Saturday, August 15, 2009
Why No "Buy American" Requirement in "Cash for Clunkers"? President Obama went to Mexico last Sunday and was told about concerns from Mexico and Canada about "Buy American" provisions in bailout legislation. But then we hear that Congress inserted no such provision into the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) program, and 55% of all of that U.S. taxpayer money went to FOREIGN companies! Mind you, the Government OWNS large blocks of stock of American car companies, but gladly sends BILLIONS of dollars to Japanese and Korean car makers rather than to American companies that might use some of that money to pay us back!
How on Earth could this happen? What the HELL was Congress thinking? And why didn't the President VETO legislation that would further subvert the long-term viability of American auto manufacturers?
This is the kind of thing people should be demonstrating in the streets about, but no, there has been absolutely no protest of any consequence to this vast transfer of money out of American taxpayers' pockets into the coffers of foreign corporations. Why not?
I am endlessly astonished at the absolute absence of nationalism in the United States except when it comes to foreign wars. Foreigners dare to judge American contestants on talent shows with names like AMERICAN Idol and AMERICA'S Got Talent. Foreign accents, mostly British, fill commercials for American products. Many of the best roles in films and television shows are given to foreigners, even AMERICAN roles. Foreigners put on American accents and are preferred over Americans. Nobody seems to mind that the best jobs in the country are being given to foreigners. No, they object that the worst jobs in the country are being taken by illegal aliens. What about all the legal aliens? How on Earth did foreign ACTORS get into the United States? There's no actor shortage in this country. What there is in Hollywood is a shortage of roles for AMERICAN actors, because everything is given to foreigners — Brits, Australians, Canadians, New Zealanders. And hundreds of thousands of Americans don't get a chance to show their stuff, because traitors in Hollywood give everything to foreigners.
Now 55% of the money for the Cash for Clunkers program is being sent thousands of miles outside the United States, because the traitors who fill Congress to overflowing refused to put a "Buy American" provision in the CARS legislation. Appalling.
(The current U.S. military death toll in Iraq, according to the website "Iraq Coalition Casualties", is 4,331 — for Israel.)
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