Yesterday, several people sent me this video of Diane Sawyer discussing U.S. bridges and roads being built by Chinese firms:
It is shocking that at a time when our own nation is having employment difficulties that this would happen. Surprising with Obama? Nah. Surprising that ABC News would feature it.
Then, I come across more news about what the Obama administration has been up to.
U.S. Trade and Aid Monitor has an article discussing how Obama is rebuilding business in Africa.
Kenyan businesses lately are increasingly becoming recipients of U.S. government largesse, as the Obama Administration, among pursuing other endeavors, aims to expand “livestock-related economic opportunities” in that nation. Although this and other recently released presolicitation notices for unrelated programs serve as advance alerts to potential vendors—and therefore do not offer cost estimates and other details— a review of U.S. government contracting actions nonetheless indicates a spike of activity in Kenya in a variety of sectors.
The White House is committing to a five-year effort to “improve the inclusiveness and competitiveness” of the livestock industry specifically in Marsabit and Garissa counties, Kenya, according to a presolicitation notice released April 12 that U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor located via routine database research.
Other recent contracting actions include:
Up to $50 million in U.S. Navy-coordinated military construction projects on the horizon at Camp Simba, Kenya, and at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
Deployment to Kenya of a privately contracted Regional Advisor for USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). as well as an Emerging Pandemic Threats Advisor.
A U.S. Trade & Development Agency-led search for a contractor to perform a “definitional mission” exploring possible funding of geothermal energy projects in Kenya and Rwanda.
The above-mentioned endeavors have taken place in recent weeks; however, other notable U.S.-funded Kenyan projects thus far in 2012 include the launching of a National Institutes of Health-led initiative to hire contractors to conduct genetic research of Kenyans with Type-2 diabetes. Separately, the U.S. Army embarked upon a market survey of potential vendors to provide helicopter flight-training simulators to the Kenyan government.
I wonder what the labor unions think of all this activity excluding them?
What about the American taxpayer? Hasn’t he/she about had their fill of this kind of thing? That’s the problem when the government gets into our pocketbook. They think they have the right to do whatever they want with our money, even when it doesn’t benefit us.
Charity is a good thing, but it belongs in the realm of the churches and other independent groups. The government sees them as a threat to their own necessity and hence we see the constant attack on churches and charity.