February 5th, 2009
03:08 PM ET
9 years ago

Cafferty: “Buy American” in stimulus plan?

From CNN's Jack Cafferty:

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There’s no shortage of controversy when it comes to the massive stimulus bill – including whether or not it should include a “Buy American” provision.

Supporters insist that using only U.S. made goods in work projects — like bridges, roads and tunnels — will help jump-start the economy by giving business to American companies. Steel companies and labor unions are pushing for such a provision. But others worry that restrictions could start a trade war, and make the economic downturn even worse.

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