One of you will end up here next!
If this issue were something effecting me it would be my preference that my State give preference to the best quality good/service at the best/most competitive price.
Personally, I don't care whether or not my State financially supports Ultra Mega Big Agriculture just because his business happens to be in my State.
If the guy across the State Line underbids him, and his tomatos are just as yummy, I'd be just fine eating some Pennsylvania tomatos.
"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"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
And in the meantime, what matters is what Texas wants, not what other states' opinions are.
I worked for a state University in Texas for a decade,
I can assure you this Bill was unnecessary.
There is something called the State contract, All monies tied to the state for procurement
should use the state contract whenever possible.
This was enforced by the purchasing office's raises being tied to how often the contract was used.
Back when I worked for the state, the contract was printed and about 800 pages of 8 point lettering.
There were very few things not on contract.
I didn't realize we made anything in America anyway. So, this is pointless.
What is "made in America"? Is a Toyota "made in America"?
Sounds like BOMFOG. I can't believe I'll stand with a dork like Perry but really now.....
“And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822