Did the private sector give up on creating manufacturing jobs? Will any ever he create here again?
I scared for this country's future. I I'm to figure out how this country's economy can function with manufacturing jobs.
Asked By: Joseph - 2/13/2011
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I don't think companies who were in the manufacturing business one day decided to just up and leave the country, they were forced out. Unions increased the cost of labor, making their product more expensive. Government increased the minimum wage, making even unskilled labor more expensive. Government regulations on... More
Answered By: Trooper - 2/13/2011
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Know anyone willing to work 60 hours a week for $2 an hour?
Answered By: John Doe - 2/13/2011
I think we can all agree on this one. Get our business back in our country.
Answered By: mamadixie - 2/13/2011
Pretty much based on what it costs to employ an American union worker.
Answered By: Foreign Fraud - 2/13/2011
Manufacturing is history. Something new will come along. You might not live long enough to see it though. Yeah, that's scary.
Answered By: Phoebe - 2/13/2011
I would work in a factory for 9 an hour.
Answered By: HEY YOU - 2/13/2011
It's simple: Why would an entrepenaur like Carnegie or Gates work 120 hours a week, in order to get rich and famous if the State is going to take most of what he creates? Welcome to the USA, socialist era -- I mean democrat era, the new Europen socialist nation, USA -- poor, and getting poorer.
Answered By: waitaminute - 2/13/2011
As long as we Americans buy that crap they will continue to manufacture it ... A boycott would do more than ANY law ever will .
Answered By: magick - 2/13/2011
technology allows for machines to do what man was once required to do. also, jobs are out sourced due to this country's high tax rates and higher minimum wage. Workers should arm them selves with more job skills that fit the 21st century. Globalism is a sad but true reality that effects American workers, esp. middle... More
Answered By: endangered species - 2/13/2011
It's manufacturing jobs that have decreased dramatically, not output. One of the things this means is that American manufacturing has become more efficient through technology. This is not necessarily a bad thing in the long run.
Answered By: J P - 2/13/2011
How can the private sector possibly create jobs here when U.S. workers are being forced to compete with child labor in third world sweatshops, due to free trade... More
Answered By: gws35 - 2/13/2011
Cut Government Regulations, Get Rid Of ObamaCare, Cut Business Taxes, and Make Democrats Get Out Of The Way!!!! The Private Sector will Rise Up and Create Millions & Millions of Jobs. We will ALL have a Higher Standard of Living.
Answered By: Larry Loodes - 2/13/2011
The decline of the great American economy coincides with the loss of its great industrial complex. The decline will continue unless we find newer and better ways to offset its loss. Because of the rise in the price for oil, the trade deficit for December alone, widened to $40 Billion... More
Answered By: Big Dan - 2/13/2011
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