Saturday, January 14, 2012

Keep It Made in America !

The TSA used Taxpayer Dollar$ to buy Commemorative 9/11 Bracelets…that were MADE IN CHINA

Tell your member of Congress it’s time to stop outsourcing federal purchases

Tennesse District#8 Congressman Fincher(upper left)(R) here>

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Though we’ve long been frustrated by the fact that the federal government spends taxpayer dollars on foreign-made goods, we found one recent example of this practice particularly infuriating.

During last year’s 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) purchased 70,000 commemorative bracelets for their workers. Unfortunately, these bracelets, which were intended to honor lives lost here in America, were made in China. The 9/11 bracelets are just the tip of the iceberg. Due to glaring loopholes in existing Buy America legislation, federal agencies have spent billions on foreign goods and services, including $500 billion in the past five years alone. This is unacceptable, and we need your help to make sure things change. Luckily, a bill was recently introduced to Congress that is a step in the right direction: The Invest in American Jobs Act (H.R. 3533) will help ensure that taxpayer dollars are used to buy American-made goods for federally funded highway projects by giving preference to American-made steel, iron and other materials. Click HERE to tell your member of Congress to support the Invest in American Jobs Act. ACT NOW. Tell your representative that it’s time to stop outsourcing federal purchases, and to focus on creating American jobs. Urge them to cosponsor the Invest in American Jobs Act, a great first step toward keeping federal purchases American-made.
Together We Can Keep it Made in America. It is NUTS, that I should be writing this !

Fiat Lux

Thanks for all you do,

Underdog = Don Jones

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