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Old 07-13-2012, 09:59 AM   #15
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If we want manufacturing to come back to the USA, we will have to do what it takes to make the USA the best place (from a business perspective) to set up factories. Reducing the corporate tax rate to 0% would be a start. Eliminating the federally mandated minimum wage would be another step. Are we willing to do what it takes?
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:08 AM   #16
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Businesses move operations to other countries for one reason: because it makes good business sense to do so.

If Acme Co. can shave $1 per widget off their costs by closing a widget factory in Dayton, OH and opening one in Monterrey, Mexico, they would be remiss to fail to do so.

On the other hand, politicians DO affect jobs by making the USA a harsh environment for business. Want to blame a politician for sending jobs out of the country? Look at the ones who made the USA's tax and regulatory environment for business the worst in the world.

Businesses are not in business to provide jobs. They are in business to make money. There are those who demonize them for doing so. I think those people are misguided. If you want more jobs, you have to embrace business, not demonize it.
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Now on the OP question and the point of this thread. It's late in the game, but things can change it will just take more time and the dedication of the consumer
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OK folks, I have deleted and edited a number of posts for being far too political. Hopefully we all know better so let's keep in objective and on topic.

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I look at everything I buy and I buy American on everything I can, what I can't,,,,well either I do without or I bend over.
Just bought a new flag pole for at the house,,,American made flying an American made flag!
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I do!

Well, when possible, anyway..

On that note, some tips:

"Made in the U.S.A." is an important marketing tool right now, so companies use it whenever they can. If no country of origin is listed, the product was more than likely made elsewhere.

Also:
Perhaps unbelievably, "made in America" is not the same thing as "made in the U.S.A.".

Products made/assembled in such territories as American Samoa qualify to be labeled as "America made", but those economies as more similar to China's than to ours in the United States.
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I do!

Well, when possible, anyway..

On that note, some tips:

"Made in the U.S.A." is an important marketing tool right now, so companies use it whenever they can. If no country of origin is listed, the product was more than likely made elsewhere.

Also:
Perhaps unbelievably, "made in America" is not the same thing as "made in the U.S.A.".

Products made/assembled in such territories as American Samoa qualify to be labeled as "America made", but those economies as more similar to China's than to ours in the United States.
I'd imagine Canadian made products could be Made In America. Columbian, Mexican, etc. All American made. Pretty much any country in North or South America could put 'Made in America' on their goods, I'd think.
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I had heard a long time ago, and I'm not even sure if it is tru or not, but I heard that there was an island purchased and it was renamed USA. So anything that was sold there was legitimately made in USA. I don't imagine that is true or we would have heard more about it.
Has anyone heard that same story?
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COLA - Country of Origin Labeling Act - says all food products must list the correct Country of Origin. This has been law for a long time but the largest retailer in the world chose to ignore it while they paid the lobbyists to try and get it changed, which ultimately failed, a law is a law.
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I had heard a long time ago, and I'm not even sure if it is tru or not, but I heard that there was an island purchased and it was renamed USA. So anything that was sold there was legitimately made in USA. I don't imagine that is true or we would have heard more about it.
Has anyone heard that same story?
Edit OOPS!
I see someone beat me to it with the Snopes link!
Like it says there, that rumor is probably based on one that was around years ago (post- WWII) about a Japanese town called "Usa" (its longtime name).

snopes.com: Made in USA

That same Snopes article also notes, though, that the Mariana Islands actually are allowed to use the "made in U.S.A." label AND export to the U.S. duty free!
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Uniforms for U.S. Olympic athletes are American red, white and blue -- but made in China.
Saw that as well. What a complete shame. Made by Ralph Lauren.
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How would I classify this one? :
I bought Frozen Wild Alaska Flounder fillets at samsclub .. When I read the package at home, it said Caught in USA , Filleted and packaged in china .. what is up with that? Unless the processing ship was in Chinese waters.
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Our RV's are as close to a truly American made product as you can buy except for your house. Except for the TV's & radio almost everything in my motorhome is mfg'd, fabricated & assembled in the US. I am glad that it provided work for so many Americans!
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