The economy is struggling partly due to cheaper competition coming from outside our country. If we are forced to acquire material and products from a foreign source over a United States company (due to our rules for competitive bidding, we in many cases get a poor quality product and hurt the economy simultaneously. For example, let’s say we need a system and there is only one United States owned company that designs and manufactures the system but there are multiple foreign companies that do as well. In many cases, the foreign companies are able to offer the system cheaper and therefore win the bidding process. We may think we are saving money but in the big picture, we are not. We are enabling foreign countries/companies to be more competitive and we are paying to keep U.S. workers out of work and on unemployment.
Idea No. 16481