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    Seattle Reverses Ban on “Buy American”

    Only globalist scum would think a buy American ad is too political.


    UPDATE: Seattle Reverses Ban on “Buy American” | FOX News & Commentary: Todd Starnes

    On Thursday evening Seattle’s Metro Transit reversed its ban and decided to allow the “Buy American” ads to be posted on city buses. “Upon further evaluation, the text of the ad does not express an opinion about a public issue,” said General Manager Kevin Desmond in a statement released to the Seattle Fox television affiliate. Following is our original story:
    Seattle’s public transit system is under fire for rejecting an advertising campaign urging people to buy American and shop locally because it was too political.



    “It was a shock to us,” said Richard Tso, executive director of TAP America, a Seattle-based nonprofit organization.

    The rejected ads read: “December is Buy American Month, Shop Locally, Join Seattle’s TAPamerica.org.”
    Tso said his organization was prepared to pay as much as $9,000 for the ads to be posted on 45 Metro buses running through major shopping districts in downtown Seattle and Bellevue, WA.
    “The ads were rejected by King County as being too political,” Tso told Fox News & Commentary, wondering if the county was simply being politically correct.
    “Buy American should never be a bad word,” he said. “Those are words we should have pride in as citizens of the United States.”
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Seattle Reverses Ban on “Buy American”

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Only globalist scum would think a buy American ad is too political.


    UPDATE: Seattle Reverses Ban on “Buy American” | FOX News & Commentary: Todd Starnes

    On Thursday evening Seattle’s Metro Transit reversed its ban and decided to allow the “Buy American” ads to be posted on city buses. “Upon further evaluation, the text of the ad does not express an opinion about a public issue,” said General Manager Kevin Desmond in a statement released to the Seattle Fox television affiliate. Following is our original story:
    Seattle’s public transit system is under fire for rejecting an advertising campaign urging people to buy American and shop locally because it was too political.



    “It was a shock to us,” said Richard Tso, executive director of TAP America, a Seattle-based nonprofit organization.

    The rejected ads read: “December is Buy American Month, Shop Locally, Join Seattle’s TAPamerica.org.”
    Tso said his organization was prepared to pay as much as $9,000 for the ads to be posted on 45 Metro buses running through major shopping districts in downtown Seattle and Bellevue, WA.
    “The ads were rejected by King County as being too political,” Tso told Fox News & Commentary, wondering if the county was simply being politically correct.
    “Buy American should never be a bad word,” he said. “Those are words we should have pride in as citizens of the United States.”
    Since demand is what produces jobs, we Americans hold our future in the palms of our hands. Want to end the recession? Obama can't do it, and neither can any Republican candidate for office. It is up to us. Simply buying American made products will not only end the recession, but strengthen America's economic future. If we cannot give a little back to America by buying it's products instead of Chinese ones, then we deserve everything that happens to us.

    Step one - Boycott Wal-Mart and buy local. Yes, you will pay a tiny bit more, but you will have something that won't crap out on you within a few weeks, and you will be creating jobs too. That's right - WE ARE THE JOB CREATORS, so let's get to work and create some jobs.
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    Re: Seattle Reverses Ban on “Buy American”

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Since demand is what produces jobs, we Americans hold our future in the palms of our hands. Want to end the recession? Obama can't do it, and neither can any Republican candidate for office. It is up to us. Simply buying American made products will not only end the recession, but strengthen America's economic future. If we cannot give a little back to America by buying it's products instead of Chinese ones, then we deserve everything that happens to us.

    Step one - Boycott Wal-Mart and buy local. Yes, you will pay a tiny bit more, but you will have something that won't crap out on you within a few weeks, and you will be creating jobs too. That's right - WE ARE THE JOB CREATORS, so let's get to work and create some jobs.
    I disagree with that.If they increased tariffs on imported goods to make them competitive with American made goods people will start buying more American goods. Only a fool thinks American companies can compete with foreign companies that pay their workers 33 cents an hour and require them to work 80 hours a week.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Seattle Reverses Ban on “Buy American”

    I have a feeling if the ads had simply said "Shop locally" that the board would have had no problem with it.

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    Re: Seattle Reverses Ban on “Buy American”

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I disagree with that.If they increased tariffs on imported goods to make them competitive with American made goods people will start buying more American goods. Only a fool thinks American companies can compete with foreign companies that pay their workers 33 cents an hour and require them to work 80 hours a week.
    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Since demand is what produces jobs, we Americans hold our future in the palms of our hands. Want to end the recession? Obama can't do it, and neither can any Republican candidate for office. It is up to us. Simply buying American made products will not only end the recession, but strengthen America's economic future. If we cannot give a little back to America by buying it's products instead of Chinese ones, then we deserve everything that happens to us.

    Step one - Boycott Wal-Mart and buy local. Yes, you will pay a tiny bit more, but you will have something that won't crap out on you within a few weeks, and you will be creating jobs too. That's right - WE ARE THE JOB CREATORS, so let's get to work and create some jobs.
    Not to rain on your parade boys but since when is protectionism a "conservative" value? Whatever happened to free trade, supply and demand, and the invisible hand?
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    Re: Seattle Reverses Ban on “Buy American”

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Not to rain on your parade boys but since when is protectionism a "conservative" value?
    It is patriotic to support American businesses by buying American.A lot of conservatives are patriotic. Contrary to what a lot of globalist scum republicans believe there is more to patriotism than just waving a flag and saying I support the troops.
    Whatever happened to free trade, supply and demand, and the invisible hand?
    I don't claim to support free trade. Imported goods should have tariffs high enough to allow American companies the ability to compete fairly.Companies should not be given any advantage because they choose to export to their labor to foreign companies that pay their workers 33 cents an hour to for for 80 hours a week.
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    Re: Seattle Reverses Ban on “Buy American”

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    It is patriotic to support American businesses by buying American.A lot of conservatives are patriotic. Contrary to what a lot of globalist scum republicans believe there is more to patriotism than just waving a flag and saying I support the troops.
    So Democrats believe that high tariffs, which of course will lead to higher prices for consumers and a possible trade war, is the way to go? That is an idea tried many times before and never with any real success.
    I don't claim to support free trade. Imported goods should have tariffs high enough to allow American companies the ability to compete fairly.Companies should not be given any advantage because they choose to export to their labor to foreign companies that pay their workers 33 cents an hour to for for 80 hours a week.
    Other countries have long been paying their workers 33 cents an hour, or whatever, and the US was the world´s major economy. Do you sincerely believe that is the reason for the economic woes in the present when it has never been a problem in the past?

    Perhaps you should consider other possible reasons for the decline.

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    Re: Seattle Reverses Ban on “Buy American”

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If they increased tariffs on imported goods to make them competitive with American made goods people will start buying more American goods.
    The only problem with that is, the countries we increase the terrifs on, will retaliate by increasing the terrifs on American goods they import. That in turn will hurt American companies that export goods over seas.

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    Re: Seattle Reverses Ban on “Buy American”

    My guess is that some overly sensitive middle manager at the transit authority rejected the ad. No massive conspiracy by socialist government to quash free expression of righteous right wing indignation.
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    Re: Seattle Reverses Ban on “Buy American”

    It can be excitingly hopeful to imagine all Americans buying only American products and returning control of America to Americans, thus re-employing everyone.

    But I've lived long enough to know that doing so is impossible to actualize, way more difficult than herding cats.

    To many products, even those finished in America, are composed of out-sourced-made parts.

    And people are over-stressed, out of time, and low on cash, too strapped of necessary resources to add a significantly life-changing and very, very challenging boycott to their overly-taxed lives.

    No, as easy as "just boycott 'em" sounds, it's far, far beyond our nation's ability to effect.

    There remains one and only one way, in my opinion, to effect the changes we need to make to return jobs to Americans and restore our self-sufficiency: the creation of a new political party that will take direction action on the matter to acheive the desired results.

    That way the people need only do one or two easily doable acts: 1) spread the news via e-mail to everyone they know about the new political party, and 2) vote for its candidates.

    I believe that a new political party, finally representing the great majority, who are neither left or right wingers, is our only realistic hope.
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