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Nov. 6 (Bloomberg) -- The Obama administration should bar a $1.5 billion wind-farm project in Texas from receiving U.S. government stimulus funds because most of the power turbines would be made in China, Senator Charles Schumer said.
“The idea that stimulus funds would be used to create jobs overseas is quite troubling,” Schumer, a New York Democrat, wrote in a draft of a letter he said yesterday he would send to U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu. “I urge you to reject any request for stimulus money unless the high-value components, including the wind turbines, are manufactured in the United States.”
The Democratic senator said he was “furious” when he learned that $450 million in U.S. economic recovery aid may be used to help build the wind farm and create as many as 3,000 jobs, mostly in China. “I don’t care if the Chinese invest here and create jobs here: It’s where the jobs are that I care about,” Schumer told reporters yesterday in Washington. “I think if you told the other 99 senators about this the vast majority would agree with me.”
Originally posted by ziggy1706
Bottom line is, that OUR tax money paying china!!!
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