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Date: 04/07/14 12:34 PM

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    ElectricEye Male 40-49
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    April 7, 2014 at 7:56 am
    Link: A Pictures Says A Thousand Words - One of the biggest problems we have in America right now is nothing is made in America anymore.
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    normalfreak2 Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2014 at 1:11 pm
    Kind of also why there is a limited amount of jobs. The almighty profit must be appeased.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2014 at 2:35 pm
    The almighty consumer demand must be appeased, normal freak. It`s really not up to companies, so much as what the consumers of their products demand. (i.e. you).

    The funniest thing about people who complain about this is that they are the same people who believe in this phantom term "social justice". You know, creating jobs in poor countries is the best thing for poor people. The wealth trickles in. In China alone, dozens of millions leave poverty every year because of it - not to mention the rest of the world.

    Without this, all of these countries would still be like Africa. There would still be massive Maoist-style genocides all around. This is how countries develop.

    So unless you want to keep the wealth among a privileged few (sound familiar, lefties?), it`s a good thing. We live in the age of the most wealth creation and proliferation to the underclasses in the history of the world for this reason.
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    You just like to get reamed and think it`s for your benefit. Companies put insanely high mark-ups on good`s that are made in places with insanely low employee payouts. That is how the wage gap is created in the first place, by disenfranchising the poor and then giving them back 10% of their own worth. If CEO`s took a 50% wage drop on their part everyone working under them would be much better off.

    The idea that extreme financial inequality is a law of nature is insane, but if the rich can get you to believe it more power to them.
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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2014 at 3:26 pm
    We don`t make a lot of cheap items anymore, instead our country produces high priced things like software and computers, pharmaceuticals, coal and natural gas, banking, chemicals, airplanes.

    1/5 of total world manufacturing takes place in the U.S. and we have the second biggest production outlays at $2.43 trillion annually. While China might have produce a higher quantity of manufactured goods, the U.S. still leads in quality and advanced manufacturing.
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    normalfreak2 Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2014 at 3:52 pm
    Andrew you don`t think Africa is the way it is because most of it`s denizen`s have been enslaved for hundreds/thousands of years? Kinda hard to build a culture when most are kept uneducated.

    This trickle down is thing is funny. A discussion for another day.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14449 posts
    April 7, 2014 at 7:01 pm
    @richanddead keep telling yourself that; it`ll make their job easier.

    Look, the whole idea of this shift up the value chain only works for the nation if you do not leave the poor behind. Otherwise, you improve your GNP numbers, but median quality of living declines. i.e. the poor suffer and are trapped in an underclass.

    It`s still better to be poor in the US than China because of welfare, but the middle class pay disproportionally for that through taxes.

    Hence the state of US politics.

    RA-RA, wave your Made In China flag.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5880 posts
    April 8, 2014 at 2:14 am
    Stop moaning about it and start a factory in the USA that produces cheap tacky rubbish, then you wouldn`t have to import the stuff.
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    drworm2002 Male 30-39
    662 posts
    April 8, 2014 at 11:29 am
    No...that picture says three words.... its worth a thousand.
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    JohnFred Male 40-49
    60 posts
    April 11, 2014 at 12:41 am
    It`s quite simple. You can have cheap-looking plastic American flags made in the US, if you`re prepared to pay a lot more for them.

    The reason they`re made in China and other places around the world is because they`re a lot cheaper to make. Not the process or materials used, mind, but the labour costs incurred for those who operate the machines and do the packing, etc. In China, they earn a lot less than an equivalent worker in the US.

    It all has to be paid for, so if you want American flags made in the US, buy the more expensive ones. That is, if you can find any, as it`s patently obvious to any manufacturer in the US that making plastic flags is unviable, simply because everyone is buying the cheaper imported ones! Who`s going to spend more on an equivalent flag, when the China made ones are cheaper? And, who`s going to stock them knowing full well that they`re not going to sell anywhere near as well?

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