Neil Sinhababu and Nicholas Beaudrot's political blog
Monday, February 2, 2009
Sell Buy American To Two Buyers At Once
In other Mitch McConnell news, he's objecting to the 'Buy American' provisions in the stimulus package. If there's some way to simultaneously trade these provisions off (1) to other countries in exchange for their doing big unrestricted fiscal stimulus that helps our economy and (2) to Mitch as a big symbolic concession that will make him look like a partisan meanie when he votes against the package, that would be optimal. Maybe we can only get one of two, which is still cool. I'm sure Mitch has the unpopular position on this one, anyway.