“They’ve produced a pretty impressive bridge for us.”
~Tony Anziano, California Department of Transportation
The bridge that U.S. taxpayer dollars are buying from China is the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, shown on the right of the photo. (That's San Francisco in the background.)
California officials are saying that they saved $400 million by buying the San Francisco Bay bridge decks from China.
I wonder how many U.S. jobs were "saved" for Chinese workers?
According to The New York Times, the answer is "hundreds."
Of course, that doesn't count the additional hundreds of Chinese involved in loading the massive bridge decks onto Chinese ships and transporting them to the U.S.
Why is China taking such a big roll in building one of America's iconic landmarks? According to the project director:
Most U.S. companies don’t have these types of warehouses, equipment or the cash flow.Nor do they have the support of President Barack Hussein Obama, the Democrat Party, or the entire green movement.
I'll bet all the smoke from this iron and steel factory in Chongqing meets California's stringent clean air standards, don't you?
And they probably are powered by Chinese windmills . . . .
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