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    Re: Is outsourcing jobs overseas patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    We now here calls that the U.S. must confront the rise of China. However, China's rise has been facilitated by the outsourcing of U.S. manufacturing to places like China, and selling those cheap goods to U.S. consumers. As such, is the outsourcing of jobs overseas patriotic?
    That would be CORPORATIONS outsourcing to China. CORPORATIONS are loyal to the strong currency. They are not people. They operate with beancounters and profit/loss motivations, not patriotism. Does that make Citizens United seem like a Greek tragicomedy. Why would we confront the rise of 1.3 billion citizens in a huge geographical location 8,000 miles away? Look within this Nation of ours to cure the bad management because we keep getting morons and stooges for candidates for the leadership jobs. The good ones are not supported by the Oligarchy.

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    Re: Is outsourcing jobs overseas patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Dog View Post
    It's a really ignorant question. What does outsourcing jobs by a company to make money have to do with patriotism??? That's like asking is it patriotic to go on vacation in another country?
    Not a damn thing.

    Consumers and shareholders don't care.

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    Re: Is outsourcing jobs overseas patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    Is it unpatriotic to buy foreign made products?


    I'mma say yes, even though I admit I've done it. It's not easy to find American made products these days, harder to find a decent bargain in same, and half the time when you DO buy something supposedly "American", you find out part of it was STILL made overseas.


    What's needed is trade policy that discourages outsourcing and sending industry overseas.

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    Re: Is outsourcing jobs overseas patriotic?

    I would say so. You live here, you do business here, our military will protect you form invasion, the police will protect your property, yet you cant keep jobs here?
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    Re: Is outsourcing jobs overseas patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    If this is true, then where are the sweeping changes in current laws?
    That I suppose is the question. Are you saying that such concerns are merely political hype?

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    Re: Is outsourcing jobs overseas patriotic?

    Is it unpatriotic to buy goods produced outside of this country? Because if you buy products made in other countries because they are cheaper than products made in this country you are giving the US manufacturers no choice but to go out of business or find more competitive manufacturing, which is what has happened. That is unless you think its patriotic for a company and its investors to manufacture and sell products at a loss.
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    Re: Is outsourcing jobs overseas patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Never happen - shareholders will push for increased stock value - patriotism has no tangible value.

    Your opinion has no value in relation to US corporate profit objectives.
    Realistically legitimate businesses do have to take the things that I mentioned into consideration. How much effect it has on business decisions may vary, but the such considerations are there. I think at some point, if the threat does indeed become substantial enough, government does start to take action. Take Russia for instance, quite a few U.S. companies have had their business activities in Russia restricted due to U.S. sanctions. Of course one could say that they only did it because they were forced to do so by the government. Although that is likely true, what it demonstrates is that there is more than the profit motive to consider when doing business with foreign countries. Other factors do have a substantial impact on business decisions.

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    Re: Is outsourcing jobs overseas patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    That I suppose is the question. Are you saying that such concerns are merely political hype?
    Sure am.

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    Re: Is outsourcing jobs overseas patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Realistically legitimate businesses do have to take the things that I mentioned into consideration. How much effect it has on business decisions may vary, but the such considerations are there. I think at some point, if the threat does indeed become substantial enough, government does start to take action. Take Russia for instance, quite a few U.S. companies have had their business activities in Russia restricted due to U.S. sanctions. Of course one could say that they only did it because they were forced to do so by the government. Although that is likely true, what it demonstrates is that there is more than the profit motive to consider when doing business with foreign countries. Other factors do have a substantial impact on business decisions.
    Nope.

    If these issues that bother you really bothered lawmakers and U.S. consumers, there would be sweeping changes.

    There will be no changes.

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    Re: Is outsourcing jobs overseas patriotic?

    Hey, it's all about finding that cheap labor, paying cheap wages...

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