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Buy products "Made in the USA"

Discussion in '2000-02 Archive' started by Acts 1:8, Dec 10, 2002.

  1. SueLyn

    SueLyn New Member

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    My son was overseas, near Korea, Japan and such, what we consider very, very low wages, is not actually that low to the people that live there. In other words, if someplace in this world the rate of pay is $1000 a day but our rate of pay is only $100 a day, it would seem to the $1000 a day people that we are slave labor. I don't think the real reason American companies go to other countries to have their products made is just for one reason, there are matters like laws, taxes and unions, that push up their production costs also. A lot less pain to go somewhere else, in other words, it's our own fault we have lost these jobs to overseas workers. It's just my opinion.
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  2. Wisdom Seeker

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Oh my! That is funny!!!
     
  3. Gina B

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    "The U.S.-based clothing manufacturers and retailers that have contracts with discriminatory maquilas include Target, The Limited, Wal-Mart , GEAR for Sports, Liz Claiborne and Lee Jeans. All of these have codes of conduct or terms of engagement that prohibit discrimination. GEAR for Sports and Lee Jeans specifically prohibit pregnancy testing."

    Taken from here.

    Gina
     
  4. DHK

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    Where does America get most of its oil and gas from? Is it also "American-made?"
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  5. Acts 1:8

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    America produces tons of gas...Most of it is produced right here on the baptist board
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    [ December 11, 2002, 10:26 PM: Message edited by: AdoptedByGod ]
     
  6. Jim1999

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    KABOOOOOOOM!

    Mum told me not to play with matches!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  7. Dr. Bob

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    We produce a lot of gas and oil in Wyoming, but it is cheaper to pump in in Venezuela, put it in tankers, refine it in Galveston and pump it back to the West.

    Worried about supporting S Korea by buying a Hyundai Sonata a few years back. But worse than that . . . it came from TORONTO.

    That's right. Made in Canada.

    After they harbored all those pinko hippies during the Vietnam War, I would rather boycott Canada than Korea . . . :rolleyes:
     
  8. Rick Sr.

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    Why not over-tax iports and give a break on exports?
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  9. AVL1984

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    It's as global or domestic as you want it to be...Buy American! Support products that are comprised of the most US produced raw materials.

    CONSUMERS are the ones that determine the supply, demand, price, and overall direction of any marketplace.
    </font>[/QUOTE]This still doesn't make it so. We know...we were in the intimate apparell industry for many years, and the FTC may say one thing, but it sure doesn't enforce it very well. Now our jobs are in Mexico.

    AJL
     
  10. UTEOTW

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    Well let's see. One, raises prices for everyone. Not good for your purchasing power and not good for the economy. Two, this would hurt the economies of other countries which reduces their ability to purchase our exports and therefore continues to hurt our economy and put American manufacturing workers out of work. More ominously, the poorer the foriegn contries are the more likely they are to either need our assistance (at best) costing us money or to descend into deeper poverty and American resentment (at worst) which could lead to more Afganistans. Just what we need, a few dozen more countries trying to produce the next Osama. In the long run, the best result for everyone comes from reducing trade barriers. We do need to take steps to help workers who lose their jobs. But we gain nothing by protecting a few jobs with tariffs while we cost many more jobs from theresulting high prices.
     
  11. Johnv

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    [​IMG] Oh dear, sounds like something I'd say!!! [​IMG]
     
  12. Johnv

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    Interestingly, although the US is the forefront of technology, the only hybrid vehicles in mass production are the Honda Insight, the Honda Civic, and the Toyota Prius.

    You'da thunk that American companies would have beaten 'em to it.
     
  13. Wisdom Seeker

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    In America things are never simple. There are government, tax, politics considerations in every decision. Look how long it took the tobacco industry to do the right thing. Lobbyist...their interests...there's allot to consider in areas that we may not even be partially aware of as to why America doesn't make Hybrid cars....yet.
     
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