An interesting read!

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http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/19-iconic-products-that-america-doesn%27t-make-anymore-535569.html?tickers=f,ge,mat,DELL,MOT,aapl,bni

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Sad but true.......

sadly, so many of the things we buy that we THINK are American made really aren't!
I liked what Donald Trump said a couple of days ago on tv....he said if we were to stop all trades between countries, not allow any more outsourcing, and make the things we use here in the states, and not buy over seas stuff, we'd be able to recover.

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Trouble is....

That many of the things you used to make nobody wants today. Also if you only buy US made items and all the countries you export to do the same the world trade comes to a grinding halt. Also what does ' made in US of A mean. Does it mean constructed in US or the parts made in US and constructed elsewhere. You tried protectionism before the WW11 it didn't work then and it won't work now. Especially as the world is a lot smaller now. Donald Trump , I doubt, only uses what is made in US? Sounds as if he is making the bullets for someone else to fire. Does he advocate only using materials produced in US? Can you produce enough to survive? Take care act in haste repent at leasier.

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An article yesterday ...

... states a new agreement with India to buy our exports.

Hope it helps.

I'd like to see less too as it seems to be more of a bargaining chip than anything else.

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I don't personally

have a problem with buying something not made in the states, but, the whole idea behind it is, by buying what is made in the states will help keep people in the states working. So many companies here outsource (even their help desks!) to other countries in an effort to make a bigger profit...that's all well and good, except when it means that there are so many people out of work. When big companies lay off people because they are shutting down a US plant and opening one in Mexico, that means a lot of Americans now don't have a job.

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I will not buy...

Levis jeans, they were an American Legend. I remember the news story very well. People came to the plant for work on day and found out then and there that they were all fired and the plant was moving to Malaysia or someplace like that.

Some people had just purchased new Cars and Homes.. Really P***ed me off... and still does.

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One word, Profit. The rich

One word, Profit. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer and middle class gets to shoulder the burden. It's a huge problem with no easy answer. Right now with the ecomony and rising costs like utilities, insurance, taxes, etc,etc I buy what's on sale no matter where it's made. Sad, but true- those of us with limited imcome are doing the best we can with what we have.

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It's the same evrywhere

Over here we had a firm called 'Cadburys@ it was started by a 'Quaker' way back when and he really looked after his folk. He biult homes for them, schools and hospitals. This was in the time of over 100 years ago. Well it carried on being a family owned firm till quite recently when it was bought out by a very major firm. They promised no factories would be closed and got permission from the government to go on with the purchase. 7days after the sale was finalised 'guess what' yep they closed down 2 plants and moved the production to guess where. Well US of A. the name of that firm was KRAFT so it matters not where you are you will still get stuffed by the Bosses. Am I a Union man you bet your life I am. As was my father and my grandfather before me.

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