Skip to comments.Searching for what's still made in the USA
Posted on 07/17/2013 9:53:21 AM PDT by ToxicMich
Josh Miller never gave much thought to where his car, bed or toothpaste came from until an aluminum plant in his hometown of Ravenswood, West Virginia, shut down about four years ago.
The closure left 650 people without a job, including Miller's father-in-law, in a town of roughly 3,800, triggering a familiar pattern. The unemployment rate in Jackson County more than doubled, businesses shuttered and Ravenswood's quaint downtown became a ghost town.
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Didnt you get the message, free trade is good for the economy.
Not all Americans are made in America any more.
Welfare and gubmint employee leeches. We seem to have the biggest share of the world market on that one.
Yeah, everybody else all over the world is gonna buy our stuff! Too bad we don’t make stuff anymore.
If I had the money I would start a chain of stores called “Made in the USA” and it would sell only items made here. Of course it is difficult to do since so many sub assemblies are made elsewhere so you woul dhave to define what is made in the USA and what is not by the percentage of parts and labor in the item. Would people be willing to pay the higher prices?
Simply put, through the unintended consequences of most Government policies, we encourage businesses to produce off-shore.
ifyou carried high quality, essential items, maybe. if they were throwaway things and such, maybe ot.
All of my favorite firearms are still made in America.
Nice idea, but where would you source your stock from? All I can find that is made in USA are plastics, simple metal castings and disposable items. In short, the kind of stuff that was made in Japan sixty years ago after the war. The stuff your grandfather called “junk”.
We're working hard on turning us all into welfare leeches. We lowered our tariffs on imported goods and put our own people out of work. And neither political party has a clue how to fix it.
One hundret pre-cent American made by the liberal enslavement cabal of government, schools, media and entertainment.
Since our personal financial resource are not limitless, outsourcing has become the best way to produce more crap for the same price.
Stupid en sensless consumerism lead to this. There is no pride anymore in a well thought and well made product. More is better now. Bring back pride and you will bring back the economy...
Handguns, rifles, and ammo.
including our commander and chief.
I buy lots of stuff made in the USA.
‘Course, I buy most of my stuff at antique auctions.
Yes it is. Unless you're a doomer.
Total manufacturing output in this country has more than doubled since 1975, but manufacturing employment has declined by more than 30%. Maybe the doomers should learn about productivity, and how increased productivity is the reason wages can increase faster than the rate of inflation.
Of course, it's a lot easier to be a doomer than it is to do some research.
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