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Old 11-20-2012, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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"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
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:45 PM
 
Location: US
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These jobs will not come back to the US. This isn't a problem though, just ask Singapore. The US needs to continue innovating. Manual labor isn't the key to the middle class anymore since the death of unions. It will be through computer engineering and new technology.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Another troll link to a gun nut blog.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:01 PM
 
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LOL, I just bought a gadget from China that doesn't seem to work and I'll have to send it back. I'm still waiting for something I bought from Nepal.
Buy a gun, they're mostly manufactured here in the U.S.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:35 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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You could give 5,555 reasons and we couldn't do it. There just isn't anything made here any more, even by U.S. companies (except for maybe guns).
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:52 PM
 
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Good luck finding anything made in the U.S.A. that you actually want to buy. Everything on my W.L. is now made overseas. The majority of what i'm giving as gifts this year is from Coach and it's all made in China.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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We make tons of stuff here. Just not power ranger figurines and cheap crap like that. It just doesn't make sense to make cheap throw away items like that here anymore. Chances are, most of us wouldn't be able to afford them if they were made here anyways.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:36 PM
 
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Heck, I can't even think of 55 products that are still made in America.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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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!
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:20 AM
 
Location: NYC based - Used to Live in Philly - Transplant from Miami
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Lol!
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