As states scour the world for protective medical equipment, the feds repeatedly invoked a little-known clause in the Defense Production Act to step to the front of the line.
The Trump administration quietly invoked the Defense Production Act to force medical suppliers in Texas and Colorado to sell to it first—ahead of states, hospitals, or foreign countries.
> Without public awareness of what was taken on a federal-first basis—and who it was given to—the states are left in the dark after being told repeatedly to procure their own goods. The federal government, President Donald Trump has said, is not the states’ “shipping clerk.”
While the administration had asked the company to stop exporting respirators to the Latin American and Canadian markets, 3M stated in a press release Friday there would be humanitarian implications, since the company supplies a critical amount of those countries’ N95 masks. 3M also warned such a move could create a potential trade war where other countries then refuse to sell N95s to the U.S., potentially resulting in fewer N95s in the United States.
Do you want centralized planning or not? You liberals cannot make up your minds.
He told the states to buy their own supplies. How are they supposed to if he's buying them up?
"At the same time, if we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, we are unable to reach that judgement. Accordingly, while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him."
Skoal: Oh Belle I sure hope you don't have it.
May 25, 2020 7:05:49 GMT -6
heregoes: Take care Belle.
May 25, 2020 7:22:06 GMT -6
Rusty: @ VisionAri- Nasal swab both times. Not antibody test.
May 25, 2020 8:19:59 GMT -6
Skoal: Good news Rusty.
May 25, 2020 8:49:06 GMT -6
Sauerkraut: If you test + for COVID-19 before, and now test neg you likely have COVID-19 anti-bodies and are immune. I'd like to get an "anti-body" test. Many people get COVID-19 and show no symptoms and never get sick.
May 25, 2020 8:58:40 GMT -6
Sauerkraut: Joe Biden made another very serious gaff about black people. I guess he now promises to pick a black female for his V.P. regardless of qualifications except for skin color, and Biden promises to stay in his basement and keep mum.
May 25, 2020 9:01:03 GMT -6
Sauerkraut: Trumps a racist he banned people from Brazil from coming to the USA, Trump hates South America! In reality Trump is being proactive and keeping the American people safe from COVID-19. Brazil is a hot bed for the virus.
May 25, 2020 9:20:53 GMT -6
❤apple❤: A perfectionist walked into a bar...apparently, the bar wasn’t set high enough.
May 25, 2020 9:39:47 GMT -6
❤apple❤: The worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades.
May 25, 2020 9:41:04 GMT -6
❤apple❤: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
May 25, 2020 9:41:56 GMT -6
heregoes: Thanks apple.
May 25, 2020 10:05:40 GMT -6
Sprocket: One has to wonder: Is Trump upset he's criticized for golfing while the country tuned into a Golf match lead by a black man?
May 25, 2020 10:17:07 GMT -6
twister: Feel better sweet Belle
May 25, 2020 13:31:13 GMT -6
Belle: I feel better today..thanks! I think..HOPE..it was just allergies.
May 25, 2020 14:07:57 GMT -6
Evann: Hey, i'm new here
May 25, 2020 14:50:55 GMT -6
Belle: Welcome to the forum, Evann!!
May 25, 2020 14:56:58 GMT -6
heregoes: Glad to hear your feeling better Belle
May 25, 2020 15:07:41 GMT -6
heregoes: hello Evann!
May 25, 2020 15:08:05 GMT -6
Evann: Thanks people!!!
May 25, 2020 15:11:36 GMT -6
Rusty: It's a newbie explosion
May 25, 2020 15:11:40 GMT -6