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Why don't American's buy more American made products?

Mr.Wizzard 2010/08/30 06:21:36
Related Topics: Auto, Deficit, Elected, Wage
What do we have to do to stop buying foriegn oil and sending all our currency to our Enemies?
How can we get all these good jobs back to America again?
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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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  • Simmering Frog - PHART 2010/08/30 06:31:13
    How can we get all these good jobs back to America again?
    Simmering Frog - PHART
    +2
    jobs america

    Because thanks to unions and cheaper foreign labor, things are too expensive to make in America.

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  • Bozette 2011/01/21 14:25:51
    How can we get all these good jobs back to America again?
    Bozette
    Because they're stupid. Money spent locally, gets spent locally for the most part. This helps to ensure the local economy.
    I have no problem finding things made in the US - of course, you have to actually check the label. I do most of my shopping at local Mom and Pop stores whose owners live in the community, and, more importantly, spend in the community. I pay competitive prices (the chain pizza place had to lower their price to compete with the local pizza place!) and receive far superior service where the owners/employees know me and live nearby.
  • justin 2010/09/10 07:46:39
    How can we get all these good jobs back to America again?
    justin
    +1
    we need to stop the union ... lower average pay ... cut government spending ... and fight corruption and drug dealing ... cut military spending and turn it into free health care ... lower tax ... but part of what i said would also hurt america
  • snell/GOD & COUNTRY-zero cl... 2010/08/31 07:59:21
    What do we have to do to stop buying foriegn oil and sending all our currency...
    snell/GOD & COUNTRY-zero cliques
    Americans WOULD buy American if they could FIND anything American to buy.
  • Mr.Wizzard snell/G... 2010/09/08 18:33:46 (edited)
    Mr.Wizzard
    Oh How true.I go get my American made Jeans and clothes off the internet Shoes to.Tray it sometimes my American made clothes seem to last three times longer and the Shoes fit better too!
  • AshleyElizabeth 2010/08/30 16:49:08
    How can we get all these good jobs back to America again?
    AshleyElizabeth
    I am completely for American products. My family and I don't buy things from Mexico and try hard not to when mde in China. We support US and Canada (cause we're canadian). Did you know BMW is made in the US? That's pretty cool. But it would def restore our country to get everyting back over here!
  • Mr.Wizzard AshleyE... 2010/09/08 18:35:13 (edited)
    Mr.Wizzard
    Go to the internet and look for American made products they aren't much more expensive as people thing but they last a hell of allot better.
  • Linnaeus 2010/08/30 07:10:09
    How can we get all these good jobs back to America again?
    Linnaeus
    +1
    Tariffs.
  • Mr.Wizzard Linnaeus 2010/09/29 17:37:51
    Mr.Wizzard
    Yes Tariffs they could restore fair trade and restore many many American Manufactures to America again like TV' Washing Machines,AirConditioners Shoes Clothes,Can openers Vacum cleaners so on and so on.That's the way to go.Plus all the tariffs taken in can help pay our deficits down and I mean both The Government spending Deficit & the trade Deficits.
  • Mr.Wizzard 2010/08/30 06:31:41 (edited)
    What do we have to do to stop buying foriegn oil and sending all our currency...
    Mr.Wizzard
    +1
    Build new style Nuclear power plants that run on recycled Radioactive hazzardous waste making less of it that doesn't last or has to be sore as long to be safe.These new reactors should all be built well underground and protected from severe weather or a rogue nuclear attack, plus all electrical devices nationwide need to be made EMP resistant against huge sun solar flares that can paralyze the entire computer systems nation wide .Drill more oil wells and start negotiating new fair trade agreements.This wouls slow our cash out flow to foriegn nations and create new jobs for Americans here.Making energy cheaper hear and more abundently manufacturing wiould move back to America trhen you can shake a stick.If we start drilling in the bakken oil reserve in North & South Dakota & montana we would have enough oil to supply us until we can produce enough elecvtric cars and hydrogen fuel cell cars once we start creating Hydrogen off those new style reactors.America needs a new deal Like Fraklin Roosevelty said and did.
  • Simmering Frog - PHART 2010/08/30 06:31:13
    How can we get all these good jobs back to America again?
    Simmering Frog - PHART
    +2
    jobs america

    Because thanks to unions and cheaper foreign labor, things are too expensive to make in America.
  • Captain... Simmeri... 2010/08/30 13:08:11
    Captain Sticky
    +1
    Well done as usual. The picture says it all.
  • Simmeri... Captain... 2010/08/30 16:39:06
    Simmering Frog - PHART
    Thanks, Captain!
  • Mr.Wizzard Simmeri... 2010/09/29 17:48:35
    Mr.Wizzard
    Not true with our Technologies we Americans were buiolding Automobiles with 30% less manpower then the Japanese & our competitors it was our Government Regulations that costs the Auto Companies billions in developments for crash safety,Emmisionms,High milage standards then our Government wouldn't allow our Manufactures to patent all these new developments that costs our companies billions to develop so our Country made it madatory for us to share these costly technologies with Foriegn car manufactures working against American bussiness causing unfair trade deals with Japan & China.Making big bussiness move out of America.Plus the greed look you want to work for $12.00 wages per week like Chinese workers.No so use some common sense.It was our own government laws that caused the great flyte of industries to foriegn countries no EPA laws that cost companies billions in this country,Just all kinds of stuff the cost of energy to run these huge plants in America compared to Japan that has almost 90% of it's electricity by Nuclear poer making it's electricall costs 85% cheaper then in America.It goes on and on quit beleiving all that TV propaganda about Unions because I AM SICK AND TIRED OF MEDIA LIES.
  • Simmeri... Mr.Wizzard 2010/09/29 19:27:04
    Simmering Frog - PHART
    And the unions are a major part of the problem too.

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