supply and demand.

1) reduce taxes on fuel and food products.
2) increase production by providing grains from FCI to poor farmers of India. (stop corruption in FCI and food inflation will come down)
3)stop blaming others!

By: Lax Tue, 06 May 2008 13:30:33 +0000 This guy is so stupid. No one can take him seriously.