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Trumps Promise to Americans now being killed by the GOP!

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posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 07:21 PM
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As many of you may know I'm not a Trump fan by any means. However, one thing I do support him with was his promise to "Buy American". I will give him credit for that and agree 100%. Too bad the GOP doesn't agree...




Courting the Midwest voters who proved pivotal in his election win, Donald Trump has consistently reiterated his campaign promise to rebuild America’s infrastructure and protect domestic jobs. " We will have two simple rules when it comes to this massive rebuilding effort,” he told a thank-you rally in December. “Buy American and hire American.”

Within days, though, House Republicans -- under pressure from lobbyists for foreign companies -- had killed legislation that directed government infrastructure contracts to American manufacturing companies.


Well, son of a b*tch. How do you like them apples folks. Apparently the Republicans don't like the idea of Americans having jobs nor do they agree that we should be spending here in America. Why is that you say......Apparently because they've been bought and paid for by Big Money interests and serve their interests instead of yours.

But just how big a deal is it anyway??? I mean how much are we really talking about here??? How about a sh*t load!!!




The Government Accountability Office issued a report last month showing that compared to 57 of its trading partners covered by procurement agreements, the United States is opening up far more of its government spending to foreign contractors. In all, the report found that the United States opened up $837 billion of its government spending to foreign contractors, while its next five largest trading partners opened up less than half that amount to U.S. contractors. Percentage-wise, the U.S. federal government opened up 80 percent of its procurement to foreign contractors


Holy crap!!! Let that number sink in for a minute folks. That's almost a Trillion Dollars that we're sending to other foreign nations that we could be spending here. Spend it here and that means more jobs which means more money being spent locally and so on and so forth. That means making our economy stronger and as that money flows through our system we all benefit from it. But send it out of here and we get nothing. It doesn't help us one bit and that's our money they're spending like that!!! That's your 800+ billion dollars they are sending out of this country.

They don't give a damn if you have a job, or can afford to feed your family or pay for health care or anything else. They get their lobbying money and say f*ck the american people. That's what you voted for when you voted for Republicans.

Aside from Trump of course who wanted to spend that money here. So this may be something we can all get behind together. Both the Trump Cult and the Anti-Trump folk. Finally something I think we can all agree on for once. That is our money and it should be spent here for the benefit of all of us instead of some foreign businesses.

There is a lot more info in the article. I'm not even done reading it yet but thought some of you might want to know where your money is going. Those of you who are actually lucky enough to have a job to even pay taxes in the first place.
Link to all the rest...
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posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 07:53 PM
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a reply to: mOjOm

There is only one thing the repubs or dems like, and it is campaign cash.


The dems had 8 years under Obama to sh or get off the pot. They did neither, so let's re-elect them, that will show'em.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 07:55 PM
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This conservative is ecstatic over this outcome!

I have said all along that the best thing for conservatives going forward is to let the massively-failed Obamacare collapse and then add that to all the other miserable failures of the Obama Regime.

Then follow the Constitution and per the 10th Amendment let the states decide what form of healthcare (if any) they want to provide to their citizens.


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posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 08:00 PM
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a reply to: SBMcG

This isn't about Healthcare at all. It's about the money we spend on infrastructure and the fact that instead of us using that money to buy and/or make those things here we just import it all instead.

So all that money leaves our economy and does us no good!

We're bleeding out money to foreign businesses instead of using that money here. Our money!! We may as well just burn it for all the good it's doing us.

You're always complaining about Globalism and having your tax dollars wasted, but now you're all for it???

Did you even read anything I wrote or are you just here to argue and go against your own self interests??


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posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 08:03 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

NO. I'm not saying to re elect the Dems.

I'm pointing out a problem in the way massive amounts of our own money is being spent when it could be spent here instead and actually help us which is what it's supposed to do.

We pay taxes for things but our Government is spending that money outside this country when they should be spending it here instead.

This isn't about re electing the Dems. Although in this case it is the Dems who are actually trying to do the right thing here along with Trump believe it or not.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 08:20 PM
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We're bleeding out money to foreign businesses instead of using that money here. Our money!! We may as well just burn it for all the good it's doing us.



It seems that the GOP and Trump just can't be trusted.



Another promise broken. I wonder if this might explain some of Trumps Russian contacts.

Russian Steel....for the pipe line

www.foxnews.com...


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posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 08:23 PM
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a reply to: mOjOm

I'm not a Trump fan, but like you there are some things I can agree with. Trump said he wanted to end lobbying, so now is a better time than ever to do that. Another thing I've said I could agree with is term limits. Both of these issues would go a long way in taking away power, money and influence out of Washington. Too many of our representatives are self-serving and they could care less about the needs of their constituents.

"Drain the swamp," that's another issue I can agree with.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 08:39 PM
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Very well articulated, what you say makes sense as far as I know.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 08:49 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

Ya. I noticed that too.

But you're right. You can't trust anyone it seems. The hypocrisy in government is just out of hand. Plus all the arguments are too partisan. One side will tell you how bad something is when the other side is doing it, but once they have a chance they do the same exact thing and say it's great.

That's why I liked Bernie so much. I may not have agreed with some of his ideas. But he was genuine and actually cared about people and wanted to do the right thing for the people. Everyone else is just out for themselves and doesn't give a sh*t about anyone else.

It makes me so GD mad sometimes I can hardly think straight.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 08:49 PM
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a reply to: mOjOm

Ron Paul has spoken about this.

At minimum, give people the option to opt-out without being fined or imprisoned (imprisoned due to not paying the IRS imposed penalties).

Its time that Trump bring in the Big Dog.


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posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 08:52 PM
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a reply to: WeRpeons

We have to get the money out of politics. Until that happens we don't have a chance. We've let our government become an item for purchase, it's just that simple. So whoever owns it calls the shots and it has many various owners all with their own self interest.

As long as it stays like that the best we'll ever get is just getting lucky that they do something that benefits us.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 09:00 PM
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a reply to: gladtobehere

There needs to be something. I mean I don't mind paying taxes when that money goes for what it's supposed to go to. US and America. I mean that's why we're paying them in the first place. If I wanted to just send money to some foreign private entity and get nothing for it then I'd just do that.

I've always wondered how it is that with us being such a rich nation and spending all the money our government spends why it is that things are always getting more difficult. Obviously just this one thing doesn't account for it all but it's still there.

I mean all we're doing with money is trading it back and forth with each other really. As long as we keep spending it with each other. We just shuffle it around, back and forth with each other and things keep moving along. Which is what Government spending is really doing. It's wealth re-distribution basically. We all throw in to the pot and it gets spent on the things our nation needs.

But if you start sending that money out of our system and into others it doesn't help us anymore. We're just bleeding out rather than recycling that money back into us again. It's so stupid and reckless and obvious as to how that isn't helping. In fact it's so obvious that you know it's being done on purpose.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 09:10 PM
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a reply to: mOjOm

~sigh~

Progressives are in both major parties.

To be intellectually honest, let's just say that Progressives, both R and D, don't want America to do anything but fail badly so they can usher in the kind of government that they want.

I'm not a Trump fan either. But it is refreshing to have as a President someone that isn't a Progressive.

This will be what... our 5th since Coolidge? And one assassinated and another an almost successful attempt...

My honest hope us that by the people putting Trump in office, they may have lit the spark that will clean out both R and D parties so that we as Americans can get back to what we were all doing, a long time ago. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. With our elected officials (gasp) representing us.

It's a little dream of mine.




posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 09:12 PM
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originally posted by: WeRpeons
a reply to: mOjOm

I'm not a Trump fan, but like you there are some things I can agree with. Trump said he wanted to end lobbying, so now is a better time than ever to do that. Another thing I've said I could agree with is term limits. Both of these issues would go a long way in taking away power, money and influence out of Washington. Too many of our representatives are self-serving and they could care less about the needs of their constituents.

"Drain the swamp," that's another issue I can agree with.



Heard any mention of those very needed policies since his election????

I haven't..



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 09:16 PM
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originally posted by: darkbake
Very well articulated, what you say makes sense as far as I know.


Thank you.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 09:19 PM
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a reply to: GreyScale

Well, that sounds nice but I don't see that in Trump.

I think we actually missed our chance at having a government that represented the people when we allowed Ron Paul and Bernie Sanders fail to get elected.

Both parties can only produce Establishment Robots who serve a certain agenda that only hurts the average person.

The only way I saw any hope for the poor and middle class was from Ron or Bernie. Ron because he hated certain elements of the Government so much that by destroying them had the side effect of most likely benefiting everyone else. Bernie because he literally is trying to look out for the little guy. Both were attacking the same evil from different directions.

P.S. I don't think I agree with you use of Progressive either. Progressives being in both parties and them being the problem. I don't think that fits. But I suppose it depends on how you define all those terms I guess.
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posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 09:27 PM
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originally posted by: SBMcG

originally posted by: darkbake
Very well articulated, what you say makes sense as far as I know.


Thank you.


No offense but I don't see how darkbake could have been talking to you since what you wrote wasn't even on topic. You were talking about Healthcare even though that isn't what this thread is about.

I suppose they could still be talking to you, but then that would mean both you and darkbake were both off topic.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 09:30 PM
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Did Trump ever say how it was going to happen?

Did Trump ever present a plan for Buy America?

There are Buy America and Made in America websites - - and have been for years.

Did Trump promote any of these sites (not specific sites, of course)? But, did he say, "Hey people, you can start right now by buying American made products".

The world functions on International Trade. We are NOT going to go back to the way things were.

There is no Trump plan, because its not possible.



posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 09:32 PM
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originally posted by: mOjOm
a reply to: GreyScale

Well, that sounds nice but I don't see that in Trump.

I think we actually missed our chance at having a government that represented the people when we allowed Ron Paul and Bernie Sanders fail to get elected.

Both parties can only produce Establishment Robots who serve a certain agenda that only hurts the average person.

The only way I saw any hope for the poor and middle class was from Ron or Bernie. Ron because he hated certain elements of the Government so much that by destroying them had the side effect of most likely benefiting everyone else. Bernie because he literally is trying to look out for the little guy. Both were attacking the same evil from different directions.


I was a Ron Paul supporter both times. I saw a light at the end of the tunnel there. Which explained why the GOP sabotaged him... too much common sense.

Sanders, not so much. Too socialist. Ever see the number crunching on his tax plan? Spoiler here.. it hastened the eventual collapse of our society. But people got free stuff till the end of the ride for all of us!

However, it's always nice to be able to at least talk about both sides of the coin without getting crappy about it. S&F to you and hope your weekend goes well!




posted on Mar, 24 2017 @ 09:44 PM
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a reply to: Annee

We don't need to spend 80% of our Government Spending to foreign contractors though. I'm all for trade. Trade is great. But not at the sacrifice that kills us by doing it.

We don't need to spend almost a trillion dollars on importing things that we can produce ourselves and keep that money here helping us.

I'm not saying take it all back, but we can do better than throwing all that money out of our country.




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