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10-09-2008, 11:09 PM #1
America - forced back to it's roots?
It's not political, it's rather simple. America used to produce the majority of products it used. Globalization brought on a cheaper, easier way to get more, faster, cheaper, easier. America in general used outsourcing to fund it's greed for the bottom dollar. American's suffered and prospered at the same time, in different ways.
Now America cannot afford to continue feeding other countries, it must feed itself. It may be cheaper to hire someone half a world away to answer a phone, but that money has to go back into American's pockets now.
America must build it's own pre-fabricated furniture. American's must invest in America by purchasing products made in America. Don't like the products? Tough...... do you like having land to put them on? Suck it up and invest in America. Use your voice to demand quality in exchange for your support.
Greed. That's the bottom line. Someone used to find a phone on the desk beside them and turn it into the front desk or put an ad in the paper. Now they take it home, sell it on ebay to someone who will buy it only to find it is reported stolen, and ignore the buyer when they complain. The people are just as greedy as the corporations they condemn.
America quit working and got obese. American's turned in their factory jobs for desk jobs. The asian labor in the factories (where they are still skinny and work 14 hours a day) replaced the need for Americans to GET OFF THEIR AZZ. Let America open up their factories once more and produce their products. Let America work themselves thin again..... hell, just let them work again.
In short America, put down the greed and pick up the helpful spirit again. Gain a little pride in your country instead of condemning it all the time with your words about everything that is wrong with it. You might have to get off your azz to do it, but everything will be better if you do.
10-10-2008, 12:50 AM #2
thats a lot to ask of america . but what u missed out was that america should stop going to war with every god damn country it can find. first of all america needs to improve its "police of the world" image to a more benevolent one. everyone knows that when america decides to help any country it is usually in exchange for something more (mostly natural resources).
america is slowly becoming into colonial britain. in any country that american soldiers land they just stay there. its a contemporary version of colonialism, i am not sure whether the english dictionary has cioned a word for it yet (hint hint).
as u said, i think americans need to return more to the core values of being a human rather than looking at everything as dollars and percentages.
oh by the way i am not an american
10-10-2008, 10:47 PM #3
10-10-2008, 10:51 PM #4
all this rhetoric is giving me a headache.
10-11-2008, 12:04 AM #5
The problem with only buying American products is the fact that we would all own nothing at this point. Computers, cars, tvs, clothing... This needs to be government mandated for it to have a prayer of a chance to work. yes we need to make outselves heard, but it is LAWS that will start the change. Something as simple as a HUGE outsourcing tax would do wonders in getting things started...------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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10-11-2008, 08:22 AM #6
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10-11-2008, 08:46 AM #7
I think Irkutsk is the better bet.
10-12-2008, 03:31 AM #8
Happy Noodle boy: I really wish that the real world was like the game world. Then we would all be living "invincible mode" lives with unlimited ammunition and dont have to worry about earning our daily meal. But in real world the enemy has a tendency to usually attack with more vengenance, hatred and determination
10-12-2008, 03:40 AM #9
protectionism is not the answer. It will not only reduce productivity in America, it will also result in far bigger problems than the ones that America (and the rest of the world, by association) is suffering from.
10-12-2008, 09:10 AM #10
Americans have been living on credit for too long as well.
10-12-2008, 12:43 PM #11
the problem is that all the money spent on wars is being absorbed by American defence companies who build your bullets, missiles and tanks. These wars allow American companies to bid on contracts to rebuild infrastructure, manage oil fields and basically take in more money at the expense of tax payer dollars and lives. Sad truth but its the world we live in and don't expect the government to do much to change the way it is.
10-12-2008, 12:49 PM #12
unlockme: that is what i tried to say in my earlier post too. the american govt.'s trigger-happy attitude and using war as a disguise of making more dollars by sucking poorer countries dry as well as wasting tax payers money is one of the reasons behind the huge monetary deficit.
10-12-2008, 02:03 PM #13
saifeeab: glad to hear we are in agreement. I feel that the country and it's system is just a front for those who are in power/control the ebb and flow of capital. Citizens are tools used in war and at home through taxation. And anyone who believes republicans are sincere in lowering taxes is ignorant to the fact that it's just a ploy to win votes. our conservative government is doing the same thing here in canada, trying to win votes by lowering taxes. personally i can live with the taxes i just want someone who really cares about his/her country and the people within it to be in power. our current prime minister (stephen harper-conservative) has a campaign slogan of "we're better off with Harper". my question is what the hell is better off and why would we want better off. seriously.
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