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Old 11-21-2012, 05:40 PM
 
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Heck, I can't even think of 55 products that are still made in America.

Chevy trucks (1/2 tons) are not (Silag, Mexico)
Camaros/Cadillac XTS are not (Canada)
Stuff like ladders - nope too much product liability then lawsuits!


Smith and Wesson - yep
Ford - Pick ups - yep
Corvettes - yep
Harley Davidson - yep
Cessna Airplanes (all but the little Skycatcher) -yep

Plenty of USA made items.....just got to look!
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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I went to Macy's last year, and I was going to do the patriotic thing, buy me a new frying pan, made in the U.S.A, pay extra if I had to, and no such luck!

I search, high and low, for fish that doesn't say Product of China, and go to the frozen fish section of Wal-Mart some time and what will you see? Yes, even the salmon: Product of China!
Presto¬ģ Pressure Cookers and Electric Appliances

They have a nice selection of cookware options that are both affordable, and energy efficient. You plug these babies into the wall and they will save you money in the long run. For the investing crowd, they also pay their profits out as dividends. Quite a nice earning investment.

And the best selling point of all... Made right here in the U.S. of A.. Save money, and support your economy and fellow working class folk. Sounds like a win-win to me.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:46 PM
 
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According to a Tribune article by Shan LI (that's an American name, right?) Consumers are seeking out US made goods this Holiday Season.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:57 AM
 
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A message to important to ignore.............

"This is the time of the year when Americans run out to their favorite retail stores and fill up their shopping carts with lots of cheap plastic crap made by workers in foreign countries where it is legal to pay slave labor wages. By doing this, the American people are actively participating in the destruction of the U.S. economy. You see, buying products that are made in America is not just a matter of national pride. It is a matter of national survival. If we do not support American workers, they are going to continue to see their jobs shipped out of the country. If we do not support American businesses, they are going to continue to die off at a staggering rate."

55 Reasons Why You Should Buy Products That Are Made In America This Holiday Season
In any event it will be a slow decline of the American Empire, as much as it hurts me to say this. Any effort to change it will not be successful. It's too little too late at this point. If you're over 50 you enjoyed the made in america days, those days are over.

Wal-mart will be a big retailer that will have a lot of sales and almost none of their products are made in north america.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:55 PM
 
Location: 23.7 million to 162 million miles North of Venus
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Chevy trucks (1/2 tons) are not (Silag, Mexico)
Camaros/Cadillac XTS are not (Canada)
Stuff like ladders - nope too much product liability then lawsuits!


Smith and Wesson - yep
Ford - Pick ups - yep
Corvettes - yep
Harley-Davidson - yep
Cessna Airplanes (all but the little Skycatcher) -yep

Plenty of USA made items.....just got to look!
Assembled in the USA but using parts made in other countries:
Ford - Pick ups - parts made in other countries (trucks are also built in Mexico, Malaysia, Vietnam, Argentina and England)
Corvettes - parts made in other countries
Harley Davidson - parts made in other countries

Do people consider things "USA made" if the parts are made in other countries but the finished product was assembled in the USA?


USA made:
Cessna Airplanes (all but the little Skycatcher) -yep
Smith and Wesson - yep
also ....
Zippo
Airstream Trailers
Kitchenaid products
Sharpie markers
Slinky
Gibson Guitar
Louisville Slugger
Wilson footballs
Wiffle Ball
Hershey
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:30 PM
 
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A message to important to ignore.............

"This is the time of the year when Americans run out to their favorite retail stores and fill up their shopping carts with lots of cheap plastic crap made by workers in foreign countries where it is legal to pay slave labor wages. By doing this, the American people are actively participating in the destruction of the U.S. economy. You see, buying products that are made in America is not just a matter of national pride. It is a matter of national survival. If we do not support American workers, they are going to continue to see their jobs shipped out of the country. If we do not support American businesses, they are going to continue to die off at a staggering rate."

55 Reasons Why You Should Buy Products That Are Made In America This Holiday Season
So, the burden is on the consumer? Why is it not just a matter of national pride, but national survival on the consumers' end; yet when a business off shores its manufacturing, it is just called "good business"?

I just love it that the burden of sacrifice for the sake of national pride and security is only on a consumer (with median wages); yet a company who has undue influence on the political process and the top decision makers are millionaires or billionaires, have absolutely zero burden of national pride and security in their business decisions, though they are the ones who can afford to do so the most.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:41 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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Sounds like the best revenge on big business is to buy American. And if the company you are buying from is not unionized the price will be a lot lower. For instance go to Dollar General and buy the Clover brand of canned foods. You may have to go online and buy that way because it is hard to find American made products in the larger stores. One wonders if they make any effort to furnish us with American made products. We can do this.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:25 AM
 
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It's un American to buy American.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:23 AM
 
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Toyota Camry is th most American car!
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:48 PM
 
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Assembled in the USA but using parts made in other countries:
Ford - Pick ups - parts made in other countries (trucks are also built in Mexico, Malaysia, Vietnam, Argentina and England)
Corvettes - parts made in other countries
Harley Davidson - parts made in other countries

Do people consider things "USA made" if the parts are made in other countries but the finished product was assembled in the USA?


USA made:
Cessna Airplanes (all but the little Skycatcher) -yep
Smith and Wesson - yep
also ....
Zippo
Airstream Trailers
Kitchenaid products
Sharpie markers
Slinky
Gibson Guitar
Louisville Slugger
Wilson footballs
Wiffle Ball
Hershey
Umm believe you are wrong about Hershey. I thought I heard awhile back they closed the plant in PA and moved to Mexico and that now most if not all of it's candy is being made down there.
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