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#1 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 12:16 PM

Stimulus? U.S. to buy Chinese condoms, ending Alabama jobs

http://www.mcclatchy...tory/64577.html

At a time when the federal government is spending billions of stimulus dollars to stem the tide of U.S. layoffs, should that same government put even more Americans out of work by buying cheaper foreign products?


The switch comes despite implied assurances over the years that the agency would continue to buy American whenever possible.

"Of course, we considered how many U.S. jobs would be affected by this move,” said a USAID official who spoke on the condition that he would not be named. But he said the reasons for the change included lower prices (2 cents versus more than 5 cents for U.S.-made condoms) and the fact that Congress dropped “buy American language” in a recent appropriations bill.




Who knows what the whole story is to this... but why did congress drop the "buy american language" and shouldn't the gov't be buying US products?

#2 natty

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 12:19 PM

Stimulus?


Depends on how thin they are.

#3 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 12:22 PM

Depends on how thin they are.


Stop staring at my avatar Natty and thinking about sex.

#4 Murph

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 12:23 PM

So they buy our bonds and we buy their rubbers. Based on the value of both, I think we are getting more value.
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#5 Panthro

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 12:28 PM

They have over a billion people....not sure they work

#6 rodeo

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 01:32 PM

i thought a chinese condom was what they called killing baby girls.

#7 cookinwithgas

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 07:29 PM

where the hell am I going to get the extra larges I need now?

#8 Delhommey

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 07:42 PM

Good luck fitting into those things.

#9 Cyclonus

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 11:28 AM

Glad I'm married!


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