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So when do we get manufacturers back in the U.S.

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by chestnut, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. chestnut

    chestnut New Member

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    One of the main points Obama rain his campaign on was to bring back the manufacturing jobs that have gone overseas and bring them back to the states and keep anymore from leaving.

    If cap & trade and the Employee Free (no) choice act gets passed, well.. we can kiss that promise goodbye.

    Along with the rest of his many other failed promises
     
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    we will get that right after the obama kids get thier puppy or maybe right after we pull out of Iraq or any of the other countless promises he made knowing he would not keep
     
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    Go to your local department store and make a list of a bunch of items that you can't find an American manufacturer for... like "alarm clocks". Then run a cost buildup for producing, distributing and marketing each item here in The States. What you'll end up with are retail costs so high that they won't sell. If we set up a bunch of companies to produce all such items as the only source of such stuff while forsaking imports, our CPI (Consumer Price Index) would skyrocket.
     
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    Indeed, sad, isn't it.

    We can't "afford" to manufacture any more.

    Making things, however, is a skill every country needs to practice -- I'd hate to think what might happen if we become a country of people who can no longer manufacture ... especially if a war with China ever broke out.

    Manufacturing is foundational to every country, and those countries who cannot so self-sustain ... historically disappear.

    We somehow must find a way to begin manufacturing again ... just like we need to find a way to bring other off-shored out-sourced trades like computer programming, accounting, etc. back to America so that we can once again become self-sufficient.

    If we don't, we will not only eventually lose our national boundaries to a U.N. "nationalization", but we'll contribute to the setting up of a global "north-south" scenario similar to pre-Civil War America ... and that can't be good in this dangerous nuclear age.

    No matter how difficult the task of getting Americans in America to do everything again with regard to work behaviors, we simply can't afford not to do so.

    BHO must do all that he can to make America self-sufficient again ...

    ... Or capitulate and apply for U.N. statehood ...

    ... And begin preparing for the last civil war. :eek:
     
  5. Pidgey

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    For a given product to economically work, you have to have the physical materials, requisite tooling & labor and a customer base willing to pay the cost for all of that. We do manufacture things here and quite a bit at that. Tomorrow's world will force us to balance the cost of our imports against the cost of our exports. THAT would be an extreme standard-of-living adjustment. We still have a lot of leading-edge technology but not enough to support the cost of our energy imports.
     
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    Of course, right now every country that exports manufactured goods is taking a serious beating. We're talkin' catastrophic, actually...
     
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    China's economic growth rate was 9% last year, and 6.8% last quarter. They are not having a catastrophy. Of course they are still moving away from socialism, while we are embracing it. We lost 6% GDP comparatively.

    Of course socialist would rather play partisan politics, than confront the economic facts of our nation.
     
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    Besides... we haven't even stabilized yet--give it a little more time!
     
  10. Andy

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    In any given year, you can find millions of people losing their jobs. It just depends on what you focus on. A 4% unemployment rate isn't exactly earth shattering. The key point is that their economy is still growing, while ours is shrinking.

    Unlike their economic growth due to capitalist policies, our is shrinking, largely due to socialist policies. Worse, they are trying to use more capitalist policies to stem their slow down, while we are trying more socialism to help our decline.

    Which one do you think will be harder hit by this down turn? Clearly us.
     
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    You ain't seen nuthin' yet.
     
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    We will get manufacturing back in the US when the free market rules operate and they are competitive.

    OR

    When the government subsidizes all the manufacturing at taxpayer expense to artificially make them competitive. Then since the gov is subsidizing them it will be allowed to decide how much all the employees earn and we will have a full fledged communism. Then the new capitalistic china will really rule the world and we will not.
     
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