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Opening Arguments


Maybe "Buy Indiana" doesn't sound as scary as "Buy American" or "Buy Chinese," but it's part of the same mindset:

Council members Mitch Harper, R-4th, and Liz Brown, R-at large, voted against recommending passage of the ordinance.

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Harper expressed a concern that by jumping on a “buy local” train, Fort Wayne might contribute to a protectionist atmosphere in the U.S. and Canada. He said encouraging robust trading relationships with other countries is much more important to creating jobs in Fort Wayne than steering a bit more city business to Indiana firms.

That "protectionist atmosphere" is becoming part of the debate over global economic recovery:

“The so-called


Bob G.
Wed, 07/08/2009 - 1:46pm

Wow...wonder how much that will affect my future purchases of KING-PAO chicken???