Who or what is primarily responsible for the loss of our manufacturing jobs?

Asked By: - 8/10/2012
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There was a really good book evaluating this very thing that came about during the Reagan/Bush and Bush/Quayle years, "America, What Went Wrong?" by Donald Bartlett and James Steele (available on More
Answered By: Armchair Goddess #1 - 8/10/2012
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We are. Because we only buy the lowest priced items. We don't even care about quality.
Answered By: Misty - 8/10/2012
Bill Clinton
Answered By: Jesus Was a Troll - 8/10/2012
The various government and union policies and roadblocks that make manufacturing unprofitable and unrealistic in the US.
Answered By: Shovel Ready - 8/10/2012
bill clinton, he brought china into the WTO. and he signed NAFTA. george soros have a big hand in making this happen. the unions are also at fault, they made it expensive for companies to manufacture products locally.
Answered By: black leopard - 8/10/2012
Democrats. Literally ALL of them DEMAND policy long-proved to drive-out productivity and ALMOST all of them OPENLY BOAST they do so.
Answered By: Peace through blinding force - 8/10/2012
Decades of bad policy, by just about everyone.
Answered By: Seven In One Stroke - 8/10/2012
As our standard of living increased, we developed a labor pool that demanded wages too high to make most manufacturing a cost-effective proposition... More
Answered By: AyeHye - 8/10/2012
Biog government interference and bone- headed regulations.
Answered By: AverageJoe - 8/10/2012
Coal- gone. Iron ore- gone. Steel-basically gone. Cars-government owned. Cell phones- China. Must be Hitlers fault.
Answered By: The One - 8/10/2012
Phil Gramm is the man most responsible for the 2008 economic meltdown. In fact, Time magazine described him as one of the 25 most responsible, literally... More
Answered By: whoyeah - 8/10/2012
The high cost of energy and labor in the USA (think utilities and unions) driving out jobs.
Answered By: BigBill - 8/10/2012
The over all profit. If is carefully calculated based on the cost of unit produced against how many units can be sold at any given price. When profit for domestic production exceede foreign production and is deemed to be stable. The production and jobs will come back. There is no simple answer. Unions are part of but... More
Answered By: Brutally Honest - 8/10/2012
Me and you.We did not support American made products and supported companies based on price.Well guess who won that price war.
Answered By: . Smith - 8/10/2012
Bill Clinton and Al Gore. Through NAFTA and GATT. Search for "al gore ross perot debates" on you tube and watch Al Gore lie through his teeth about how great a deal NAFTA is for America. They also destroyed all the farm jobs in Mexico which forced all the people to come looking for jobs in America.
Answered By: Tringle - 8/10/2012
1. "free trade" 2. Politicians who take money from corporations who want "free trade" 3. Consumers who would rather save 19 cents on a mop from China at Wal-Mart then make sure their neighbor has a job at the local mop factory.
Answered By: Ped0phile Pastors Aren't Cool - 8/10/2012
The profit motive carred to obscene extremes. Suppress workers' wages/benefits/rights or move jobs to where those things are not a consideration. If we think the gap between the lifestyles of those at the top and those at the bottom in the US are amoral, imagine what the gap looks like between the workers in third... More
Answered By: abitleftofcenter - 8/10/2012
We are... More
Answered By: righteousjohnson - 8/10/2012
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