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    Re: Rick Perry Vetoes Bipartisan "Buy American" Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    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.

    Maybe you should read a bit more
    The Buy American Act of 1933 requires the federal government to buy American–made iron, steel, and manufactured goods wherever possible. A product is defined as American–made under “Buy American” if at least 50 percent of its constituent parts and/or materials originated in the US.
    Twenty-three states have "Buy American" laws that affect public procurement
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    Re: Rick Perry Vetoes Bipartisan "Buy American" Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    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?
    Texas has two houses. See post #8 re how these houses can override the veto if this is the will of the people.

    Meanwhile, be aware that Burnt Orange has an agenda. I first became aware of it several years ago when it was trying to float the notion that Perry is gay.

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    Re: Rick Perry Vetoes Bipartisan "Buy American" Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    The law seems stupid to begin with. How do you legislate preference of purchase between american and foreign? What? You're going to tax people if they don't buy american when they can for the same price? It seems very anti-market and a very stupid bill.
    This was for State procurement. I don't think it was stupid, it should be set as a guideline not made a law necessarily.

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    Re: Rick Perry Vetoes Bipartisan "Buy American" Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    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.
    I like chocolate more than vanilla. When offered a choice, I will choose chocolate over vanilla. I cannot explain why this is, it's just that my taste buds react more positively to chocolate.

    A government body has no inherent preference like my taste buds do. Its preferences have to be created artificially via legislation or other legal means. So they do, because sometimes the government has to make a choice between two things much like I do when two bowls of ice cream sit in front of me.

    Why don't you explain to me how you think the government should decide between two options.
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    Re: Rick Perry Vetoes Bipartisan "Buy American" Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I like chocolate more than vanilla. When offered a choice, I will choose chocolate over vanilla. I cannot explain why this is, it's just that my taste buds react more positively to chocolate.

    A government body has no inherent preference like my taste buds do. Its preferences have to be created artificially via legislation or other legal means. So they do, because sometimes the government has to make a choice between two things much like I do when two bowls of ice cream sit in front of me.

    Why don't you explain to me how you think the government should decide between two options.
    By deciding according to common sense. There are people who are responsible for these things. That's their job, to buy stuff so that the govt can function.

    I told you, maybe this is common, but for me its a first. The first time a govt had to legislate preference in purchasing goods and services for itself.

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    Re: Rick Perry Vetoes Bipartisan "Buy American" Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post
    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.
    That's the problem though, the state financial support isn't given to the best QUALITY at the BEST price, it's only given to the BEST PRICE. Quality is pretty much excluded.

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    Re: Rick Perry Vetoes Bipartisan "Buy American" Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    By deciding according to common sense. There are people who are responsible for these things. That's their job, to buy stuff so that the govt can function.

    I told you, maybe this is common, but for me its a first. The first time a govt had to legislate preference in purchasing goods and services for itself.
    Common sense isn't a policy, it isn't common, and it doesn't always provide a clear answer.

    Seriously, any organization of any size has a series of policies regarding common decisions. How many pages do you think are in Microsoft's policy manual?
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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
    They should of left off the buy American part. Hell, buying things from Mexico would help the state and the country far more than buying from liberals, like California.
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    Re: Rick Perry Vetoes Bipartisan "Buy American" Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    What is "made in America"? Is a Toyota "made in America"?



    Toyota builds a lot of motor vehicles in the USA.

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    Re: Rick Perry Vetoes Bipartisan "Buy American" Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Toyota builds a lot of motor vehicles in the USA.
    Assembles, not builds.
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