Protectionism Is Far From Dead

Via Greg Mankiw’s blog, here is a link to the roll call vote to ban the “Buy American” provision of the stimulus bill from applying to the expenditure of stimulus funds. And below is the list of Senators who essentially voted against the “Buy American” provision (note that the amendment called for the provision not to be included in the bill so a yes vote was a vote against protectionism). Note the party affiliation of the vote and ask yourself if you truly believe that this issue is dead.

Alexander (R-TN)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Bennett (R-UT)
Bond (R-MO)
Bunning (R-KY)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Hatch (R-UT)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Lieberman (ID-CT)
Lugar (R-IN)
Martinez (R-FL)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Wicker (R-MS)




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