Sunday, February 22, 2009

Buy American foolishness

Canadians are known for being polite, sometimes to a fault -- and Canadians know that their economy is joined at the hip with the U.S. economy so nasty defiance is seldom prudent. But Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper managed to get the point across, during Obama's visit to Ottawa (not Iowa) that the Buy American provisions in the "stimulus" bill are not exactly welcome among our closest friends and allies. But the congresscritters were playing to the yahoos who think that the less we trade the more prosperous we become.

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

I can see how this would adversely effect the status of our friends to the North...maybe they should take a gander at my favorite, or favourite, blog site http://americanboom.com/blog/, and they can see for them selves that with the companies and what they're offering as far as high quality, sustainable, affordable, american made goods, we should see a turn around in less than the 3 years Obama predicted...as long as we stay away from utter protectionism...