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Obama to force U.S. taxpayer Stimulus money to "Buy Canada" - Destroying "Buy American"

This is disgusting. Since Congress wouldn't back off of the Buy American clauses, weak as they were, in the first stimulus bill (ARRA), the Obama administration is going to destroy those requirements via executive order.

Since Mr. Obama cannot rely on Congress to pass legislation exempting Canada from Buy American provisions, the complicated deal will rely on the President using his executive power to treat sectors of the Canadian economy as American, by claiming supply chains are so integrated they cannot be separated.