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    Manufacturing jobs - Read post before voting!

    Need your opinion on this idea. Hopefully it would bring more manufacturing jobs back into the US.

    It is well known that the federal government gives subsidies and grants to corporations for researching various forms of technology. Then once those corporations discover something useful it is often sent across the border or over seas to manufacturing plants to produce en masse. (not saying all of em do...just a good majority). So here is my proposal.

    Make a law/rule/regulation...whatever you want to call it...that states that any corporation or organization that uses any form of government assistence would be required to manufacture any and all types of products that was discovered with said assistance inside US borders for X amount of years. (at least 20 imo)

    So what do you think? Feel free to give suggestions that would expand on this idea.
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    Re: Manufacturing jobs - Read post before voting!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Need your opinion on this idea. Hopefully it would bring more manufacturing jobs back into the US.

    It is well known that the federal government gives subsidies and grants to corporations for researching various forms of technology. Then once those corporations discover something useful it is often sent across the border or over seas to manufacturing plants to produce en masse. (not saying all of em do...just a good majority). So here is my proposal.

    Make a law/rule/regulation...whatever you want to call it...that states that any corporation or organization that uses any form of government assistence would be required to manufacture any and all types of products that was discovered with said assistance inside US borders for X amount of years. (at least 20 imo)

    So what do you think? Feel free to give suggestions that would expand on this idea.
    While I'm sure other posters will be quick to punch holes in your idea, I like it. It makes sense that if our government is funding corporate research grants, that the very reason we should fund them would be to benefit the United States. And what is more beneficial thank U.S. jobs? I'm with you!
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    Re: Manufacturing jobs - Read post before voting!

    Great idea and I would support it also.
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    Re: Manufacturing jobs - Read post before voting!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Need your opinion on this idea. Hopefully it would bring more manufacturing jobs back into the US.

    It is well known that the federal government gives subsidies and grants to corporations for researching various forms of technology. Then once those corporations discover something useful it is often sent across the border or over seas to manufacturing plants to produce en masse. (not saying all of em do...just a good majority). So here is my proposal.

    Make a law/rule/regulation...whatever you want to call it...that states that any corporation or organization that uses any form of government assistence would be required to manufacture any and all types of products that was discovered with said assistance inside US borders for X amount of years. (at least 20 imo)

    So what do you think? Feel free to give suggestions that would expand on this idea.
    Two things.

    1. You should contact your Congressman/woman.
    2. Why don't we have this already?

    The basic idea is pure gold, and it should be taken into serious consideration at a federal law, IMO.
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    Re: Manufacturing jobs - Read post before voting!

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Great idea and I would support it also.
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    Re: Manufacturing jobs - Read post before voting!

    Why exactly are we trying to create artificial incentives to keep manufacturing in the US?

    Personally, I'd rather have our menial manufacturing done overseas.
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    Re: Manufacturing jobs - Read post before voting!

    The biggest downside is that it would grossly increase the price the consumer has to pay for the goods.
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    Re: Manufacturing jobs - Read post before voting!

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    The biggest downside is that it would grossly increase the price the consumer has to pay for the goods.
    I don't mind paying for american made goods, when I can find them. In regards to this idea, I'm not so optimistic. If you want to encourage manufactuing in america lowere the cost of doing business here. That's all it takes.
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    Re: Manufacturing jobs - Read post before voting!

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    The biggest downside is that it would grossly increase the price the consumer has to pay for the goods.
    The upside is, there would be more consumers, because we'd have more jobs.

    I'm not really a protectionist, but I come from a region that depended heavily on textiles and manufacturing jobs for most of the 20th century. Most of that is gone now, along with a lot of jobs that paid fairly well and offered considerable security. A lot of people were hurt when those jobs were sold overseas.

    Right now... well, our economy is hurting. Jobs are scant. Maybe it is time to revisit a certain level of protectionism.

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    Re: Manufacturing jobs - Read post before voting!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Need your opinion on this idea. Hopefully it would bring more manufacturing jobs back into the US.

    It is well known that the federal government gives subsidies and grants to corporations for researching various forms of technology. Then once those corporations discover something useful it is often sent across the border or over seas to manufacturing plants to produce en masse. (not saying all of em do...just a good majority). So here is my proposal.

    Make a law/rule/regulation...whatever you want to call it...that states that any corporation or organization that uses any form of government assistence would be required to manufacture any and all types of products that was discovered with said assistance inside US borders for X amount of years. (at least 20 imo)

    So what do you think? Feel free to give suggestions that would expand on this idea.

    I like it. Of course I am opposed to outsourcing anyways. So the idea that a company would take tax payer money and outsource production is something that would infuriate me even more.

    My concern is that they might find a way around this by simply hiring illegals or switching to automation. Of course at least with automation they would still have to hire workers to fix and replace the machines, clean the machines and do any other job that is not possible with a machine.
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