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Forum Post: Buy American to create jobs here!

Posted 6 years ago on Oct. 24, 2011, 7:35 p.m. EST by fiatvhs2 (0) from Catskill, NY
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Our politicians give our jobs to overseas countries by having almost no regulations restricting imports, heavy regulation on mfg, here, low or no import duty. Ever wonder why toys from China had lead paint? It's much cheaper and guess what legal> Not legal to use here, but legal to import. DDT? Used by farmers else where and comes here on foods we import. Germany has more mfg. jobs than the USA even though they are a smaller country and have plants here and other places. Wages and benefits are much higher in Germany than here. Even with absorbing East Germany and problems with the Euro the country is strong because they promote mfg. in their country. Google ABC news and read about the facts on Buy American!



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[-] 1 points by MonetizingDiscontent (1257) 6 years ago

Buy Local Bank Local Eat Local Sleep Local.

All we have is eachother in this financial crisis. We better start learning to help one another out. We are all going to need it soon enough. Community is going to get popular again.

[-] 1 points by unimportant (716) 6 years ago


Perhaps constructing the tools for change, build those tools right here in America on this very forum, might be a good idea.


If there were no need the EPA would not exist. I personally enjoy clean air, clean water and even clean dirt, but to each their own.

-- I am simply unimportant

[-] 1 points by Cooperativist (29) 6 years ago

Buy from the Cooperatives, to screw the private corporations, and make the Cooperatives stronger.

[-] 1 points by sickmint79 (516) from Grayslake, IL 6 years ago

buy american to reward products for being produced by geographic location rather than because they are actually better! that's totally a way to keep our products competitive!

[-] 1 points by slinkeey (244) 6 years ago

Many of our products are better, but people do not want to pay the price.

[-] 1 points by sickmint79 (516) from Grayslake, IL 6 years ago

look at what happened to our auto industry after we rewarded cars for simply being american year after year. the quality recovered - the reputation still hasn't.

[-] 1 points by slinkeey (244) 6 years ago

True.. Many people were burned by american cars.. I have actually had great luck with GM though... I don't know if I can buy another though after they took a bailout :(

[-] 1 points by IndyGuy (81) 6 years ago

There will be no manufacturing jobs coming back to America as long as we have an over-powerful EPA and the extremely large environmentalist lobby.

EPA = Employment Prevention Agency.