Chinese firms building our bridges

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by -06, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

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    U.S.A.Bridges and Roads Being Built by Chinese Firms

    Shocking to say the least! This video is a jaw-dropper that will make you sick. (It was also shocking that ABC was actually reporting this story.)

    The lead-in with Obama promising jobs in the U.S. by improving our infrastructure is so typical of all his promises! Our tax dollars are at work - for CHINA!!!

    I pray all the unemployed see this and cast their votes accordingly in 2012!

    Click here: U.S. Bridges, Roads Being Built by Chinese Firms | Video - ABC News

    (Sorry, but there's a short commercial at the start.)

  2. bountyhunter

    bountyhunter Monkey+

    and this is how the o mighty one plans to bring jobs back here?? this sux
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    May not be so bad, at least they are using local (and hopefully) American labor and talent. Similar to what we do in China (and the rest of the world) with our expertise in mining, well drilling, and civil engineering and design work. Learning on both ends, them for the engineering and design skills and us to learn how to run a profitable enterprise (which we seem to have forgotten how to do.) To me, the more interesting questions are:
    -Where is the steel coming from? Beyond specialty steels, we aren't competing well world wide,
    -Where is the cement coming from? Cement is a big import last I knew.
    -Are they using legal labor?
    I really don't care if they take a fraction of the frn cost of these projects home as profit as long as the cost of building is spent here. If/when they start importing coolie labor, we'll have a five star something to bitch about.
  4. Redneck Rebel

    Redneck Rebel Monkey++

    And to think I was/am so freakin mad that the city built a 15 million dollar underpass using labor for other Ohio cities. If it had been foreign labor I'd probably be serving a life sentence right about now.
  5. Gray Wolf

    Gray Wolf Monkey+++

    We no longer have the technical skills to build our own bridges?
    Or maybe China owns us now?
  6. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    You know..A few years ago they wanted to buy Unocal in the Gulf of Mexico...
    You would not believe all the Hell raising these oilfield hands raised...
  7. Redneck Rebel

    Redneck Rebel Monkey++

  8. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    That's why they are here, learning to do it the right way. But you can bet a pile of frns that the bridge collapse was due more to the corruption running rampant thru the construction inspectors than the design. Inspectors have been bought off on many more than one project. The design is almost certain to have been adequate.
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  9. Redneck Rebel

    Redneck Rebel Monkey++

    They sure need to learn a little something. That was just a single example, it would appear China is the world leader in bridge disaster.
  10. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Having trouble keeping school buses on those Chinese bridges too.....[stirpot]
  11. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    A tax payer funded green car to be built in Finland...

    A few hundred million to Brazil to develop their off shore oil....

    Now, the Chinese building bridges...

    Who says 0bama doesn't create jobs..
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  12. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    Funny, in my area seems to be illegals from south of the border doing any & all road construction work.
  13. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama Monkey++

    Henry Ford was once asked why he paid his assembly line workers so much money, his reply was so they will buy a car from me.

    So why does our gooberment want to kill off the American worker, simply so they will get food stamps and welfare from the goberment. Its all about controlling the people. No job no money you need the gooberment.
    Why Nafta Gafta Free trade with China, so people will depend on the gooverment.
  14. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    The illegals will be who the Chinese hire to do the work...
  15. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama Monkey++

    I dont know why they even bother to call them illegals,,,,they should just call them free amerkans. I mean they dont live under the same rule of law we do, nor do they get penalized like we do.
  16. tennprepper

    tennprepper Monkey+

    Why not the Chinese already build almost everything we have on the store shelves now why not our bridges,Homes.,and anything else that our government outsources
  17. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    They get and we get to pay for it.
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