SO WHAT IS NEXT?

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    Jul 10, 2010 6:56 PM GMT
    I purchased a weight scale: Health-O-Meter brand, Made in U.S.A, back in 1982, well to my disappointment it is no longer working!! so I started doing some shopping and to my amazement I can't find a single Bathroom weight scale brand that manufactured its products in the USA!

    I have also noticed for the past several years that practically nothing is domestically made anymore, EVERYTHING IS IMPORTED! so I was wondering what kind of jobs or industries is our country going to be left with? how are we going to compete in the international market? and how is our economy going to sustain itself if we are heading towards an exclusively "RETAIL OR CONSUMERISM driven economy only?


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  • Webster666

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    Jul 10, 2010 9:12 PM GMT
    That is a very legitimate concern.
    That's why the middle class has fallen into poverty (or close).

    We need to charge huge import tariffs to U.S. companies who manufacture their goods outside the U.S. (so they can avoid safety regulations, and they can use slave labor, and make a huge profit). That would encourage companies to open U.S. factories and hire U.S. labor.

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    Jul 10, 2010 9:18 PM GMT
    Webster666 saidThat is a very legitimate concern.
    That's why the middle class has fallen into poverty (or close).

    We need to charge huge import tariffs to U.S. companies who manufacture their goods outside the U.S. (so they can avoid safety regulations, and they can use slave labor, and make a huge profit). That would encourage companies to open U.S. factories and hire U.S. labor.

    I was saying that back when companies started moving overseas back in the 90's.
    Unfortunately, even if they did move back here, they'd still pay as close to minimum wage as possible for the shittiest jobs, continuing the tradition of "slave" labor.
  • jgymnast733

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    Jul 10, 2010 10:44 PM GMT
    Damn good question,
    i wonder about that myself, in the future i can only see AMERICA as a massive pool of unskilled labor.....The ability to learn a trade in school has even vanished because those programs arent even offered anymore, not to mention below adequate teachers teaching ...
    Most people dont even know the words to the PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE for cryin out loud .....Something has to be done if we want to save this countrys future,,,.... watching Jerry springer or the Maury show makes me aware that theres just no hope.. these people are garbage and the poor kids dont even have a fighting chance with parents like that....
    I'm hoping someone can restore my faith.....