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.