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Sev
07-21-2012, 05:55 PM
These must be those shovel ready jobs Obama was talking about.

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/us-bridg...aylist=14594944 (http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/us-bridges-roads-built-chinese-firms-14594513?tab=9482930?ion=1206853&playlist=14594944)

Soflasnapper
07-22-2012, 01:33 PM
Did you go beyond the splash screen to view the video piece?

Facts mentioned in that piece do not support what you seem to imply.

Federally granted monies require 'buy American' policies (as the piece describes). The one case that was described most in detail said explicitly that the state TURNED DOWN federal monies, to avoid this requirement.

So the federal policy (anything to do with Obama in these cases) was correct. It was the state policy (at least in the 2nd Bay Bridge project) to avoid the federal policy altogether (and the federal money!).

So your complaint might appear to be that the feds aren't dictating still more to the states, and forcing them to take federal money (not sure how that could even be done) so as to enforce the buy American provisions.

Since I doubt this is the case, what exactly is your complaint? Or did you not catch this key part of the report?