Why don't American's buy more American made products?
Mr.Wizzard 2010/08/30 06:21:36
Why American's won't buy American made products? Is it because where ever they shop they can not find any American made products any longer especcially at Walmarts,Kmarts,Penny's Macy's or even Sacks 5th Ave. Or how about basic every day tools we use around the house like a hammer or screw drivers or a simple drill motor? Why can't we find anything made in America no more.We have become a consuming nation that no longer produces things of value to trade with other Foriegn Nations.
Has anybody noticed since 1982 our trade balance has been in a defecit everymonth of the year and every year pryor to 1982 we never had trade deficits.That was because we made everything from shoes to shirts to pillow cases to bed sheets to every tool a man could ever think of using.
I'll give you the answer and it's in ever History book in America and it has allot to do with what caused the last depression. Good old greed one of the things we learbed about in Bibleclass when we were kids.Well America elected a President called Franklin D.Roosevelt. and durring his annaugral speech he directed his commerece Secratery to destroy every free trade agreement with every country we trade with.This was handed the president by the think tank of the Government.He went on to tell the people he had to renegotiate and make fair trade agreements in order to keep American jobs and it high standard of living because other nations being dictatorships wouldn't allow their citizens to improve their standard od living by raising wages and creating better working conditions and using safer materials to wwork with.So those Countries could make the same parts as we do for up to 5000% les and the bigshots company owners got greedy moved their operation to these foriegn lands and made those same parts for pennys instead of dollars and bringing them back to America to sell for the same prices.Making money and spending it hands over fists.So Jobs left America in droves and put millions out of work then the greedy owners were barrowing more money from banks to buy their own company stocks that were rising like mad but by that time it was too late no one in America had any money to even buy farm good for food.That was why Mr Roosevelt started jobs programs to get America working again and prepairing for the future with huge damns to create power and make huge water reseviors for new and growing cities.Well it took ten years or more but job markets grew well into the mid 50's then the economy started to unwind again.Until 1982 when some bright hot shot from the think tank said free trade will get us going again even though we might loose a few jobs,but the free trade was to be on a limited bases then the first gas shortage hit just ass Americva was starting to loose clothing manufacturing jobs and making shoes to countries like Italy & the philipines.but the greed didn't let the free trade deals end their then came more with Europe to let our Foundries & steelmills leave.Untill we hit the ne NFTA agreement with the Clinmton Administration by that time we were being attacked on our strongest manufacturing bussiness like tools and auto manufacturing.Free trade in a matter of just 37 years has caused America to loose over 35 million good paying middleclass jobs Nationwide. Now what do we have to do with thios energy crisis so we are not sending all our cash to foriegn nations to buy oil.How will we ever create jobs hear with all these free trade agreements?
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