New bridge's In New York and San Francisco built in China to be shipped to US

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    They will be building all of our navys ships soon too.

    IMHO any tax funded job must use US labor and materials.
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    New bridge's In New York and San Francisco built in China to be shipped to US

    Cool! Y'all can drive over that bridge. I think I'll remain a couch potatoe.
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    One would think, eh?
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    The one project is a 7.1 billion dollar project.
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    I have a few things with the Made in China label. They all have some design flaw. I could go into detail, but this thread is about bridges. I just hope we have some American engineers checking things out.

    Of course, you know that the beautiful (yes, I've been there) Hong Kong Airport is such an engineering disaster that the foundation is eroding and it will, one day, roll off into the South China Sea...not one thing can be done about it.

    Pretty much everything we get from China makes me think of the kids' refrain: "Me Chinese. Me play joke. Me put pee pee in your Coke."
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    :eusa_eh:

    Because I had the gall to comment on the fact that we are using taxpayer dollars to build infrastructure built by China?

    That is a lot of the problem in politics and or discussions about such today, ASSumptions. But whatever floats your boat, I guess.
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    The sad fact is that if we tried to build the intercontinental railroad now, IT WOULD NEVER FUCKING HAPPEN.


    Someone would sue due to thier land being taken for eminent domain
    Someone would sue because the railroad would go through the habitat of the utah snail darter
    You would need a 20 year environmental impact study performed before you could lay a single rail.
    The design would be late due to 50 different agencies having a say on what got built

    I could go on with this.....
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    And a new Trans-Continental Railroad wouldn't happen for the same reasons. :eusa_whistle:
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    They underbid American firms.

    That's capitalism for you.
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    Or a new Interglactic Railway. :tongue:
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    I don't think the Vogons worried about snail darters or the environment when they planned that. They were only concerned about the dolphins.

    The dolphins last message to the humans was "So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish". :D
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    Is it just capitalism or is something else involved that would allow China to underbid the US?

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