Skip to comments.U.S. Bridges, Roads Being Built by Chinese Firms
Posted on 09/08/2012 8:21:05 AM PDT by Harley
U.S. Bridges, Roads Being Built by Chinese Firms Cities hire Chinese instead of American workers for building projects. (WATCH VIDEO)
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The FR Free Traitors are pleased. Nothing to see here, move along.
A couple of things here.
1. Much as we might hate to admit it, who currently has the most experience in large scale construction projects? It sure isn’t the USA. We’re stagnant. The Chinese have been building like mad for 20 years now. They have a very experienced construction industry.
2. Most American governments operate under “competitive bid” laws requiring the project be awarded to the most competitive bidder. If the Chinese under bid American firms, they have to get the job.
3. As many people who deal with the Chinese know, when you do business with the Chinese, it’s only after you sign the contract that the real negotiation begins. If the Chinese win a competitive bid up front, they will nickle and dime the government to death with “change orders” and other obfuscations that will drive the cost of the project sky-high. The Chinese are experts at this (some American firms, like Walsh out of Chicago, are pretty good at it too). But under American law, that’s what you get.
4. You could bar the foreign firms from the American market, but as protectionist legislation usually works, it will drive up the price and drive down competitiveness.
The best answer to this is to bring back competitive real private sector economic growth and let government get out of the way. A vibrant, competitive American construction industry will only exist in a growing private sector economy. We keep the Chinese out only by being better than them.
You see Harley it didn’t take long...The Free Traitors rapists like their victims to lay back and enjoy it. Quit fighting the dragon.
What an ignoramus. Read an elementary economics book for cripes sake.
Didn’t the Chinese build the railways back in the day? Not much changes it seems.
I sincerely hope when Romney wins the presidency, we for once finally protect American jobs.
Dems and Republicans have both sold out America.
This has gone on long enough to severely damage America.
The time is now. Elect Romney, and have him fix “free trade”, because as things currently stand, neither party is doing jack about the ever increasing problem.
You should read an elementary civics book.
Then you might understand America, and not push the globalist agenda so hard.
OR we could make it fair by demanding contracts mean the same thing - nickle and dime-ing - by law - must be held to a given percentage of the original bid. For the few American firms that 'scam' this would work as an incentive to be honorable.
It's bad business to set up a system where cheaters win. Perverse incentive that run good companies out of business - or corrupts them - undermine the country.
The world elite is selling America out. Our leaders are owned by them. It is time to clean them all out.
Do you really think that off-shoring Romney has this in mind?
MADE IN USA awaits being adopted by whichever party loses this election. It will surface in 2016, by which time, unemployment will be worse. Then the 'USA, USA, USA' yell at both conventions will mean just that.
Karl Marx preached Free trade. You are a Marxist and don't even know it.
Not that I give rats a$$ if a Free Traitor thinks I can't spell.
Free Trade speeds up this process.
I was free-trade (very) early.
I am now reversing course. We need to bring back American manufacturing.
Free Traders = Marxists
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