The Campaign Spot

Hey, Who Needs Exports to Stimulate the Economy?

Potential side effect of the “stimulus” bill: “Buy American” provisions triggering a global trade war.

Don’t worry, the president knows how to handle this sensitive issue.

The administration has not addressed the issue publicly, and sources close to the issue said it appears that a response is still being formulated.

“We’re reviewing the Buy American plan proposal, and we are committed to a plan that will save or create at least 3 million jobs including jobs in manufacturing,” White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.

Look, we only have one president at a time, and at this point it would be premature for the president-elect to take any positions that would alter current policy until . . . oh, wait, they can’t use that line anymore.

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