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People that complain about jobs going overseas what is your solution? How can Americans compete with cheap?

Labor? And do we really want to? Are you willing to pay 5 times as much for all of the stuff in your house so you can say its made in America?

Asked By: Me - 7/25/2010
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Some Americans buy less of everything so that they have the money to purchase American made goods... More
Answered By: Ms. Minerva - 7/25/2010
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do harder work for less pay just like the rest of the world
Answered By: General Lee - 7/25/2010
 
Or take a 80% cut in pay
Answered By: Love.Canada - 7/25/2010
 
The damage has already been done, the cure will be much more trouble than most people would like to deal with.
Answered By: Ed - 7/25/2010
 
By voting out the unions and building better products than the other.countries.
Answered By: WHUT UP CHICKEN BUTT - 7/25/2010
 
Tax incentives! I would be willing to pay more, though I would be reluctant to pay 5 times as much for domestic products,
Answered By: Extreme American - 7/25/2010
 
Unfortunately, the only thing we can do that would bring manufacturing back to this country is to accept lower wages. That was one of the main purposes for outsourcing in the first place - creating a slave labor class in this country that is too afraid to protest or ask for fair treatment because they risk losing... More
Answered By: mommanuke - 7/25/2010
 
This is the reason trickle-down economics doesn't work. When you're at the top, you just want to keep the most money that you can.
Answered By: Craig - 7/25/2010
 
We stop buying all products made in other countries. At this moment in time no country could withstand a real boycott of their products and the loss of the American Market.
Answered By: Tinker - 7/25/2010
 
Free trade is a good thing. Cheaper products for us, and it frees us up from doing tedious work so we can put more resources and labor into higher tech jobs.
Answered By: cpine505 - 7/25/2010
 
Tariffs equalize cheap labor. And, yes, I would prefer to pay more and keep jobs here.
Answered By: Dutch - 7/25/2010
 
Sadly we can only change the speed of jobs leaving the country. Soon workers the world over will have about the same wages. Law abiding nations like the U.S. will always make a bit more, but not much more. The math that makes the decision is what do you think you will lose due to fraud versus what you save from lower... More
Answered By: Wooglet Voot - 7/25/2010
 
get rid of the labor unions.
Answered By: Hd - 7/25/2010
 
Staying out of Wal-Mart might help
Answered By: shaneski - 7/25/2010
 
The way to get the best goods for the least amount of money is to have certain countries make what they are most efficient at. However, you also have to consider shipping costs, fuel and energy etc. and safety... More
Answered By: Diggs Shobes - 7/25/2010
 
Get rid of unions and unnecessary government regulations would be a good start.
Answered By: Huevos Rancheros™ - 7/25/2010
 
It's not that simple a question, and there is no simple answer, but I guess it would help to try to understand why things are so expensive over here. That does have a simple answer - it is "Cost Of Production... More
Answered By: DavidH - 7/25/2010
 
the only way we can compete is to live in cardboard hovels, eat scavenged garbage, wear rags, and ride an overcrowded bus 50 miles to work for $1 an hour for 15 hours a day, 7 days a week. are you kidding? who would buy their useless crap if we don't... More
Answered By: pushyoldbroad - 7/25/2010
 
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