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Are you willing to stop buying foreign made goods?

The young people don't seem to understand that every time they buy a product made in another country, that it is THEY who are sending all their jobs abroad. You would think that most of them feel some sort of responsibility to make sure that people in China, or India, or Mexico ....all have jobs. We are all old enough to make the connection between the 300 million people in the USA spending money on things every day made in other countries....and how we could turn that around pretty quickly if 300 million people started looking for and buying only USA-made goods. SO....since our Social Security and Medicare benefits are all going to be dependent on the younger folks having and keeping jobs.....are you protecting your Social Security and Medicare benefits by buying only goods made in the USA...since it will result in jobs in the USA again? Sorry, but I am not misinformed...I have enough brains to know that if we buy food grown/raised here instead of imported food, it is better for our own economy. If we buy wine made here...not from France or another country, it is better for our economy. Anyone who doesn't GET that is the one who is misinformed & doesn't understand basic economics. Our TRADE DEFICIT is the most alarming number that we post every year. Some things are so simple to do...buy American-grown foods, wines, cheeses...support American jobs and our own country by doing so. We grow lots of apples in the USA, USA apple products are competitive in cost with those from other countries. Are you buying even apple juices made in China? Kroger's apple juice is made in CHINA!!

Asked By: Ms. Minerva - 11/29/2010
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We dont have many goods made in the USA except very high priced items by small fashionable companies... More
Answered By: Flower - 11/30/2010
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I will never stop buying foreign goods never and I dont care if jobs get shipped out of the US I am planning on moving to japan or the UK
Answered By: MyDogSone - 11/29/2010
 
I will buy U.S. made products once they make something useful to buy. Were not the one's stocking the shelf's with those products. They are already bought, we are providing jobs here for the people who work in the stores in which we buy from.
Answered By: ? - 11/29/2010
 
I would if American made goods were available but I'm afraid that if we stripped our stores and shops of imports, the shelves would be empty. American business owners aren't interested in making/producing consumable goods. They're only interested in making money and they can make more of it if the products they sell... More
Answered By: Kay - 11/29/2010
 
If I see something made in another country I defiantly will not buy it..younger kids do not understand what is going on in our country but when they do it will be too late..=(
Answered By: ***You Go Girl*** - 11/29/2010
 
There is more greed than patriotism. People will continue to buy the cheap junk and let our Nation go down. Patriotism has not been taught in the public schools for many years. We have a generation of people who just don't care.
Answered By: Malcom - 11/29/2010
 
In every recession,The "Buy American" thing pops up.And in good times everyone wants the cheap foreign products.These days,everyone knows what the problems are but no one any solutions.
Answered By: Daniel - 11/29/2010
 
I have definitely stopped buying Chinese goods as there have been so many reports on paint with lead and so forth. I am not willing to let importers prosper while our children and citizens suffer from poisons and lead products... More
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Answered By: gaillee01 - 11/29/2010
 
You make some very good points, but there are some things made in other countries that cannot be produced here at the same quality for the same price. I believe in fair trade with companies that deserve our consideration. I do avoid buying anything made in countries that exploit labor and have unfair trade practices... More
Answered By: Suzianne - 11/29/2010
 
When people wake up & stop allowing churchs, drug companies, right wing media to brain wash them we might have a country that functions well. Right now it is pretty hopeless. & how can we possibly know what is made in the USA. You can buy one product that has different components from different places... More
Answered By: life flow - 11/29/2010
 
Sure. But is Walmart willing to buy American made goods to sell to us? Your idea might seem simple and patriotic but it is actually illogical and irrational. America is part of a global market. We are not doing a very good job competing in that market. You want a better America and better Social Security, get... More
Answered By: Snipe Hunter - 11/29/2010
 
Yeah, but where do you find things that are not foreign made? Almost everywhere you go all they seem to sell says 'made in china'.
Answered By: Prunella Potts - 11/29/2010
 
It's a good idea. I agree. And in theory it's great. But in practice it's a bit harder. On a limited income a lot of things are made in china and no where else. I try, but am not always able to.
Answered By: pansyblue - 11/29/2010
 
The Family Guy is excellent in regard to exploding these myths. Last night's show, which was a repeat, had Rush Limbaugh brainwashing Brian Griffin into the "right" way of thinking. It was quite funny. Brian moved in with Rush and immediately replaced all of Rush' appliances with US made ones, all of which promptly... More
Answered By: handyman - 11/29/2010
 
We always try too buy Australian made goods, and if possible Western Australian goods and if at all possible from business's in our area.
Answered By: MUSHMAN - 11/29/2010
 
No No and NO... More
Answered By: aredsailjunk - 11/29/2010
 
I live in a small town. It is hard enough to even find the goods I need to buy, without having to go that further step to make sure the goods are all American made. I don't think I'd find the things I need, that way.
Answered By: Monty - 11/30/2010
 
I have looked to see if the things I want are made in China. I won't buy anything from a country who for years has been trying not only to kill me, but my babies and pets too!! They have child labor and a communist stranglehold on their poor people.
Answered By: Eileen - 11/30/2010
 
I do not believe that it just younger people who are bargain shoppers; young, middle-aged, and older people all shop for the lowest price. As long as so many of us want inexpensive clothing, household products, and other items; then it is unlikely that we will be willing to pay what it costs to manufacture these things... More
Answered By: SandwichGeneration - 11/30/2010
 
Many of the items we purchase are only made in other countries. WalMart sells more than 80% foreign made products. I try to not buy anything at Wally's store. Go here for American made products: http://www.americanmadeproducts.com/ http://americansworking.com/ http://www.madeinusa.org/
Answered By: Jeff (weseye) Wesley - 11/30/2010
 
In regard to our Wal-Mart culture, I think the problem is that large numbers of Americans are bedazzled into believing that because all the goods at Wal-Mart are made by slave labor in China and sold for rock-bottom prices, that they are therefore a bargain... More
Answered By: A STAUNCH Character - 11/30/2010
 
I always try to, but it is hard to find anything manufactured in the USA. I can't even find socks or underwear made here.
Answered By: old fart - 11/30/2010
 
It is nearly impossible to find anything of quality that has been made in the USA at an affordable price for the bulk of the population. Even raw food, processed & packaged foods which are items that we all do & can get at a fair price now - are gradually going up in price. As a result of our higher labor costs, the... More
Answered By: ConansOwner - 11/30/2010
 
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