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Yes. I buy American no matter the cost. 30 38.96%
No, I buy by price, no matter what. 47 61.04%
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:30 PM  
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Are you willing to pay for USA products?

I bought a new couch today that is high quality and 100% made in the USA. It's a Stickley, if you know the brand. They pay their workers well with full benefits. I could have bought a similar "looking" couch from Nebraska Furniture Mart for about 1/3 the price, but they sell crap.

There's also a clothing store in the KC area that sells jeans that are 100% USA made. The workers who fabricate the jeans from start to finish are well paid with full benefits. A pair costs $200.

Walmart recently said they're moving back to the Made in the USA when possible. That will be a rough road.

The question is: Do you support workers in the USA, or do you take advantage of cheap Asian labor?
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:04 PM   #31
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I buy w/e gives me the best bang for my buck.

WTH is left thats 100% American anyways?


Nothing.

Even Harley-Davidson has parts from Taiwan on it.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:05 PM   #32
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This poll sucks. Who in the world buys only american or only by price?
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:05 PM   #33
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:24 PM   #34
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:39 PM   #35
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The question is: Do you support workers in the USA, or do you take advantage of cheap Asian labor?
110% no I do no support workers in america. I buy quality whether that is made in the USA or made somewhere else does not matter.

Why the notion of made in the USA is a delusion and one that becomes a greater deception year after year.

Here is the truth, in the very near future, nothing, worldwide will be made by human hands at a production level. Everything will be made by machines, not because machines are always the 'best' but because machines are consistent. If you don't get the quality you want out of a process you find a new process and people are becoming very good at designing processes to mass produce consistent quality goods.

Bringing back manufacturing to the US will bring back few if any jobs. Machines will build the products not people.

Technology now is obsoleting jobs at record paces, you can either artificially employ people by forcing people to be employed doing jobs that are better suited to machines and make that business less competitive. Or you can change your educational system to prepare people for the reality of our near future employment.

I always say if you go into work and know how to do your job a machine can do it for you. Humans excel at dealing with the unpredictable, solving problems and creating new and novel things. That is what we must focus our educational system on. Enabling everyone to be able to compete in those jobs. If you don't, expect unemployment > 50% to be the rule not the exception.

So no I have a general rule I do not enable bad behavior. Something that says 'Made in the USA' has no bearing on if I buy it. The world is changing with technology and the sooner people realize that sooner they will be able to adapt to our future job market.

The simple rule is, if you want to be prepared for the future job market who cares where it was made. What you care, is where it was designed.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:01 PM   #36
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Some high end or designer products are still be made in China. For instance Dooney & Bourke purses are made in the US, Mexico, Italy as well as China. I still paid nearly $300 for mine on sale.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:03 PM   #37
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No ****ing way am I paying $200 for a pair of jeans.
You have obviously never tried on the stunningly flattering yet utterly comfortable Alberto brand jeans.
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I bought a new couch today that is high quality and 100% made in the USA. It's a Stickley, if you know the brand. They pay their workers well with full benefits. I could have bought a similar "looking" couch from Nebraska Furniture Mart for about 1/3 the price, but they sell crap.

There's also a clothing store in the KC area that sells jeans that are 100% USA made. The workers who fabricate the jeans from start to finish are well paid with full benefits. A pair costs $200.

Walmart recently said they're moving back to the Made in the USA when possible. That will be a rough road.

The question is: Do you support workers in the USA, or do you take advantage of cheap Asian labor?

Ooooh, Stickley.

I'm not hugely into the mission style that is their signature, but they make some inlaid wood side tables that make me swoon in a manly manner.
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Oh, and since I'm on a roll, I'll note that I buy based on value, not price or nationality. I like it when the best value is American.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:11 PM   #41
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Oh, and since I'm on a roll, I'll note that I buy based on value, not price or nationality. I like it when the best value is American.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:21 PM   #43
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:07 PM   #44
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$200 jeans hell no I won't go. If I'm buying for instance an American flag on the Fourth of July, I get the made in American one. If I'm getting towels that I'm going to wipe my ass with I get made in Paki or India.
I just want the double ply stuff. Like crushed velvet on my cornhole. You can't get that kind of quality out of a union shop.
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