Once again it looks like our globalist president is willing to sacrifice American jobs and security to try and make himself look like a hero for the rest of the world.
There is a used to be a clause in all government contracts they required product components the manufactured in the United States. Over the years I believe that law has been watered down considerably. It now allows companies in certain favored countries to bid against American firms for lucrative contracts.
According to Zach Carter over at Huffington Post there will be a lot more contracts and jobs going overseas if our asinine president has his way.
WASHINGTON — 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 effectivelyban “Buy American” policies in government contracting.
Although the deal, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, has received relatively little media attention in the United States, it has sparked international friction among consumer groups and environmental activists who worry that terms demanded by the Obama administration will eliminate important public protections. Domestically, however, the deal’s primary source of political tension is from a portion that could ban “Buy American” provisions — a restriction that opponents emphasize would crimp U.S. jobs.
It’s bad enough when French Companies are bidding against Lockheed Martin and Boeing to build military aircraft.. Now it looks like the President wnts to extend that privilege to some Pacific Rim Nations.. Companies in those countries don’t have to comply with the same Prevailing Wage or environmental laws American firms manufacturing in this country are stuck with…
Will we have China build weapons we ay someday have to depend on — to possibly fight the Chinese?
- Obama faces ‘buy American’ revolt (wnd.com)
- Congress Revolts On Obama Plan That Would Ban ‘Buy American’ (huffingtonpost.com)
- A long way from ‘hope’ and ‘change’ (wnd.com)