Claim: Bridge reconstruction contracts in the U.S., including repairs on the
|TRUE: Chinese firms have been selected for some bridge reconstruction projects in the U.S.|
|FALSE: President Obama approved the use of Chinese contractors for some bridge reconstruction projects in the U.S.|
|FALSE: Work on the |
Example: [Collected via e-mail, August 2012]
I-635 in Texas is being rebuilt with underground tolls from
Diane Sawyer reporting on U.S. bridge projects going to the Chinese…. NOT Americans.
The bridges are right here in the U.S. and yet Obama has approved for Chinese contractors to come in and do the work.
What about jobs for Americans???
Watch this video. It doesn’t take long to view.
This one should be tough for the supporters of the current regime to swallow…. AND it comes from ABC NEWS
U.S.A. Bridges and Roads Being Built by Chinese Firms
Shocking to say the least!
This video is a jaw-dropper that will make you sick. (It was also shocking that ABC was actually reporting this story.)
The lead-in with Obama promising jobs in the U.S. by improving our infrastructure is so typical of all his promises! Our tax dollars are at work – for CHINA!!!
I pray all the unemployed see this and cast their votes accordingly in 2012!
CLICK here: U.S. Bridges, Roads Being Built by Chinese Firms Video – ABC News
PLEASE PASS ON TO EVERYONE !!!
Origins: This e-mail decrying the use of Chinese firms in preference to American ones to rebuild bridges in the U.S. that began circulating on the internet in February 2012 is a mixture of truth and falsehood. While it is true Chinese firms have been awarded contracts to refurbish some bridges within the U.S., the work on the
The video often linked to in this
as part of that show’s “Bringing America Back” series. While Diane Sawyer was the news anchor who introduced the piece, the reporter who researched the story and presented it on camera was Chris Cuomo.
The news clip made reference to three recent major infrastructure projects that went to Chinese firms: a
Despite the assertion “Obama has approved for Chinese contractors to come in and do the work,” as is stated in the video that the
As stated in that September 2011 video: “
Regarding the relative wisdom of California’s choice to turn down federal monies and instead hire a Chinese firm to build its bridge, the New York Times reported in June 2011 that:
The assembly work in California, and the pouring of the concrete road surface, will be done by Americans. But construction of the bridge decks and the materials that went into them are a Made in China affair. California officials say the state saved hundreds of millions of dollars by turning to China.
The expansion of the
Barbara “bridge mixture” Mikkelson
Last updated: 17 September 2012
Barboza, David. “Bridge Comes to San Francisco with a Made-in-China Label.” The New York Times. 25 June 2011. Cuomo, Chris. “U.S. Bridges, Roads Being Built by Chinese Firms.” ABC World News. 23 September 2011.