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    Brick by brick, American business loses edge Army chooses German firm

    I believe that the government should not in any shape or form encourage outsourcing nor should they ever outsource.Tax payer funded projects should use American made products only. I am sure some globalist scum will say but the government should get the cheapest deal. **** that, the government does not give a rats ass about saving money because if they did then we wouldn't be giving out foreign aid,bailing out companies trying to get socialized medicine,handing out grants to study gays in bars in south America and and many other stupid ass things.If the government didn't waste tax payer money on other ****, the globalist scum might have a point. So the government can use only American made goods for tax payer funded projects.


    Brick by brick, American business loses edge - Washington Times

    The $250,000 subcontract for an elementary-middle school project at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, N.C., has since caught the attention of lawmakers from Ohio, who are concerned that the Army has no say over hundreds of millions of dollars in military subcontracts. The Defense Department's office of inspector general already has opened an administrative investigation into the selection process.

    Two Democratic congressmen from Ohio, Rep. Charlie Wilson, whose district includes Summitville, and Rep. John Boccieri, along with Reps. Jim Jordan and Bob Latta, Ohio Republicans, wrote to Secretary of the Army John McHugh in late November and asked for an explanation of "the Army's decision to overlook a domestic manufacturer and the failure to support the American economy."

    A month later, an Army official responded that the Army "does not have privity of contract with subcontractors or a subcontractor contract award." The official added that the German company was exempt from the Buy American Act, which protects U.S. manufacturers from foreign competitors because of a World Trade Organization pact to stimulate foreign trade.

    After a closed-door Capitol Hill meeting in January with high-ranking Army officials, Mr. Wilson appeared unassuaged. "I still strongly believe that the Army should be better about ensuring that American companies are given a fair shake," the congressman said in a statement. "This experience with Summitville Tiles has reinforced my strong belief that American companies should be supported at all levels of federal contracting.

    "I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure that we have better oversight of such contracts in the future," he pledged.
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    Re: Brick by brick, American business loses edge Army chooses German firm

    So what if the foreign firm makes a better quality product that would make soldiers on the battlefield safer? Should they still buy the American product?

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    Re: Brick by brick, American business loses edge Army chooses German firm

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    So what if the foreign firm makes a better quality product that would make soldiers on the battlefield safer? Should they still buy the American product?
    In that case, the military should leak the specs of the equipment to an American company so we can copy it.
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    Re: Brick by brick, American business loses edge Army chooses German firm

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    In that case, the military should leak the specs of the equipment to an American company so we can copy it.
    So we should just steal it? Nice ...

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    Re: Brick by brick, American business loses edge Army chooses German firm

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    So we should just steal it? Nice ...
    Of course. It's for the good of our soldiers...right?

    I was only joking, sorta. I believe that it depends on the piece of equipment. Battlefield equipment? Weapons? Vehicles? MOPP gear? Sure, buy the best made and most effective equipment on the market, regardless of who makes it.

    But, a schoolhouse? Yeah, I think that needs to be given to an American company, period.
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    Re: Brick by brick, American business loses edge Army chooses German firm

    Lets not forget that the Federal Government is on a damn good streak of screwing North Carolina industry over. They were going to get the materials to build the 9/11 memorial from NC, but they decided to go with a foreign competitor.

    I guess your ride the horse until it becomes injured, then you shot the mother ****er.
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    Re: Brick by brick, American business loses edge Army chooses German firm

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    So we should just steal it? Nice ...
    Just like the Chinese & Russians do.....

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    Re: Brick by brick, American business loses edge Army chooses German firm

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    So we should just steal it? Nice ...
    Come to think of it, we did steal the design for the M-60 machine gun.
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    Re: Brick by brick, American business loses edge Army chooses German firm

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Come to think of it, we did steal the design for the M-60 machine gun.

    Whatever gives this country an edge is fine by me.....

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    Re: Brick by brick, American business loses edge Army chooses German firm

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    Just like the Chinese & Russians do.....
    Yep! The AK-47 ain't nothing but a suped up model of the German Sturmgweher.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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