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Obama wants to abolish "Buy American" first policy for the US Government
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A group of 68 House Democrats and one Republican sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Thursday urging him to reconsider an element of the controversial free trade agreement currently being negotiated by the administration. If approved in its current form, the pact would effectively ban “Buy American” policies in government contracting.
(HUFFINGTON POST) WASHINGTON
Please note that Obama is saying no to mostly Democrats on this one. Interesting. Is BO displaying a dictatorial mindset??? Hmmmmm.
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378 days ago
Shouldn't public contract decisions be based on a.) quality of service and b.) cost of service instead of protectionist policies favoring some country or some individual company etc.? Yes, people get so sensitive when someone high even considers reversing some of these policies but maybe the cost-efficiency of American companies that used to provide the services in question will go up so that they will be chosen the next time there's a contract contest.
378 days ago
Our country is in a deep recession if not a true depression. We need to do all we can to help our fellow Americans and to help our country get out of this depression we are in. Did you take my earlier challenge to go to a store and find a product made in America. You won't be able to find more than 1 or 2 in any store. We need to revive our economic base not send our hard earned tax money off to other countries. Our tax money should stay in America to help fellow Americans, even if it means the government paying pennies more to keep my, our, your money in the country helping us get out of this depression. If we go back to the way unemployment was calculated in Clinton's era we would see that we have at least a 12% real unemployment rate, not the phony (don't count people who ran out of unemployment and are still out of work) numbers.
377 days ago
You're not in a socialist paradise like Finland any longer Sparky! Most real Americans do not appreciate Obama and the liberal democRATs attempt to replace Capitalism with Communism with themselves in charge of course.
377 days ago
The key is not to buy American (Demand side) as most products and services are hybrid (built in pieces everywhere) these days, but to make them in the US (Supply side). That's the important part that you don't see.
Build it in America should be the slogan. The only way we can do that is to build and invest in our infrastructure and spend more money on education.
377 days ago
The Dems are the problem -- Two prominent think tank intellectuals lambasted the Republican Party in a high-profile Washington Post op-ed, claiming that the GOP is out of the mainstream and the real problem in Washington, in contrast to the Democrats. TheDC's Jamie Weinstein (ME!) points out in an op-ed that on the single most important domestic issue facing America -- entitlement reform -- it has only been the GOP that has addressed it seriously while the Democrats have been MIA:
"And what of the Democrats? Every single one voted against the Ryan plan. Not a single serious proposal to fix our long-term fiscal situation has been supported by Democratic leaders. Most recently, the president was seen prancing around the country promoting the Buffett Rule on millionaires, which may make some in his base feel good but doesn’t even qualify for the laugh test, never mind pass it, as a serious proposal to fix our budgetary problems. That’s what the Democrats are offering: political gimmickry. And for this, [Norm] Ornstein and [Thomas] Mann essentially say they are the reasonable party. Meanwhile, the GOP has at least tried to address our looming fiscal crisis (even if I think they could have gone further). It’s worth repeating: nearly the entire House put their name on a politically risky proposal in order to save us from going over the fiscal cliff! In return, two high profile think tank intellectuals call the GOP legislators the radical ones."
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