reply to post by JohnnyCanuck
we didn't have any hundred dollar pairs of shoes that I know of when I was growing up, they were priced fairly reasonable. now that they are all
made overseas, got to wonder...
why, oh why, is it that if it's cheaper to produce this stuff over there, like they claimed back when they started sending those jobs overseas, do we
have nikes that cost over a hundred dollars? and well, it doesn't make sense in my book anyways, unless the resources you need are in the country
you are producing them in and the US just doesn'tt have them available,, since you have to pay to have them shipped back to the consumers.
There's a big juice producer in NY State. There are, or should I say were, lots and lots of apple orchards also.
When my husbands was driving tuck he made a delivery to this company. what did he deliver?? tons of apple concentrate from some country overseas.
He asked the guy who took the delivery why they were shipping it in from so far away, while there area was so saturated with apples. The
answer....well, they get a perk from the gov't if part of what they produce if imported from certain countries....
The orchards, for the most part sit in a sorry state really, the buyers of all the apples, buying them from far away....and this just doesn't make
sense does it?? And as far as the cost to harvest those apples, sorry, they were migrant workers and the kids!!! They weren't unionized, they
weren't highly paid...they were migrants....
I have to ask, if the dollar falls to the point where those apples they are using overseas are far too expensive for the american economy, do you
think it is gonna be possible to revitalize those orchards into a production again?
The migrant, the kids, they weren't unionized, they were minimum wage employees, and at the time, that was around three bucks an hour....no benefits,
although the migrants were provided shacks to live in on the farm, and probably food, which, well, who know, they might had to pay for out of their
pockets....ya, they were really asking for alot, weren't they? Too much for us americans to pay, right?? well, we I think we can expect to pay a
heck of alot more in the times to come now, because, our dollar is gonna be shunned and our ability to produce has been greatly damaged!
The concept of a global economy does not make sense. It's like saying this family in a city can cook the potatoes for ten families, another will
cook the roast, another will cook the carrots, and another will cook the peas, and still another will make the desert, and then we can all run around
and deliver our potatoes or whatever to the nine other families, while they run all over heck delivering theirs, and well....when we are all done, we
can all sit down to a cold dinner that may, or may not be cooked the way we want....it's more economical that way!!
no it isn't. It just makes us more dependent on everyone as we forget how to cook a roast, but know all too well how to cook potatoes!