posted on Nov, 12 2012 @ 08:41 AM
transportation (cars, buses, trains)
The good ole days of making the best tools is disappearing. There are a few companies left that still drop forge quality handtools here, but most
have been replaced with cheap imports that do not last as long and are not nearly as pleasant to use.
Our iconic "Americana" is now imported. I remember when things Like "Levis" were wanted by everyone in the world...they are now made in sweatshops
outside of the country. Most tennis shoes as well...in fact, nearly all textiles and apparel are made "somewhere cheap". As far as I know, the only
textiles and apparel made here are military based and still have raw materials imported (bolts of linen, cotton cloth, etc)
When we saw fit to drop stiff tariffs on imports coming from slave wage based countries, we sealed our own doom. Those tariffs were there to balance
the playing field and discourage the abuse of workers in poor, underdeveloped countries. Our greed caused this. Why pay $10.00 for something made
here when you can buy a cheap knock-off import for $4.00. It is, however, what it is.
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