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Forum Post: What about made in USA?

Posted 2 years ago on Sept. 22, 2011, 1:03 p.m. EST by theOnlineGovernmentDotcom (97)
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To me the lesson of last 20 years has been that it doesn't matter how cheap a t-shirt is if you don't have a job to buy it with. It's better to have a slightly more expensive t-shirt and lots of US workers being treated well making that shirt. Outsourcing is like a virus - once one company does it it puts pressures on others to do the same and spreads - now it is actually taught as a good thing in college text books. All the small businesses and made in USA products are devoured creating a few very rich people and lots of unemployed. Sound familiar? That is one thing I see missing from all the politicians' plans even Obama's. How are we going to really bring those jobs back? It's not a matter of 'creating' jobs - they didn't just up and disappear, they just went to China similar. My answer would be give made in USA a tax break and fund it with a tax hike to those who sent the jobs overseas. They create unemployed people when they ship those jobs out, they should pay to support those unemployed people they created. It's like the corps bypassed the unions and of course they probably used lots of money, lobbyists and campaign contributions to get their way. Now as I predicted 15 years ago the end result is that the American worker is expected be treated like the third world workers who replaced them.

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[-] 1 points by theOnlineGovernmentDotcom (97) 2 years ago

Of course you have to do all these things 1/2 percent per year - slowly to be successful. It would be nightmare to do it all at once. Each year more opportunities for American businesses blossom.

[-] 1 points by theOnlineGovernmentDotcom (97) 2 years ago

...or how about a global minimum for those who want to trade evenly with members of the trade agreement?

[-] 1 points by TheObserver (37) 2 years ago

Yes, import and export equally between countries. Tell the People's Republic of Capitalism, meaning China, to play fair!