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If people are so worried about manufacturing jobs going overseas, why don't they start buying American?

Buying more American products=more demand for american products=more manufacturing jobs at home? So many people complain about all those jobs going to China, and then go to Wal-mart and fill their carts with 50 things made from China. Why don't people buy American?

Asked By: Xinio64-Noldor Mage - 5/2/2009
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Have you ever tried actually finding something made in America? I don't think so, or you wouldn't have asked this question.
Answered By: OldTimey - 5/2/2009
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Because reality has already made this almost impossible.
Answered By: NeoLibs are Pathogens - 5/2/2009
 
well now that is a good question .. since most of our industry has been out sourced we have little choice now do we.
Answered By: Wes - 5/2/2009
 
Just as soon as the American crap stops falling apart. I have no ambition to become buddy buddy with a mechanic. I work really hard for my money and I will never give it to a company that has so little respect for quality.
Answered By: . - 5/2/2009
 
Because the government has imposed high taxes on domestic goods. That's why manufactures have to leave the US to be able to make a profit. It has little to do with BUY American. Our own government has sold our manufacturing jobs and they will never come back unless the government lowers their taxes and gives them... More
Answered By: William F - 5/2/2009
 
Better call the switchboard in India for an answer to that one.....
Answered By: El Supremo - 5/2/2009
 
Because alot of Company's left. Plus under Jug eared Obummer,people are scared to spend what little cash they have.
Answered By: TEA.TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY! - 5/2/2009
 
Name some products. The ones made in America, not assembled in America that the average consumer normally buys.
Answered By: Rich - 5/2/2009
 
Price and quality... More
Answered By: Moose - 5/2/2009
 
i DID buy American before obama lied his way into the whitehouse. now i buy anything BUT amerikan.
Answered By: R.I.P. U.S.A - 5/2/2009
 
Because of the greed of the companies that took the jobs overseas for cheaper labor, we do not have the choice to buy American anymore.
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Answered By: teryn - 5/2/2009
 
simply put, our products aren't that great. as someone who has worked in factories i can tell you i will not buy anything made in any of them. so many corners are cut and bad products slip threw so the companies don't have to pay overtime in order to have the products made correctly. they want quick and ok, not great... More
Answered By: tiny_lil_hottie - 5/2/2009
 
American products cost more, they cost more to produce domestically, so you have to pay the work force more money in order for them to afford them... More
Answered By: dazed&confused - 5/2/2009
 
because the unions basically raised the cost of goods while making the quality worse.
Answered By: John C - 5/2/2009
 
Too late. Very little is made in America. Cars is the one remaining manufacturing base.
Answered By: Joan S - 5/2/2009
 
Well, I buy New Balance running shoes and they are 80% made in America!!!!!!!!! I'm proud of that. There isnt much product out there that is made in America anymore. Japanese cars are now made in America and American brand cars are mostly made overseas. This isnt 1973. The world has changed. It will never go back... More
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Answered By: Gare - 5/2/2009
 
American business is the second highest taxed in the World. There are hardly any manufacturing jobs left. A strong economy depends on a few things, Forestry, manufacturing, mining and agriculture. Because of the environmentalist and people like the Sierra Club which by the way is an offshoot of the Italian Communist... More
Answered By: ohbrother - 5/2/2009
 
Fine print. They import the product and put it in a box made in the USA that say as much.
Answered By: brown9500v2 - 5/2/2009
 
If only it were that easy. Do you have any idea how hard it is to find something made in the USA?! Ive seen American Flags that weren't even made here! Seriously we look through our things at least 90% of what we owe was made in China. The other 9% from some third world country 1% other.
Answered By: Awesome Possum - 5/2/2009
 
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