Jibon to Tangerine TrumpelThinSkin: “We want to help you in terms of strengthening the US economy.”
Throw in USD10-20 billion to “help strenghten” a USD19 TRILLION economy? It’s like spending a couple thousand bucks to try to enhance the value of an almost two million dollar home !
Have a sense of scale lah, Jibon advisors.
Be real lah for once. The whole world is watching . . . and they don’t watch TV¾.
The Malaysian GDP of USD310 billion is 1/61 of the US GDP . . . 1/9 of California’s Gross State Product . . . 1/3 of LA’s Gross Regional Product. In other words, we are minnows in the US scale of things.
Understand SCALE before you talk crap in front of a world audience.
Jibon advisors . . . a quick snapshot of the sense of scale you fools should try to understand (if that is at all possible) . . .
Last year, Americans spent over USD400 billion on fast food . . . USD425 billion on prescription drugs . . . USD600 billion on 17 million motor vehicles . . . USD56 billion to attend sporting events . . . USD33 billion on sports equipment . . . USD19 billion on gym memberships . . . USD15 billion on sex toys . . . USD30 billion on shoes . . . USD16 billion on plastic surgery . . . USD14 billion on blue jeans . . . USD74 billion on lottery tickets . . . USD30 billion on video games . . . USD42 billion on coffee . . . and USD70 billion on their pets.
So fools . . . next time you go visit the President of a 19 TRILLION dollar economy, you don’t offer “value propositions” to “help strenghten their economy.” And you don’t offer to fight others to “enhance the security” of a Superpower. And you don’t throw in a few billion dollars of OUR hard earned EPF money “to support your infrastructure redevelopment in the United States” when the cost of upgrading the US infrastructure is USD5 TRILLION over the next decade. And don’t talk as if a couple extra billion dollars will prop up a stock exchange with a market capitalization of USD22 TRILLION.
Again . . . have a sense of SCALE lah you arrogant fools.
You make Jibon look stupider than he already is. And what’s with the piles of files and notes in front of Jibon on the table? Look at TrumpelThinSkin . . . nothing. Look at VP Pence . . . small piece of paper. Look at Secretary Tillerson . . . nothing.
Presidents and PMs bring national dignity and personal charm to such photo op meetings . . . not piles of files like some delinquent college kid with flunking grades facing a stern prof with arms crossed in a last chance make-up exam.
All these make ALL Malaysians look stupid. That . . . I don’t like.
Now . . .
Be like others lah.
When you go visit the President of a 19 TRILLION dollar economy, you don’t offer things. You ASK for things.
Things like requesting the TrumpelThinSkin Administration to persuade US federal pension funds to allocate more of their investments to our shores . . . like addressing a yawning USD25 billion trade gap in our favor by working with the TrumpelThinSkin Administration to make American goods and services more attractive to us . . . or to configure “guns for commodities” deals (akin to the old Russian Su-30MKM – Palm Oil Deal) beneficial to both countries . . . and requesting almost-free military firepower under the US Excess Defence Articles (EDA) program that has immensely benefited US allies such as Australia, Egypt, Britain, Turkey and Taiwan.
In other words, you don’t travel thousands of miles to give money to the world’s largest economy and to offer to fight others for the security of the world’s foremost Superpower . . . and get nothing in return beyond photo ops and comforting words from TrumpelThinSkin.