It is difficult to think that Brazilian technology is superior to US technology but, perhaps, it is.
If so, it makes outsourcing by the government itself, the Obama Administration, the Defense Department, Air Force and Pentagon, acceptable and legitimate. If the government can outsource jobs to an unfriendly country, what is objectionable about any company outsourcing to China.
In fact, note the clip of President Obama endorsing free trade with Brazil.
In fact, outsourcing defense jobs, in fact, any jobs, makes sense if the foreign made product is better or less costly.
What is odd is what hasn’t happened. The Unions haven’t complained. What do we learn when the expected does not happen as expected? Ron Radosh has an explanation of why unions are willing to be silent about Keystone XL and, by implication, outsourcing jobs.
“Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?”
“To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.”
“The dog did nothing in the night-time.”
“That was the curious incident,” remarked Sherlock Holmes.