Skip to comments.Wal-Mart pushes 'made in America' at summit
Posted on 11/03/2013 5:49:14 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Wal-Mart Stores Inc. spearheaded an effort Thursday to bring together retailers, suppliers and government officials so they can figure out how to bring more manufacturing jobs to the United States.
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America has exported our Manufacturing base.
This is damaging, because it means we send so many jobs to other countries, and American are now unemployed.
We need jobs. Lots of jobs. Good jobs.
Bring back American jobs.
I have not set foot in a Walmart in 4 1/2 years.
A tight rope to walk. China has made Walmart big. My other favorite quote:Walmart has done more to fight poverty than any government program.
I try to buy American whenever I can. I was at WalMart yesterday buying a hand scrub brush and a pail. The offerings near the bushes were molded plastic pails with plastic handles. $2 or less. CHINA
The other pail I remember seeing was Rubber Maid over in Auto section. It was just under $8 with a metal handle with plastic handgrab.
I bought the Rubber Maid. I was hoping until just now that it was American made. BUT! I now read the label and see it says “assembled in America, made with Chinese, Italian and American parts”......just what in the hell is that?
Stamped/bent metal holder from Italy affixed to an extruded Chinese bucket, topped off by a label printed in America?
I’m not unhappy with the quality and I’m confident the pail will not fail with a broken handle if I overload it, but just-damn...
American businesses have for an entire generation, sold off American businesses.
An entire generation.
To a gigantic country with five times our population, and a closed system which takes, and does not give back.
Bring back American manufacturing.
Bring back American jobs.
We didn’t export them.
We priced ourselves out of those jobs, while always expecting “affordable” goods at the same time. All the while suffocating these companies in regulations and taxes.
We got too picky, and there was a whole nation to our west full of people willing to work for less to make the goods we demand cost less. And a billion of them to buy whatever was leftover.
If people want “good” jobs, then start a company. Otherwise this is the muck we made, and we might as well get used to the smell.
OTOH, companies like Chick Fila I'll continue to patronize.
We will, once we recreate the United States from the ashes it will become.
Thank you Laz.
This thread has narrowed down the problem facing America.
Part of America wants to fix what we have now. The other part of America wants it to collapse and rebuild.
That is exactly the problem.
America is frozen.
The democrats keep destroying things here, and the GOP keeps removing pieces from the American playing field, to keep them from being destroyed.
There is however a (big) problem with letting America collapse.
Several in fact.
First off, America is now no longer the largest economy. China is the largest economy, so if we collapse now we just make China even stronger.
Second off, America has a vast array of mixed races. Many of which will fight each other.
No I do not believe a civil war, or another revolutionary war, will create anything. It will destroy what has been the world’s (history’s even) premier civilization.
What we need is to stop exporting jobs, bring them back, and make the world a democracy.
China is not democratic.
Yet we have exported our entire manufacturing base, there.
Bring it back.
I am saying that this is what is, and what will it will be.
It is now permissible for chickens that are raised in America to be processed in China and labeled MADE IN AMERICA.
I, for one, plan to buy locally raised chickens in the future.
Hey WalMart... Its called TARIFFS...that’s how you bring jobs back to America
Free Trade doesn’t work. Not a single shred of fact or evidence proves it works. Free Trade is pushed by liberals and liberal universities. The Al Gore School of Economics is as bad as the Al Gore School of Science
Our Founding Fathers and their descendants had tariff based economy for 140 yrs...and the US grew from a bunch of farmers to the largest industrial nation in the world. We went from tariffs and jobs to Free Trade and Socialism
At least, Wal Mart, is seeing some light. Have to make sure that these “Made in America” jobs are filled by Americans, and not Illegal Aliens or H1B visa foreigners
I one was at a Wal*Mart looking for an ordinary crank style portable can opener. The cheap ones were made in China... and a virtually identical Swing-A-Way model was American made. I opted to support American jobs.
I used to be able to do this with socks. Wigwam black work socks in Wal*mart were available if you looked hard enough that were Made in U.S.A., but that ended... I had to change style and brand, and the store I bought socks from. New Balance had a black sock that Sears sold that was USA... but the last time I was in Sears the same product had a sticker over the top of the UPC that said they are now “Hechoed” en Mexico.
Yeah, it is, but I choose not to walk it.
For the past 30yrs or more, starting a manufacturing business has been more difficult and costly year after year, where today it is almost impossible, due to overbearing gov’t regulation and taxes.
Add to that the fact you can’t hire who you want, or contract for wages you want to pay and a legal force inventing opportunity to sue.
I say strip regulation and taxation to bear bones, allow Caveat Emptor to control the free market, and manufacturing will quickly return.
Other stores that sell CHINESE MADE GOODS.
TRUE VALUE HARDWARE
AUTO PATS STORES
BARNES AND NOBEL
Almost every store has lots of Chinese goods in it.
I wholeheartedly agree with both of these posts.
We need America-protecting tariffs.
And we need to strip regulation way, way down.
But what is most important is, we need to do this now.
America is facing a very big challenge right now.
If we do not fix it, we will be lost forever.
That means you too GOP.
Stop sending American businesses all over the globe, except for right here where they grew up.
Bring back American businesses.
***they are now Hechoed en Mexico.***
You should look at LEVIS. They used to be make local, then Mexico, then Guatamala, Dominican Republic, Colombia.
I don’t know where they are made now.
***America has exported our Manufacturing base. ***
Somehow Ross Perot’s term “a giant sucking sound” comes to mind.
I agreed with Ross Perot then, and I agree with Ross Perot now.
Just for full disclosure.
The only difference is Ross was talking about Mexico, which lost the low end jobs to China, which is losing them to Indonesia and Vietnam.
Too bad ol’ Ross Pee-row was such a caricature and a paranoid one at that. I don’t know about President, but this country definitely could have used him in some capacity, and we wouldn’t be in quite as sad a shape now, economically. He knew what was coming and made no bones about it.
Cheap labor will make these manufacturing plants work and that has got to tie into illegals being normalized as “guest workers” on a pathway to citizenship-amnesty.
“...Hechoed en Mexico...”
If the quality is good, I’ll take Latin America over Asia, hoping it will bring economic development to our neighbors, maybe help in some fractional way to stem illegal migration.
One can find made in America goods in Wally World. I was surprised to find some decently “made in USA” bath towels there - bought them too. I am not loyal to Wally, but buy from them to meet my own objectives (just like they do to their suppliers). I can get better price deals and made in USA items elsewhere too.
It is my understanding that China is actually having labor wage pressures upward. Long term increases in cost of energy (oil) will further erode the advantages of cheap imports. Finally, it is well underreported that there has actually been manufacturing growth in this country, especially in economically-politically sound (”red color”) states. God Bless America.
In my opinion, Ross Perot was made to appear that way by the political establishment in D.C., and the MSM.
Anyone who threatens their power base will be ridiculed, set up, marginalized, or slandered.
Witness Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, and many more. I weep for our nation, as I pray for her.
Ross Perot was a radical pro-abortion, anti-gun nut, and a regular nut to boot with that wedding stuff.
Bring back American jobs.
I agree. But buy-American schemes won't do it. Until our government makes capital investment more profitable, the jobs will continue to go where it is.