Buy American to help our economy

Letter to the Editor
 
 
Published: 2/3/2008 11:56 PM

Now that the governor in our state has increased our taxes to bail out a failed Chicago Transit Authority, we learn that the new "El" cars Chicago is going to use come from a Canadian company. A total of $577 million for El cars from a company outside the United States. This, coupled with a stimulus package that our federal government wants to give us to buy more goods from China, should really help our economy.

How are we going to grow our economy when we don't buy products made or built in America? We need to spend our tax money on products made in this country! Our own politicians can't even spend our money on products that would help our people. This is a travesty and should be stopped.

Don Loresch

Elmhurst