This is another illustration of the non-enforcement of existing statutes over the past 30 years. The average American doesn't know these things are still law and just accepts the rightwing talking points.
[A federal judge in April refused Home Depot Inc.'s bid to toss a whistle blower lawsuit Scott and other attorneys filed against the Atlanta-based company. Now the country's largest home improvement retailer is the latest company accused of running afoul of the Buy American Act, a 1933 law aimed at protecting U.S. jobs. The law requires that all materials used in construction of public projects originate in the United States or "designated countries."] http://www.detnews.com/article/20110626/BIZ/106260337/1001/Home-Depot-accused-of-violating-Buy-American-Act