Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 11, 2012, 2:58 p.m. EST by craigdangit
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I work for a small business (this is a true story). We make manufactured goods in the US. We currently need a piece of equipment to make more things here. I priced having the equipment made in China and brought here for production. The cost with shipping is $38,000. If we take this option, we create American jobs, from the person to run the machine to the person to sweep the floor.... endless. And people here in America get a good product at a good price.
Option 2: We have the equipment made in the US. I priced this at ~$105,000. If outsourcing were banned, like I hear some people speaking of on this site, this would be our only option. We do not have the money to pay for it, so I don't get a job, the guy running the machine doesn't get a job, the truck driver doesn't get a job... and of course, the consumers don't get any product. How does this sound?