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Sun May 22, 2016, 10:18 AM

Big pressure from globalization to eliminate preferential carve outs in US needs to be countered

by a push to expand them for Historically Disadvantaged Individuals who are not simply women or minorities. For example, Non Marital Children and Generation Y and possibly gay people.

This is so that firms owned by these groups could get work under the government procurement agreement. Otherwise the benefits of any stimulus might go exclusively to foreign firms because of the US's new membership in the WTO Government Procurement Agreement. There need to be carve outs - in the form of preferential pricing.

I think that this whole thing may be about those carve outs. They don't want people arguing for bigger carve outs. Maybe women and minorities may be about to be thrown under the bus- may be about to lose their carve outs, and don't know it?

See https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228121888

The Limited Case for Permitting SME (Small and Medium Sized Enterprises) Procurement Preferences in the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement.



Globalization doesn't have to result in mass unemployment for our indigenous workforce!

US Businesses owned by Historically Disadvantaged Individuals should be able to get business and not be squeezed out by low bidding foreign firms with lower costs and wages.

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