....Question: ...It's an honor to talk to you. Uh, my concern, one of the concerns, is China. We're buying military parts for our military from China. We're buying military parts that do not work. We have closed factories in this country and that's moved one of the big companies that we're buying, [inaudible] countries that we're buying from. [inaudible] We're buying this stuff, we're putting it in planes, we're putting it in our material and it does not work. And they [inaudible].
There are a lot of people in this country that are getting fed up with this. I mean, fed up [inaudible] [Representative Hartzler: "Right."] And something had better be done. I'm not threatening anybody. What I'm saying is something, I, I know, I follow this, and I know, I know what, I believe I know what I'm talking about.
There's a line in this country. And I'm on one side of that line, a lot of people are. And there are people [inaudible] on the other side. I don't know what's gonna happen. If things don't change it's not going to be good. It's going to be bad. I really believe that.
Representative Vicky Hartzler (r): Okay. Excellent. Excellent point. You're, you're spot on. I, I joined the, the name of the caucus is China caucus which I wish we'd change, change the name. But basically it's a watch China caucus. It's a, it's a bunch of us who are concerned about China. And on a regular basis we get reports [inaudible] watching what they're doing.
And I am concerned. They are shipping all the, I'm concerned about the microchips. That they are in many, many of the things that we own. And some of those are embedded, I believe, with, with detection and, uh, capabilities or tracking capabilities. Things that we don't know. I, I read a report the other day talking how China is the number one spy network in the world. And I thought, we need to have a new, uh, double oh seven James Bond movie, you know, with China as the bad guys, as the spies, because really, it's true, those movies always portray, uh, Russia or something. But China has the largest spy network, they're stealing our intelligence from our co, corporations. The article talked about how it's the largest industrial, um, uh, espionage and, uh, stealing, uh, theft in, in history. And yet, how many people are talking about it, how they're accessing our intellectual property of our corporations and it's very concerning.
Just want you to know, it's supposed to be illegal, uh, you're supposed to use American products in our military equipment. But, I'm not sure that's always the case and so I am looking in to that as well, with your concern. To make sure that they're not using China microchips in our planes or in our tanks or anything else. So, I want to make sure that doesn't happen. So, I will follow up on that 'cause that is a concern I have as well. So, China is very concerning....
On one hand their stuff doesn't work, and on the other hand the microchips in the stuff they sell us (that does or doesn't work?) is spying on us.
Previously, at Show Me Progress:
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): Clinton town hall - April 5, 2012 - part 1 (April 5, 2012)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): Clinton town hall - April 5, 2012 - part 2 (April 6, 2012)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): Clinton town hall - April 5, 2012 - part 3 (April 7, 2012)
The complete Sedalia, Missouri town hall video:
Vicky Hartzler (r) at Sedalia Town Hall meeting 4/5/2012 (April 6, 2012)