1. I, at least, was not referring to assembly line jobs that nobody wants. Let immigrants and asians have them. (Sorry if I sound like a bigot, but thats the way we have done things here in America for over a century). I was talking about the tech stuff, the middle class people that are getting screwed because of it. Awhile ago I called a tech suppory line of a internet hardware manufacturer becuase I had a problem. The person I got had such a thick foriegn accent it was almost impossible to understand him. That phone call was just about worthless in my opinion.
2. I agree with Ty, if there is an option, opt for North American, even if it is a little more expensive. Yes, some things can only be gotten from Asia, like clothes (coughNIKEcough) and electronics.
3. Who cares if we are supporting China or some Third World Country? I think the US foreign policy makes us too much of a doormat for other countries. If they want to become more successful, they will have to work hard at it just like we did. Lets face it, some countries will always be better than others, and most of it has to do with resources. One example of this is Japan, they have to import almost all of their oil.
I have to consider all of this because I'm going to college next year and I want a job where I cant be replaced.
One way that the US governement could help this would be to make some sort of international minimum wage, so that corporations that outsource have to pay foreign workers 75% of what US workers were paid to do. This is just a general idea with generalized numbers.
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