"Buy American" Continues to Fail
By Timothy Cox
Monday, November 9, 2009
The lunacy of Obama's policy is plain for all to see. American workers are being laid off and taxpayer money is being wasted yet again thanks to President Obama’s Buy American policy.
Pipe fittings are being ripped from the ground in Sacramento, California. Why? Because the firm that makes them, Cambridge Brass, is based in Canada. To make matters worse, a huge chunk of the Cambridge employees who have been laid off because of “Buy American” are actually American. As if the recession isn’t bad enough, a Sacramento Public Works project is going to re-invent the wheel just so they can tick off all the Buy American boxes, provoking more misery for workers on both sides of the border.