posted on Oct, 1 2012 @ 12:35 PM
Originally posted by Starwise
Personally I am against all things made in China, or things in America owned by any other country for that matter.....I walk through my house and
recognize everything is made in China and it makes me very angry so now I try to buy only Made in America.......
We have become the consumers of the world with nothing to offer except weapons, and even those parts are made in China. Where is the real problem? We
need to bring back American manufacturing with cleaner energy. It will be a long transition, but it might be worth it......
Didn't I just read a post about China trying to hack our grid system? It all sounds curious to me why China would want to own Americas power sources
I don't know...... The president, no matter who it is, is damned either way. America is near its downfall, like the downfall of Rome.....
You know what, I agree with you. I would add that we also need to focus on high-tech manufacturing jobs and understand that the kind of low-tech
manufacturing we have exported to China is not going to come back to the U.S. anyway, because its just not economically feasible. We SHOULD sign a
raft of free trade agreements with as many countries as possible, whilst simultaneously dramatically increasing tariffs/duties/quotas/anti-dumping
laws on Chinese products. This would make Chinese labor too costly in comparison to labor in other third-word countries. All of those jobs would
move from China to a number of countries, many of whom are pro-western. The beauty of this is that those jobs would move to a MULTITUDE of countries,
not just one, so we wouldn't be tied to just one manufacturer. At the same time, we invest not in propping up green energy companies with loans, but
in the actual R&D needed to advance and create new energy and manufacturing technologies and processes. The govt. could use R&D tax credits, direct
R&D loans, or some sort of prize system, a la the Ansari X prize, to do this. Also, any company that receives R&D assistance would have to share
their new technology with the govt, private institutions, and other companies after a short time, maybe a year. It would be illegal and punishable by
stiff fines and very long prison sentences for any U.S. citizen to share these secrets with foreign individuals. One final thought, we should also
invest in education and stop letting U.S. defense contractors hire foreign citizens, or at least those foreigners they do hire should be monitored way
more to make sure they aren't trying to screw us over.