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Originally posted by rubbertramp
i haven't stepped into a walmart for 4 years.
i'm just soooo sick and tired of americans bitching about the economy.
we can make a difference.
i'd love to have a thread about american made products that are available.
here are 2 of my favorite.
Originally posted by Flatfish
Everything I've ever purchased that was made in China was pure unadulterated crap, Junk, garbage and often toxic. Maybe it's not cost over quantity that you should compare but rather cost over quality. I think you will find completely different results.
Personally, I try to stay as "China Free" as possible when it comes to purchasing anything.
But I do try ...
Originally posted by Legion2112
Since America no longer produces anything on a large, cost-effective scale, I'll tell you what; when locally produced goods & services won't eat all of what little income I do have, I'll start buying "American." Until that happens, I'll save as much as I can where I can. If that means I have to shop at Wally World, so be it. If that makes me a bad American, oh well.
"The first few times you hear a company is moving outside the U.S., it kind of shocks you. Then you get numb to it," said Larry Neer, a father of six displaced from a $12.85-per-hour logistics job last year when JDS Uniphase moved electronics assembly to Guadalajara, Mexico, from Indianapolis. "It just seems like that's the common thing to do now."
BP Solar halted production of solar cells at its plant in Frederick, Maryland, this month, according to Chemical & Engineering News, and will lay off 320 of the plant’s 430 workers. The plant had already shed 140 jobs in prior cuts.
BP Solar’s headquarters will remain in the U.S., and the firm will continue to sell solar panels here, but the panels will now be manufactured in Xi’an, China, and Bangalore, India.
Earlier this year China became the world leader in the manufacture of wind turbines and solar panels. China’s manufacturing boom coincided with China’s passage of a law last year requiring utilities to derive 15 percent of energy from renewable sources.