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  • Any of the parts are made in America

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  • 25% of the parts are American

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  • 50% of the parts are American

    4 36.36%
  • 75% of the parts are American

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  • Nothing is American made because there's always something built outside the US in any product

    1 9.09%
  • American workers, in an American plant, making a product in America

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Thread: Are goods manufactured in American, American Manufactured goods [W: 41]

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    Re: Are goods manufactured in American, American Manufactured goods [W: 41]

    none of the above
    for most nations in this world, little has EVER been 100% home grown, in every aspect.
    Imports are necessary, always have been, always will be.
    Old fashioned management, thinks, design, has created problems.
    This can be overcome with a first class education and communications system..
    Right now, things, IMO, can be much better..
    An attitude change by many, both labor and management and ownership..
    But, today, its world manufacturing, NOT American( nor German or Japanese) - this is from our isolationist past, and no longer cuts anything.

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    Re: Are goods manufactured in American, American Manufactured goods [W: 41]

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    The only time something should be considered American Made is if all the finished parts are made in American put together by American workers. Personally I would like to see a percentage to indicate how much of the product is actually made in America.Its deceptive advertising to say that something is made in American if only 50% of it was actually made in America or if it was only assembled here with all the parts made somewhere.Its like saying something is a 100% orange juice on a carton or bottle if its from concentrate or something says 100% alcohol in big letters and little tiny letters that say "in 94% water" on a bottle of beer.
    We are masters at "deceptive advertising" - and this must stop..
    Its nearly impossible to state the percentage of a product "made in America".

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    Re: Are goods manufactured in American, American Manufactured goods [W: 41]

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    none of the above
    for most nations in this world, little has EVER been 100% home grown, in every aspect.
    Imports are necessary, always have been, always will be.
    Old fashioned management, thinks, design, has created problems.
    This can be overcome with a first class education and communications system..
    Right now, things, IMO, can be much better..
    An attitude change by many, both labor and management and ownership..
    But, today, its world manufacturing, NOT American( nor German or Japanese) - this is from our isolationist past, and no longer cuts anything.
    Guess you haven't noticed the rise of corrupt and/or authoritarian regimes, constant wars, the destruction of the 1st world economies, so on and so forth.

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    Re: Are goods manufactured in American, American Manufactured goods [W: 41]

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    If it was made in America, it was made by overpaid factory workers.
    And what good comes from such a statement ?
    More poison ?
    More partisanship ?
    More lies and spin on the truth ?

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    Re: Are goods manufactured in American, American Manufactured goods [W: 41]

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    I believe that "cliche" is the work you were looking for.

    If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck. They are overpaid and that's why their jobs are being sent to China.
    Simple solutions from simple minds.
    My mind is simple as well, but, one must always seek good and fair solutions, the answers, I have not.
    But its NOT right to knock labor only.

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    Re: Are goods manufactured in American, American Manufactured goods [W: 41]

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    I spend my days in an office doing real work.
    And who made the desk, computer, or chair you're using? Who built the building? Who built the road or rail line that got you there?

    It takes everyone to make this thing called society work. If you don't even understand that simple idea then I hope you're still young enough to learn ...
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    Re: Are goods manufactured in American, American Manufactured goods [W: 41]

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkles View Post
    I was employed, and 95% or more of the parts were imported. In fact, it was because those parts were imported, that allowed me to have a job. So I'm not sure there is a connection between the two.



    Hm.. Somehow I don't think you can force other countries to castrate their manufacturing sector, just because we have. If you demand that company X in China must have regulations of such and such, they'll refuse. If we deny trading with them. That will hurt us.

    Because now we'll have to pay for more expensive parts from somewhere else. But I promise you some other country isn't going to have that problem. Then Sweden, or France, or whoever, will buy from China, and make the same product.

    So now our domestic manufacturing is going to go out of business because their costs are higher than France or where ever, that is buying their parts more cheaply from China.

    Thus we'll end up losing even more manufacturing jobs, in a vain attempt to 'even the playing field'.



    No, but because of the regulations and restrictions and eco-nut rules, this is where we're at. We have billions of tons of domestic mineral resources, and yet we are not allowed to get them because of stupid government policies.
    i think one of the best things that we can and should export is first world working conditions and pollution controls. the tool we have to do this with is tariff-free access to our market. certainly, we cannot force the third world to adopt OSHA. we can, however, make their product as expensive as one that is manufactured humanely.

    i'd ask you if you personally would work in a Chinese factory or live downstream from one, but i think that the answer is obvious. there isn't a person on this board who would do that or would expose their kids to those conditions. that, in my opinion, indicates a problem.

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    Re: Are goods manufactured in American, American Manufactured goods [W: 41]

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Then why claim "In the US beer is not allowed to be 6% by regulation."?
    Again, what I've seen is that if it's over 6% it's not labeled as "beer", this is US Government Regulation I've been told. What you call beer can be over 6%; but, find a bottle legally in the US that is 'beer' that is over 6% labeled as beer. I've been clear about this from the beginning.

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    Re: Are goods manufactured in American, American Manufactured goods [W: 41]

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Foley View Post
    I hate paperwork so much that I'd think their jobs were harder.
    In many ways it can be. I've had an office job when I got out of HS working at Citigroup. The factory work I do I am relatively higher up though and actually do far more paperwork than that including profile sheets, checks, numbers etc all by hand. Would much rather just have to press tab ctrl and use a number pad if I could.
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    Re: Are goods manufactured in American, American Manufactured goods [W: 41]

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    I spend my days in an office doing real work.

    Wooo

    Real work in an office moving a piece paper from this pile to that pile, and reading emails. Real work
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