Welcome To The People's Republic Of America

Welcome To The People's Republic Of America

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:51 am

Even my new pair of Chuck's are made in China now.

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I'm fed up with it.

What can we do? Not a lot, I think. Just keep supporting a Communist government and keep buying their products until the Red Chinese have enough leverage to control our economy.

Exactly who is to blame for this? Apparently those responsible are banking on the American consumer not to care where it comes from, as long as the price is good. No more looking for the "union label" around here.



You'll see this here one day:
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Re: Welcome To The People's Republic Of America

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:03 am

I try and buy American all I can. Sometimes you really have to look or dig deep into the wallet.

Boots: Redwings, the real ones Made in the U.S.A. Haven't looked in years so I don't know if they still carry U.S.A. stamp. If you were at get together yes that little american flag on my boots was the real deal. :D I've gotten comments about it, American Flag on boots made somewhere else, then I have to take them off to show them.... :P

Casual Shoes: Dexter, when purchased Made inthe U.S.A. Don;t know if they still are.

Sneakers?? LOL good luck with that.

I'm sure some of the materials on them were imported, but at least I know some of money stayed here.
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Re: Welcome To The People's Republic Of America

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:05 am

Last time I bought Redwings they were still made here, it's been a few years, I'm past due for a new pair. I'll let you know.
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Re: Welcome To The People's Republic Of America

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:05 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:xactly who is to blame for this?



I hear you John. When we were kids, this country made the best TV's in the world! RCA, Zenith, Philco, Westinghouse, etc.
Now there is not one TV still made in the USA, & all those brands have been sold to Asian companies!!

Who is to blame? I think we are all to blame in allowing our government to provide tax incentives to companies who manufacture products overseas...Take those incentives away & give them strictly to US companies who build right here in the USA! (Coal stoves are a great place to start)
(Bush, with McCain's support, even tried to give a huge Air Force contract to Europe's Air Bus company to build tanker aircraft for our country....This is madness!!
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Re: Welcome To The People's Republic Of America

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:07 am

You have to watch the Red Wing brand, they have a overseas brand... "Soemthingorother by Red Wing" made in China.
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Re: Welcome To The People's Republic Of America

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:09 am

Agreed.

BTW, the story of the ILGWU is interesting.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ILGWU


Take those incentives away & give them strictly to US companies who build right here in the USA!


There won't be any of them soon, and no one will remember how to build any of these products!

(Bush, with McCain's support, even tried to give an Air Force contracts to Europe's Air Bus company to build tanker aircraft for our country....This is madness!!


I don't think it's a Dem/Repub. issue, Devil, not what I intended when I started this thread. I think it's the actions of the powers to be as a whole.
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Re: Welcome To The People's Republic Of America

PostBy: Steve.N On: Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:11 am

Richard S. wrote:Boots: Redwings, the real ones Made in the U.S.A. Haven't looked in years so I don't know if they still carry U.S.A. stamp


I sell Red Wings and I am sorry to say that half of the shoes/boots in the 2008 catalog say made in china. Red Wing has had a second line called Worx for years that are 100% imported but the Red Wing branded shoes were always USA made. Soon there will be nothing left.
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Re: Welcome To The People's Republic Of America

PostBy: billw On: Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:13 am

The other thing that spurs shipping our manufacturing overseas is tariffs. An example is the auto industry. Importing a car built in china has a 2.5% tariff imposed on it. An american company shipping to china has a 20% tariff imposed on it. So much for free trade.

After Chrysler was sold the new owners (ex treasury secretary Snow is one of them) partnered with a chinese auto manufacturer, Cherri (sp). We'll be seeing auto imports from them in 2010 sold through Chrysler dealerships.
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Re: Welcome To The People's Republic Of America

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:15 am

So why is this happening? That's what I want to know.
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Re: Welcome To The People's Republic Of America

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:17 am

billw wrote:After Chrysler was sold the new owners (ex treasury secretary Snow is one of them) partnered with a chinese auto manufacturer, Cherri (sp). We'll be seeing auto imports from them in 2010 sold through Chrysler dealerships.



The CEO of Chrysler was on with Charlie Rose last week & was not very reassuring about any of the US auto giants being able to survive much longer! Pretty scary thought!
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Re: Welcome To The People's Republic Of America

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:18 am

So I guess the owner's manual for my next Ford will be in Chinese???
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Re: Welcome To The People's Republic Of America

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:19 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:So why is this happening? That's what I want to know.



I blame most of it on a culture of corporate greed & lack of legitimate government oversight that has infected our country for the last 8 years...No surprise there, eh? :lol: :devil:
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Re: Welcome To The People's Republic Of America

PostBy: Mike Wilson On: Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:23 am

Yeah, because I want the overly educated workers of America stitching sneakers. Yeah, that's what I want our workers to do. :down:
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Re: Welcome To The People's Republic Of America

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:24 am

I think the downfall started long before that, Dev. Remember the 1970's and the gas crunches? All the crappy Japanese cars that started showing up everywhere?
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Re: Welcome To The People's Republic Of America

PostBy: spc On: Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:26 am

Unions are part of the problem.
I was talking to a USPS worker, he told me the postal carriers have a option of working overtime or not. If management accidentally gave a non-overtime carrier a route that caused him to go over his 8 hour day USPS has to pay both the non overtime worker & the overtime worker for the overtime.
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