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“Buy American”: Path to
an Economic Train Wreck

Heritage, by Ryan Olson

Original Article

Posted By:PageTurner, 2/4/2013 3:29:12 PM

Commuters on Washington, D.C.’s Metro system may finally have something to look forward to on their commutes other than broken escalators and single-tracking. By 2014, Metro plans on introducing state-of-the-art new rail cars that include LCD screens and ergonomic designs. While these new features may sound exciting, the cost is not. At over $2 million per car, Metro’s order comes to around $886 million. Why the big bucks? In part it is because of “buy American” clauses that Metro activated when it tapped into a $300 million federal matching grant for mass transit.

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Enjoy your cost overruns, leftists.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rafter, 2/4/2013 3:35:50 PM     (No. 9158094)

The real Obama plan is...

"Buh-Bye, America!"

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Reply 2 - Posted by: graniteman2009, 2/4/2013 3:38:04 PM     (No. 9158096)

So it is OK for the Chinese to do this but if the US does it then it is bad? Please, this smells like someone at the heritage Foundation thought that they were goinbg to make some $$$´s are now ticket off.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rotten In Denmark, 2/4/2013 3:39:44 PM     (No. 9158098)

We do not have the capability or monetary interest or cost capability to do such anymore. We ceded that to the world many years ago because of the cost of heavy manufacturing.

Sounds good though for the politicians though!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jond, 2/4/2013 4:15:39 PM     (No. 9158191)

Has the going rate for trolls dropped, or is this just where they send the newbies?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Dante, 2/4/2013 4:18:11 PM     (No. 9158197)

Even though "Buy American" is the deceitful rallying cry, this is really about certain manufacturing and union reps who have bought themselves some special favors in DC.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: eljefe99, 2/4/2013 4:38:15 PM     (No. 9158236)

Well, if the fed is "giving" them $300 Million, and the rest is paid for by the fed because is´s Wanshington DC, what´s the problem? It´s free, right?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/4/2013 4:49:44 PM     (No. 9158271)

Why not just build Borg Alcoves for everyone to recharge in...no brain work required, you are re-programmed every day so you ´stay in line´.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/5/2013 6:57:09 AM     (No. 9159124)

There is very little manufacturing left in the US anymore. The greenies and eco-terrorists got Barry to get rid of most of it.

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