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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-03-09 06:54 AM
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47. I unearthed a bundt cake pan from the back of the cupboard
the other day. Guess what was printed on it. "Made In the U.S.A." We used to make everything on our shores and there were plenty of good-paying jobs. The tariffs are fine in my mind. If I want to buy a set of Limoges china, I'll pay a little more. Maybe I'll decide to buy Lenox instead. (P.S. I've got a bounty out for a "new old" American made toaster.)
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  -IF free trade ended tomorrow and we re-instituted tariffs Horse with no Name  Feb-02-09 10:40 PM   #0 
  - every retail store  NMDemDist2   Feb-02-09 10:41 PM   #1 
  - We make plenty of clothes, and we burn through far too many. -nt-  ContinentalOp   Feb-02-09 11:45 PM   #24 
  - I think you would be suprised how fast things would start getting made here again...  yourout   Feb-02-09 10:43 PM   #2 
  - it might actually take longer than you think...  dysfunctional press   Feb-02-09 10:48 PM   #6 
  - I have been around factory automation for the last 20+ years and....  yourout   Feb-02-09 10:51 PM   #9 
  - very quickly  Two Americas   Feb-02-09 11:51 PM   #25 
  - Exactly. We (Americans) are caught in this mind set of "needing" our  Greyhound   Feb-03-09 01:17 AM   #34 
     - manipulation of capital  Two Americas   Feb-03-09 01:49 AM   #40 
  - It also might not take AS LONG as YOU think. Detroit retooled in 4  acmavm   Feb-03-09 05:31 AM   #44 
  - Not any time soon...that's for sure. n/t  cynatnite   Feb-02-09 10:50 PM   #8 
  - Yes, things would get made: home-made  Dreamer Tatum   Feb-02-09 10:54 PM   #11 
     - And I suppose all the Titanic needed  razors edge   Feb-02-09 11:05 PM   #14 
        - Where'd you get that crap from?  Dreamer Tatum   Feb-02-09 11:31 PM   #21 
  - No one thinks it would happen overnight  DJ13   Feb-02-09 10:44 PM   #3 
  - It would be hard for a bit , we would be better off in the long run.  rwheeler31   Feb-02-09 10:45 PM   #4 
  - We'd go without a lot of crap for a few months.  Radical Activist   Feb-02-09 10:46 PM   #5 
  - A few months?  cynatnite   Feb-02-09 10:53 PM   #10 
  - there will be financing.  Radical Activist   Feb-02-09 10:58 PM   #12 
  - Banks have to be willing to grant credit and they're not...  cynatnite   Feb-02-09 11:05 PM   #15 
     - that's when we build a new economic system.  Radical Activist   Feb-02-09 11:16 PM   #16 
     - Meanwhile, people starve and get kicked out of their homes...  cynatnite   Feb-02-09 11:20 PM   #17 
     - nah. people are more resourceful than that.  Radical Activist   Feb-02-09 11:27 PM   #19 
        - Not everyone is Laura Ingalls or Grizzly Adams...  cynatnite   Feb-02-09 11:28 PM   #20 
           - it has been done before  Radical Activist   Feb-02-09 11:34 PM   #22 
           - Yes, done in Argentina...  cynatnite   Feb-02-09 11:41 PM   #23 
              - ok debbie downer.  Radical Activist   Feb-03-09 01:20 AM   #37 
           - So your solution is to keep Americans wholly dependent..  girl gone mad   Feb-03-09 01:04 AM   #31 
           - Better management and not allowing them to get so big is a start...  cynatnite   Feb-03-09 01:13 AM   #33 
           - There's something you can do  JuniperLea   Feb-06-09 07:03 PM   #58 
     - You'd be surprised at how many venture capitalists there are...  JuniperLea   Feb-06-09 07:02 PM   #57 
     - lincoln financed the start of the civil war on greenbacks so he wouldn't have to borrow from  Hannah Bell   Feb-03-09 12:22 AM   #29 
  - You have to understand two things, the banks do not own the money,  Greyhound   Feb-03-09 01:25 AM   #38 
  - My thoughts exactly.  Horse with no Name   Feb-02-09 11:01 PM   #13 
  - it would be better to phase them in so Americans could start up companies to produce the items  Motown_Johnny   Feb-02-09 10:48 PM   #7 
  - I agree with this.  ColbertWatcher   Feb-02-09 11:24 PM   #18 
  - DAMMIT! Go Shop at Good Will, Salvation Army, Vietnam Vets, Thrift Stores, Consignment Stores  KoKo   Feb-02-09 11:53 PM   #26 
  - there are only two things I miss moving from the Big City to my tiny town  NMDemDist2   Feb-03-09 12:00 AM   #27 
  - Gas Prices are down...big time...make it a weekend Fund Trip to nearest City  KoKo   Feb-03-09 12:13 AM   #28 
  - Been doing that for years  Horse with no Name   Feb-03-09 05:24 AM   #42 
  - Good thing this will never happen  taught_me_patience   Feb-03-09 12:59 AM   #30 
  - No. The credit bubble increased our quality of life.  girl gone mad   Feb-03-09 01:07 AM   #32 
  - The credit bubble has not affected my life one iota  taught_me_patience   Feb-03-09 01:19 AM   #35 
  - How do you think alll of the companies that make televisions..  girl gone mad   Feb-03-09 04:34 AM   #41 
     - That's called the normal course of business  taught_me_patience   Feb-03-09 11:22 AM   #48 
        - If you buy or sell ANYTHING you are participating in it. Derf.  Runcible Spoon   Feb-03-09 11:36 AM   #51 
           - Please explain your position.  taught_me_patience   Feb-03-09 11:46 AM   #52 
  - Good point!  Raksha   Feb-03-09 01:20 AM   #36 
  - Bingo. You are correct.  Horse with no Name   Feb-03-09 05:26 AM   #43 
  - No. Real wages fall as our trade deficit increases.  Radical Activist   Feb-03-09 01:35 AM   #39 
  - Correlation does not equal causation.  taught_me_patience   Feb-03-09 11:24 AM   #49 
     - Oh give me a break.  Radical Activist   Feb-03-09 12:15 PM   #53 
     - The "owners" of the machines could have contracts taken out on them  eridani   Feb-06-09 09:47 PM   #61 
  - Let's start with something easy  Horse with no Name   Feb-03-09 05:59 AM   #45 
  - Our export industries would collapse, when other countries raised their tariffs in response.  pampango   Feb-03-09 06:48 AM   #46 
  - I unearthed a bundt cake pan from the back of the cupboard  Vinca   Feb-03-09 06:54 AM   #47 
  - If we re-instituted tariffs nobody would be able to afford to shop at dollar stores or Walmart.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Feb-03-09 11:27 AM   #50 
  - Sure they would......wages would also go up.  yourout   Feb-03-09 05:49 PM   #54 
  - We don't need 80% of the crap we buy anyway  JuniperLea   Feb-06-09 07:06 PM   #59 
  - they would always be around..or at least for a while  mdmc   Feb-06-09 06:54 PM   #55 
  - We should reinstate them.  W_HAMILTON   Feb-06-09 06:58 PM   #56 
  - Quit the WTO, end NAFTA, CAFTA, DAFTA, and NAPTHA  DainBramaged   Feb-06-09 07:07 PM   #60 

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