Go screw yourself. I WILL NOT BUY AMERICAN!!
Funny, I have been thinking of this all day. I will only buy the things I need according to the best VALUE to me. I can only assume up front (without talking specifics) that American made products are automatically overpriced due the the fact that the LABOR is overpriced and that is passed on to the consumers. So, NO, I will not pay union labor wage rates for the products I buy unless the quality and features are worth it to me. Any tie goes to the foreign product because the unions’ modus operandi.
...In fact, I might just move to another country and manufacture products to compete with American manufacturers. At least then I can keep some of my earnings!!! This business model sucks. Why do you think American manufacturers need to appeal to nationalism to sell their products?!?! Answer: it sure ain’t the quality!
Only partially correct. American products are overpriced for not one, but three reasons:
1. Labor (as you said), especially union labor.
2. Heavy taxes that drive up production cost.
3. Insane regulations that drive up production cost.
Today, less than 15% of private-sector workers are unionized. So if you blame solely the unions, you are missing something.
Quick story for you. I believe I read it in the Wall St. Journal. A couple of years ago a factory was built in the US. Just as it was starting production, OSHA came in and ordered everything closed down. Why? Because the handrails in the stairs and walkways were an inch too short!
Why would anyone even think about opening a factory in America?