Monday, March 23, 2009

So Much For Buy American

The Democrats for years have been bitching about Bush sending all of our jobs overseas to China and other countries. It has been a continuous cry of Bush destroying our economy by outsourcing all of our jobs. Less than 2 months into a Democratic administration, look at what we are doing now:

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

Call it a condom conundrum.

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?

In this case, Chinese condoms.

That's the dilemma for the folks at the U.S. Agency for International Development, which has distributed an estimated 10 billion U.S.-made AIDS-preventing condoms in poor countries around the world.

But not anymore.

In a move expected to cost 300 American jobs, the government is switching to cheaper off-shore condoms, including some made in China.

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


I don't know about any of the other gentleman (and ladies) out there but I would insist on American made. Keep the condom jobs here.

If you do choose to buy Chinese made, do so at your own peril. Realize, they can't even make toys that are safe.

20 comments:

Flavor Country said...

I see we both did the same post, although I did not take the opportunity to bash democrats, just government in general. :)

Chuck said...

Flavor, it is supposed to be mostly good natured with a little touch of truth. One example is look at how many Democratic Governors have campaigned against Bush's "outsourcing" and then later outsourced their own state jobs.

shoprat said...

Hypocrisy comes hand in hand with politics. Such is the nature of the beast, but the Donks are definitely the bigger hypocrites.

Mustang said...

Whoa! Is this legal? Who's going to read the directions to leftards if they're written in Chinese?

Papa Frank said...

Talk about getting SCREWED by the government and the chinese at the same time. SHEESH!!! Do Chinese condoms come with a fortune? And how long until they will be recalled for lead something or other?

Chuck said...

Shoprat, agreed

Mustang, funny

PF, this is one thing you don't want contaminated

Randy said...

Ok, you missed a chance. You said "they can't even make toys that are safe."

Maybe this is a Chinese plot. Sell defective condoms. Then sell defective toys to the results....

Chuck said...

Randy, great angle, hadn't thought of that

Right Is Right said...

I think your blog is great..Thank you for being here to say what NEEDS to be said! I'm with you all the way.

Chuck said...

Right, thanks a lot

Ducky's here said...

That should teach Senator Shelby to shut his mouth.

mksviews said...

Thanks for letting us know Chuck. The unfortunate thing is that most of the MSM won't even cover this story, so the fools that voted for hussein will carry on believing that he's the best thing since sliced bread.

Shame on you hussein, leftist hypocrite.

Chuck said...

So Duck, are you proposing we now punish Senators that don't fall in line with Dear Leader by taking jobs away from people in their state and sending them overseas? There has to be some joke in here about Obama screwing Shelby's constituents.

Average American said...

Chinese rubbers, well that's one way to put lead in your pencil.

John said...

Looks like Obama's not even buying American.

http://uscrewu2.blogspot.com/2009/03/white-house-buying-canadian.html

Flavor Country said...

You got'em now John some parts from his kids swing set come from Canada oh no. Maybe if jobs hadn't been sent overseas and to countries over the last 8 we wouldn't have to do that now would we.

Reply back to this comment on your foreign made computer.

Always On Watch said...

Chinese condoms?

Wouldn't trust 'em!

Chuck said...

The playgorund equipment is not a huge issue but Flavor, you don't think we should be buying American for the White House?

AOW, what's a little lead between friends?

No answer from the Duck, looks like he pulled another one of his disappearing acts again.

Flavor Country said...

Absolutely we should buy American. But name me one product that has many parts that is made solely in America.

Except for some tubes, the majority of the swing set came from America.
The story he linked too was so unnecessary to me. Everything we use in our home has some foreign parts in it.

I wish I could find a 100% American made product.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

From my limited understanding, don't we insource more jobs than we outsource?

Absolutely we should buy American.

How many American companies put patriotism over making a profit?