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.
Sauerkraut: Did anyone here read the Paris accord? Russia is allowed to increase CO2 by 50% and the USA has to cut it by 21% by 2024, resulting in more factory closings. The NAFTA trade agreement shafted American workers and helped Canada & Mexico.
Sept 19, 2020 8:13:24 GMT -6
Sauerkraut: Looks like Trump will have to pick a new USSC justice. Trump has a list of justices to pick from.
Sept 19, 2020 8:14:37 GMT -6
VisionAri: I have read the Agreement and you are flat-out lying.
Sept 19, 2020 8:30:48 GMT -6
VisionAri: Oh, and show some respect for RBG's passing, you sociopath.
Sept 19, 2020 8:31:27 GMT -6
heregoes: SK is being the ignoramous we all know. It’s to be expected he is incapable of living his professed Christian beliefs.
Sept 19, 2020 8:40:21 GMT -6
Sauerkraut: I don't see anything un-Christian about Trump being required to pick a new justice, Ok, Trumps new justice will surely inflame democrats, but that's a good thing- Nothing Un-Christian about that.
Sept 19, 2020 8:54:11 GMT -6
Sauerkraut: I have nothing personal against Ruth, I don't know her, she may have been a nice person to be around, it's about her radical political views which hurt our country. Many of her rulings were not good to say the least.
Sept 19, 2020 8:58:46 GMT -6
VisionAri: What do your professed Christian beliefs have to say about all the lying you do?
Sept 19, 2020 9:09:57 GMT -6
heregoes: What do your professed Christian beliefs say about love your neighbor as yourself?
Sept 19, 2020 9:36:36 GMT -6
GrumpyOM: I seriously doubt that anyone here should be throwing stones.
Sept 19, 2020 20:12:24 GMT -6
Belle: Sauerkraut,...Which one of her rulings did you object to the most?
Sept 20, 2020 8:08:10 GMT -6