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Old 03-14-2009, 03:36 PM
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I went into a large variety store with my wife a couple of days ago because they had gotten in some Redwing shoes and boots, to my surprise I found the words "made in China" beside the redwing label on a pair of causal shoes. Kind of ticked me off thinking that now EVERYONE must be going to China for labor so I walked through the store checking items for country of origin. I checked everything from clothing to household items and looked mostly at the big name brands, long story short after looking at over fifty items every single one was made in China! I did not see a single item made in USA or Canada or even Mexico, and the politicians can't seem to understand why our economy is so flat!

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I just had Chinese food for lunch, and it was made in America

I know when I go to buy shoes, as it became increasingly harder to find made in USA on any of them, but I did find that New Balance still has some of their shoes made here..They are more expensive, but those are the ones I buy.

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We all took part in driving industry out of the US. Industry included.

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Chrysler is threatening to close it's Canadian plants, so at least you will have that....as long as they last.
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I will spend the little extra to buy Made In USA products, unfortunately on some items there is no choice. When you do buy USA made, let the company know it makes a difference.

BTW, I have no problem buying Canadian made.

My preference in order:
USA
Canada
Any country like Germany, Italy, UK, Japan, etc.
Mexico
Taiwan
China
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The U.S. is still the world's largest manufacturer, but most of the stuff we make can't be found in a walmart. We don't make a whole lot of consumer goods.

U.S. manufacturers make big equipment for the world (dump trucks, front-end loaders etc) as well as microchips and other high-end electronic components.

That's not to say that it wouldn't be nice if we made everything else too, but its not really what's hurting our economy.

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Yep, it's a national disease.

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Americans just can't have it both ways! I hear people complain about how the costs of things have gone up over the years. In reality.... because of Global Trade prices on lots of goods have gone down or stayed relatively flat. People are just always looking for a better deals! That's what has driven manufacturing out of the country. People say they want American made goods........ they just want them to be cheap!

We as a country can't blame our loss of manufacturing on other countries!
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We as a country can't blame our loss of manufacturing on other countries!


No one is blaming the countries!
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Truth: if I had only bought items that were made in the good old USA for the past ???? years I would be living under a bridge somewhere
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I accidentally destroy can openers. Bend those Chinese made ones into non-functioning worthless bits of junk on the first couple of cans. It took a lot of looking but I finally found a can opener that was made in the USA. Swingline, it has been opening cans for the last couple of years now.
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I was just unpacking about $1000+ of 3M products( American company) and happened to notice that the grinding wheels were made in Thailand. I'm not saying nor would I imply, that they are inferior, just a comment on how many items are mad elsewhere. I think if you analyze some of the EPA/OSHA restrictions, you'll find that some of the materials that work the best are illegal to manufacture with in the U.S. All those compact flourescent bulbs that the govt. is mandating for use over the incandescent....are all made elsewhere, most I have seen in China. So the govt. is mandating that you are required to purchase a foreign product...why?? Because mercury is used and it is illegal for manufacturing in the U.S. Maybe we could purchase a few foreign politicians, since they are all bought anyway.
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I went into a large variety store with my wife a couple of days ago because they had gotten in some Redwing shoes and boots, to my surprise I found the words "made in China" beside the redwing label on a pair of causal shoes. Kind of ticked me off thinking that now EVERYONE must be going to China for labor so I walked through the store checking items for country of origin. I checked everything from clothing to household items and looked mostly at the big name brands, long story short after looking at over fifty items every single one was made in China! I did not see a single item made in USA or Canada or even Mexico, and the politicians can't seem to understand why our economy is so flat!
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Old thread- but it fits my mood.

My mood: This is going to strike a nerve with some, Wal-mart. Do you actually think they give a crap? About the products they sell? How they treat their employees? Their employees' pay v.s. the company's revenue? The sheer volume of import 'junk' that was specified and strong-armed for purchase to kill off every last MOM & POP store nearby? Wal-marts are everywhere... Friggin everywhere and I hate 'em.

Wal-mart to company: "Hi, you are going to make the product we want at the price we want to pay or we aren't going to spend a million dollars with you."

Company: "Uhhh, ummm, welll.. ok."
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