05-26-2011, 11:47 PM #31
Re: What We'd Lose if We Had to Buy Only AmericanOriginally Posted by "i_bleed_purple" #1098201We're bringing purple back.
05-27-2011, 01:50 AM #32
Re: What We'd Lose if We Had to Buy Only AmericanOriginally Posted by "singersp" #1098200
Yeah I know it is one of the 2 official languages
05-27-2011, 02:43 AM #33
Re: What We'd Lose if We Had to Buy Only AmericanOriginally Posted by "vikinggreg" #1098228
dili tanan Bisaya ka karon
"If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"
06-02-2011, 11:41 PM #34
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Re: What We'd Lose if We Had to Buy Only AmericanOriginally Posted by "BadlandsVikings" #1098103
06-25-2011, 06:34 PM #35
Re: What We'd Lose if We Had to Buy Only AmericanOriginally Posted by "i_bleed_purple" #1098174
Monitors and big screen TV's? None are made here.
Cars? We bailed out GM just after they closed plants in the Unites States and opened a new plant in Russia. We bailed out Chrysler so they could be purchased by Fiat (Italy). Ford sold off Jaguar and Range Rover to an Indian multinational that uses far more labor than American and European factories.
Harley Davidson resisted building in China, but year after year they found no help from trade negotiators under the G.W.Bush administration. Now, the formerly United States built motorcycle will be built in China for not only the Chinese market but for Japan, Korea, Australia, Russia, India, and the rest of Asia.
Planes? This industry is highly subsidized and only stays afloat because of military contracts.
The WTO just ruled that "country of origin" labels are illegal under their rules because they "restrict free trade".
The Chinese don't only force American companies to build in China. They force corporate mergers with their government run corporations. This way they can have rights to all of the patents and technology. In time, they muscle the American corporations out.
The Chinese are not part of the WTO, and they do what they want. They learned from European dominance of China in the 19th and early 20th Centuries how the game is played, but this time they are the ones with all the cards.
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