You are right. Unfortunately you have folks even here with their heads so firmly implanted, they can only see daylight a couple of times per year.
Don’t tell me it can’t be done, bringing manufacturing and jobs back to the U. S. Just get it done.
All it takes for a person with even a little intelligence, is to take a look at what manufacturing has facilitated for China.
With mechanization, today’s labor costs in the United States could be only a small percentage of the finished product cost.
Instead, our people look for reasons why selling out the United States and it’s citizens is reasoned.
Well, it’s not.
That is only one component of costs to consider when manufacturing. A big cost to consider where we are not competitive against other countries because of the environmentalist policies, is energy.
There is a huge cost to be compliant with all of the layers of US rules, regulations, laws, statutes, codes and yes, even conforming to political correctness (or fear being picketed/boycotted by gays, blacks, women, native Americans, etc.).
Then there is the insurance aspect of costs because here in the good ole USA, our judicial system awards millions of dollars to those that don't deserve it, and knowing this, companies usually settle (go away money) before trial costing billions of dollars every year.
Don't forget the shipping costs for exports (better to build a brewery abroad, then to have to ship cases and kegs of beer across the pond).
I won't even get into the past practices of certain unions and their work "demands".
And with all of the above, who in their right mind would want to put their capital at risk for the remote chance of (gasp) making a profit. It really isn't as simple as just saying "Bring back manufacturing"