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Old 01-23-2007, 05:17 PM   #11
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The sun visors in that 2006 Silverado 3500 are NOT made in the USA. I used to work for the company that manufacturers them in Mexico: Johnson Controls. The JCI sunvisor plant is in Ramos, Mexico.
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Thanks for your comments, some good points have been made.
You know, we can rationalize and make excuses all we want, but bottom line, as long as dollars keep piling up on foreign shores the less control we have on our destiny and the bleaker it becomes. This is not a lost cause; there are still thousands of large, mid, and small American manufactures. Many are linked though my web site,
Battles are still being fought, for example: A large Korean appliance manufacturer, LG, is making a major effort to break into and dominate the US appliance business. Ití* very simple, an educated American consumer will think, weigh cost, quality, impact on American economy and jobs, their own personal finances and make a choice of a Korean or an American made washer, dryer, etc
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I support the idea, but to truely buy nothing but "Made in the USA" is virtually impossible.

My main way to support the idea is to do my best to buy Made in the USA brands I know I can trust, and almost never mail order anything. In the "honorable" corner of my brain, I use the justification that if I can't get a USA product, at least I am supporting the retail staff of the store.
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Shoot, half the people in this country werent made in the USA lol
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I still don't see the point, the government still gets sales tax from foreign products...
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trust me, i would love to buy all american products, bu t the fact is that americans are overpaid workers, and therefore the american product is almost ALWAYS higher in price, and not by 5%, but by a large margin
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:36 PM   #17
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I love this kinda inward thinking nonsense....how about thinking a little more globally then just "buy American". Thanks to technology and today'* economics the days of Made in the USA=buy in the USA are gone.
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I think the mindsets of people like us are why manufacturers such as Nissan, etc are building plants on American soil. I mean a lot of Jap cars aren't even sold in the US. There are a lot of cars designed by foreign car companies that are just made for US customers. At least this is what friends of mine who are foreign car lovers tell me and I believe I learned somewhere in a history class. I don't even think Craftsman tools are all made in the USA... The point is that we make it an effort to buy USA when we can and support the workers here... Like somebody else posted earlier, you're still supporting the retail workers. I don't buy the cheapest I can find because it'* cheap I buy the best I can get usually, and usually that means it'* not ALL made overseas.. Complete manufacturing overseas such as China is where the cheapest of the cheap comes from. And yeah a Honda might guarantee me 200,000 but i really felt like I was sitting in a cheap piece of plastic when I looked at them before I got the Bonne. A salesman at a Pontiac dealership who used to sell Hundai cars told me that'* how they keep costs down, they use cheap plastics. On top of if all though, America'* moving to a service based economy, and those who can survive adapt. There'* plenty of money in services...it'* just such a traditional mindset to think of our country as anything other than the manufacturing powerhouse that we used to be..and it'* tough to get out of that mindset.

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I buy things manufactured out of country on purpose. Hopefully we can get rid of the unions soon.
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Oh, I forgot about those! Yeah, thanks to unions I don't have health care as of the end of this month... They're really looking out for us
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