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.