Made In America

Discussion in 'Politics ......... (OPT IN)' started by Mailman, May 22, 2009.

  1. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    John Smith started the day early having set his alarmclock (MADE IN JAPAN ) for 6 am.
    While his coffeepot (MADE IN CHINA )
    was perking, he shaved with his electric razor
    (MADE IN HONG KONG )
    He put on a dress shirt
    (MADE IN SRI LANKA ),
    designer jeans (MADE IN SINGAPORE )
    and tennis shoes (MADE IN KOREA)
    After cooking his breakfast in his new
    electric skillet (MADE IN INDIA )
    he sat down with his calculator
    (MADE IN MEXICO )
    to see how much he could spend today.
    After setting his watch
    (MADE IN TAIWAN )
    to the radio (MADE IN INDIA )
    he got in his car (MADE IN GERMANY )
    filled it with GAS (from Saudi Arabia )
    and continued his search for a good-paying AMERICAN JOB.
    At the end of yet another discouraging
    and fruitless day checking his Computer
    (made in MALAYSIA ), John decided to relax for a while.
    He put on his sandals (MADE IN BRAZIL ),
    poured himself a glass of wine
    (MADE IN FRANCE )
    and turned on his TV
    (MADE IN INDONESIA ),
    and then wondered why he can't
    find a good-paying job in AMERICA

    NOW, HE'S HOPING HE CAN GET HELP FROM A PRESIDENT MADE IN KENYA !!
     
  2. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    Some people just don't seem to get it, that if this country doesn't produce anything..... All those other "service" type jobs will disappear too some day.... Chrysler takes handout money, then closes it's plants in the USA, and leaves the Mexican/Canadian plants open..... And, the UAW needs to understand, they are part of the problem, as well as the "fat cats", and not part of the solution.... Things need to change, if production of goods in this country is to return..... If Toyota, and Honda can produce cars in this country and still make money, so can GM, Ford, and Chrysler.

    And, I'd be surprised to hear, that the folks workin in those Toyota plants are working in sweat shop conditions, for minimum wage....:thinking:
     

  3. Chairman

    Chairman Senior Member

    Dec 2, 2002
    Henry County
    I try to buy only "Made in America" products, but it ain't easy...actually, it's down-right difficult. :roll2:
     
  4. Big_Bullseye

    Big_Bullseye Honey Badger Phat Sack

    Nov 2, 2004
    Franklin County
    We have regulated, Unionized and taxed manufacturing out of this country....

    Throw in the EPA and you might as well close down everybody and buy everything from China, Mex or Canada or wherever....

    Sad state it is.
     
  5. UrbanHunter

    UrbanHunter Well-Known Member

    Chairman, I'm like you, and it is hard, not impossible, but hard.
    Sometimes more trouble than it's worth.
    Now the Obama admin is gonna tax the heck out of energy production, and any smoke stack industries left. You think China or Sri Lank cares about the air? Yeah...
    You can build a plant and be producing in most other countries before you get EPA approval in the US. That's the mfr's fault? Cause he wants to build something?
    Ronaldo Magnus said it, "Govt is the problem, not the solution".
     
  6. 1FastCam

    1FastCam New Member

    Nov 25, 2002
    CT
    Well, it looks like the cap and trade legislation came out of comittee today. Should be headed to the house soon. Lord help us all.
     
  7. Son_of_Cold_Duck

    Son_of_Cold_Duck 1:8655 idiots right Red?

    Dec 16, 2008
    i\'m skeeered
    [rquote=1271566&tid=89036&author=Mailman]NOW, HE'S HOPING HE CAN GET HELP FROM A PRESIDENT MADE IN KENYA !! [/rquote]

    :whinging::whinging::whinging:
     
  8. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    We signed treaties and lifted quotas and tariffs that kept manufacturing in this country. Even with the unions, regulations, taxes and the epa,,we were fine until they decided to build a "GLOBAL ECONOMY".

    :cheers::cheers: