“There are 350 million people in India who are classified as middle class. That’s bigger than America. Their middle class is larger than our entire population,” observed Mr Bush. ‘‘And when you start getting wealth, you start demanding better nutrition and better food. And so demand is high, and that causes the price to go up.”
Yes, according to Dingleberry-in-Chief, the fact that a box of Triscuits at Kroger now costs nearly $4.00 has nothing to do with the U.S.'s Trillions of dollars in deficit (courtesy of an unwinable war). Nor is it related to the falling value of the U.S. dollar that will soon be cheaper to use for wiping purposes than the toilet paper it buys.
The problem, as Bush sees it, is that India has a lot of people who aren't poor.
Gone out of his mind? Heh. That Bush. He has all the answers.
M.A. Nagvi, the vice president of the largest opposition force, the Bharatiya Janata Party, says President Bush is shifting from his earlier role of global "bomb inspector" to world "bread inspector."
West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, a key national Communist leader, says the American president "has gone out of his mind."