By John F. Di Leo -
Reflections on government procurement and the Buy American Act
President Donald Trump traveled to southeast Wisconsin to make a speech and issue a proclamation: that he would require that – on the big government spending projects of his administration – everything had better be Made in America.
Hopefully, no one will quarrel with the intent.
A country should be proud of its manufacturing sector, and if tax dollars are to be spent at all, the preference ought to be that they be spent giving business to their own companies, employing their own people, utilizing their own local resources. It's important not only for the economy, but for national security as well. Such an intention is good and honorable.
But we all know what the road to Hell is paved with, don’t we?