Thats exactly what i said when i saw the story. The russians, chinese and north koreans have been gettin more vocal last few years. hmmm wonder why? Oh wait, probably has something to do with the fact that china has the US by the fucking balls since we dont have our own economy.
We owe a COMMUNIST country billions of dollars...does this not bother anyone? Has any country won a major war without a strong manfacturing base? WW2, germans lost cause they couldnt build shit despite their technology being WAY better than ours. Civil War, the south couldnt produce or aquire arms to fight back .....see a pattern here?
America is losing its importance and strength without its manufacturing base.I know you white collar educated people dont understand this but its fact verfied by history.
The communist countries no doubt are seeing this as a sign of america losing its power and status in the world. I think it was a excellent plan on the chinese, they were able to use our own free market against us, brilliant.
You would be an idiot for making a product here instead of china for example. Your personal profit would be 2-3 times higher by making it in china. Its genius, there is no way the US can complete with $200 dollar weekly labor, its a hillarously one sided battle. Ever wonder why jobs never got outsourced to europe? Because we were cheaper. Then how do they survive you ask? They protect their companies from uncompeitive business practices. Protectionism yes but it is necessary in order for them to keep the balance in their economy. They pay an outrageous tax on goods from america for example for that very reason.
You also dont think they are gonna keep making cheap shit do you? The american car companies should be proof of that, they never took the cheesy foreign cars seriously and look what happened... Its time to wake up and take care of AMERICA...its either us or them and they happen to be communist which last i checked tens of thousands of americans have died fighting against and people are more concerned about the ragheads? WTF?!!
I agree with most of this, manufacturing makes you a strong country.
It started with free trade agreements. These usually had provisions that disallow tarriffs, and a tariff, when properly used, helps to even out the economic difference between a buyer and a seller. There is a difference between protectionism and balanced trade. We've chosen neither.
So we buy chinese shit for pennies on the dollar while they enact tariffs against US made stuff. Its an unfair playing ground with an undeniable advantage to the chinese (or mexicans, or whoever).
And, we've hobbled manufacturing with onerous EPA regulations, and compounded that with legal costs (liability issues), high taxes, complicated labor laws, and high labor costs. Gee, it's no wonder we're losing manufacturing.
Additionally, you've got US companies offshoring manufacturing as fast as they can to make more money, or just to be able to stay competitive. While this makes the stockholders happy, the resulting unemployed people are a lot less happy with it.
And, you've got US companies inshoring labor. For example, If you haven't been to a hospital lately, you'll find names like "patel" and "chang", and you'll find nurses that barely speak english. In many areas of the country you cannot find a OBGYN because the risk of lawsuits/high cost of liability insurance have run them out of business, or out of the area.
The IT industry has been heavily offshored. In the beginning the reason used was "shortage of labor". But now with tons of highly skilled US people out of work, that excuse doesn't fly. Still, the mantra to keep producing those H1Bs so that people can be imported continues. Time and again it's been proven that the employers (in this case it's big companies like microsoft) just want the cheap coolie labor, and they lie to congress to get it.
So, there is nothing in place to even out economic differences, and the US continues to slide toward 3rd world economic conditions, while also exposing itself financially to countries that don't like us.
Greed has brought us here. Yeah, this is gonna end up badly.