The House’s $3 trillion stimulus bill contains a nasty twisty surprise.
“Chapter 83 of Title 41, United States Code is none other than the Buy American Act. That 1933 law prioritizes American manufacturers over others when the government makes purchases. The Trump administration strengthened the Buy American act last year. The Democrats’ bill would waive it permanently, allowing the government to purchase more goods from overseas, unrestricted.
“Advantage: China, the world’s manufacturing hub. Disadvantage: Americans who want to work making things.”
Somebody on the take much? You betcha.