Source: The New York Times
quote: The larger problem as i see it is that the majority of people that pantomime the 1% nonsense have no clue on how wealth is created and filtered down to everyone in society. I have never been employed by a poor person.
quote: As long as the people are content with leaders (not just politicians but union leaders and CEO's/stockholders as well) who consider their own pockets more important then the fate of a nation
quote: This is a systematic problem.
quote: , in the end the consumer gets the same product for less money.
quote: I don't have a choice most of the time where the products I buy are made. You can look all over for American made items and never have the option to buy them. Do not blame the consumers. This is caused by corporate greed to always have a lower price and the Chinese government for their failure to enact legislation to control their pollution problem.
quote: The reason this happened is that consumers buy what is cheapest without regard for where it was made. All the companies who cared and tried to sell American-made goods went out of business because not enough consumers were buying their products. That's the reason nearly all companies manufacture in China - it wasn't by choice, it was by the process of elimination.
quote: This is completely the consumers' fault. You complain you can't find any American-made items to buy. This isn't because of some conspiracy by corporations to move all manufacturing to China to cut costs.
quote: This is short sighted, naive and wrong.It's up to the world to go after the extreme polluters.
quote: Air pollution is a global problem and we're just as much at fault for this as the Chinese are.
quote: We're the ones who buy all the stuff manufactured over there without caring what it does to air quality.
quote: How is this our fault?
quote: (By the way, the above scenario is only a slight exaggeration of the other set of 'benefits' we derive from our Free Trade with China -- and is the main reason why our wages are stagnant, population employment ratio dismal and deteriorating, national debt and trade deficits ballooning, and standards of living falling on average...)
quote: small companies can't afford to pay 10/hr to a 16-18 year old. and people stuck working a dead end job because they can't go to some type of schooling for a new career are stuck because they have too many bills and cant afford to reduce their hours with their near minimum wage paying job while the chain is making record profits.
quote: did nobody notice that america was prospering and leading the world in prosperity when the unions were at their strongest?
quote: The US trails China in manufacturing by a few %. We are the second largest manufacturing nation in the world, with a fraction of the population China has. It's not as good as we could be, but to imply the US manufactures nothing is staggeringly stupid.