Thanks Obama: U.S. Bridges, Roads Being Built by Chinese Firms

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    Why do you think that stimulus projects had little or no "Buy American" provisions?


    "I don't think we ought to use a measure that is supposed to be timely, temporary and targeted to set off trade wars when the entire world is experiencing a downturn in the economy," McConnell said. "It's a bad idea to put it in a bill like this, which is supposed to be about jump-starting the economy."

    Mitch McConnell

    Republicans Attacking Obama Because Republicans Blocked "Buy American" In Stimulus | OurFuture.org
     
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    come on guys u didnt build that on ur own!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Stimulus Jobs in China? Senators Angry About U.S. Money Going Overseas

    By JONATHAN KARL (@jonkarl)
    March 4, 2010

    Stimulus Jobs in China? Senators Angry About U.S. Money Going Overseas
    A war is emerging between Congress and the White House over high-profile stimulus programs that lawmakers claim aren't serving the American people. Senate Democrats lashed out at the Obama administration on Wednesday, saying its stimulus wind energy program creates jobs overseas instead of in the U.S., and they're calling for the administration to put a stop to it.

    "Today, we are demanding the Obama administration suspend this program immediately," said Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

    The program...Full Story

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    Obama's Stimulus Money Spent Overseas, Jobs in China - ABC News
     
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    Hey man, it was the GOP in the senate that fought against "Buy America" provisions because they accused Obama of possibly starting a trade war!

    What that news piece shows, unfortunately, is that those city officials didn't feel like they could get the project done in time or at a reasonable cost since there's a shortage of welders.

    America has to invest in job re-training efforts and education in specialized skills like that.

    What I'd like to know is how much is going to overseas contractors.
     
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    Why would anyone be interested in becoming a welder when they can spend 4 years drinking and partying at college on a free government loan?
     
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    US bridges and roads?

    Thought those were done by states
     
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    God damn, you would have thought conservatives didn't care about socialist public bridge and road construction.
     
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    Chinese workers helped to make America great!

    Who built the western part of the Transcontential Railroad.

    Strange folds in time....
     

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