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    Re: Rick Perry Vetoes Bipartisan "Buy American" Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    Again, its stupid. You don't make laws for preferences. How do you legislate preferences?

    There is no such thing. It seems obliviously stupid.
    Governments can have preferences, I don't see how this is so hard to comprehend. How else is a government to set its policies if not by legislation?
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Rick Perry Vetoes Bipartisan "Buy American" Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    how is equal quality measured?
    Rather vaguely.

    The bill doesn't really DO anything. It just states there will be a preference, so theoretically people in charge of the purchase decisions will keep that in mind. Apparently it's already done this way, making the bill redundant.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Rick Perry Vetoes Bipartisan "Buy American" Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Rather vaguely.

    The bill doesn't really DO anything. It just states there will be a preference, so theoretically people in charge of the purchase decisions will keep that in mind. Apparently it's already done this way, making the bill redundant.
    unenforceable and ambigious legislation should be vetoed

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    Re: Rick Perry Vetoes Bipartisan "Buy American" Bill

    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.

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    Re: Rick Perry Vetoes Bipartisan "Buy American" Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Yet another corporate lackey shows his true colours - and they ain't Red, White & Blue



    The Texas Senate and House are Republican-controlled.

    Here's the history of the bill
    Hopefully they override his veto. As far as I am concerned government should not in any shape or form aid in outsourcing.
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    Re: Rick Perry Vetoes Bipartisan "Buy American" Bill

    And in the meantime, what matters is what Texas wants, not what other states' opinions are.

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    Re: Rick Perry Vetoes Bipartisan "Buy American" Bill

    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.

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    Re: Rick Perry Vetoes Bipartisan "Buy American" Bill

    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.....

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    Re: Rick Perry Vetoes Bipartisan "Buy American" Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Governments can have preferences, I don't see how this is so hard to comprehend. How else is a government to set its policies if not by legislation?
    I don't know about you, but I have never heard of a government legislation regarding preference. I was always under the impression that the law is the law and it doesn't legislate half-assed things unless you wanna have a really stupid code of laws.

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    Re: Rick Perry Vetoes Bipartisan "Buy American" Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    And in the meantime, what matters is what Texas wants, not what other states' opinions are.
    Which part of Texas are you talking about? In this instance, the bill passed unanimously thru the Texas House and was vetoed by one person - So what does Texas want?
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