American Businesses Informative - American's Need To Buy American!

Review by 36356 on 2007-03-07
Joe Smith started the day early having set his alarm clock (MADE IN JAPAN) for 6 A.M. 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 ASIA) and continued his search for a good paying AMERICAN JOB.

At the end of yet another discouraging and fruitless day, Joe 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.....
Comments:6 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-03-07
Posted by abobo on 2007-03-07:
Here I am sitting at my computer (made in China) sitting on my ass (made in Canada) wondering what the hell your point is.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-03-07:
No point if your in Canada. :) (By Canadian)
Posted by rnick821 on 2007-03-07:
I notice that everything starts with "Made In"...

I can find an American company for most of the items you list (alarm clock, razor, shirt, jeans, shoes, watch, etc.) that outsources their manufacturing to other countries. I like to buy American, but that is not as easy as it seems. Much of the time it's quite difficult.

Additionally, how do you feel about an Asian car that's made right here in the US?

Your post hits upon a difficult topic without good solutions. If the hypothetical individual from your post were to spend his time looking for American made version of all those items, he wouldn't have time to look for a job.
Posted by S on 2007-03-07:
In today's world it is impossible to only buy American. It is unfortunate that over the last few decades companies have moved so much manufacturing overseas and across the border. It was only a matter of time before the white-collar jobs fell to the same fate... which is what is happening now with the offshoring of office jobs. Good news... apparently we are no longer the most expensive... as some companies in Europe are starting to look to outsource to the US! ;-)
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-03-07:
Additionally, how do you feel about an Asian car that's made right here in the US? That is a tough one for sure. American's are getting a paycheck but the profits are going back to Japan. We need to focus on keeping our dollars in America. Cars made here, cars that use methenol not oil etc. Wish I had a quick solution, we took decades to get us in this terrible shape and it will take the next generations a lot of work to get us out of the mess. I can only do my small part by keeping our dollars at home. One other item the outsourced call centers in India etc., we must complain every chance we get to our corporations that are sending our CSR jobs overseas.
Posted by bill on 2007-03-07:
My wife drives a BMW made in South Carolina. I drive a Jaguar made in England but owned by Ford. We also have a Volvo station wagon made in Sweden but again owned by Ford. Nowadays you don't know who owns what and where its made just by the brand name. When all things are equal such as price and quality, I do look for the Made in America tag but I can't buy something based only on the fact that its made here at home. If we wont more jobs to stay at home we have to step up the quality of our products. As a business owner I would never outsource my customer service department to a foriegn country. It wouldn't feel right to me and I don't believe my customers would get the same level of service my employees provide.

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