The Linear Canvas
This journal is about the wrongs and rights of the world, as I see them.

The Linear Canvas

Stimulating America’s Economy…First

February 5th, 2009 . by Alexander Fisher

Included in the stimulus package currently before congress is a provision to spend American tax dollars on products made in the US instead of sending the money to other countries. Critics (foreign investors) call this protectionism and claim that this will cause other countries to enact their own protectionist rules.

The question whether foreign countries will respond in kind if we enact the Buy American policy in the president’s stimulus bill, should be handled by decreasing or eliminating any foreign aid to a country that tries to “punish” the US for reviving manufacturing in our own country.

Detracters of the Buy American provision like the US Chamber of Commerce are heavily invested in foreign companies and countries and have an un-Patriotic financial interest in the loss of American jobs to third world contries and/or the elimination of labor unions so they can turn the US into a third world country, or a fascist/corporatist state. That is, more than they already have. Sometimes I wonder who these organizations real loyalty is to?

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