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135. Well the workers in Ohio that work at Whirlpool don't average $20 an hour but it still cost the same
Just wanted to let you know that. I agree totally with your premise! I know the people who work in Ohio work their butts off to keep the company here and have been told if they don't they are moving to Mexico.
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  -A washing machine made in the U.S.A. by american workers at $20.00 an hour . pwb  Sep-30-10 04:39 PM   #0 
  - Welcome to greedynomics 101.  Arctic Dave   Sep-30-10 04:40 PM   #1 
  - You figured it out. It's not about lowering costs, it's about raising profits.  SharonAnn   Sep-30-10 06:10 PM   #29 
     - What you describe is INNOVATION  txlibdem   Oct-01-10 06:52 AM   #68 
     - And quite a bit about creating economic uncertainty and insecurity ...  krkaufman   Oct-01-10 09:38 AM   #102 
  - Yup, yup and yup.  Brickbat   Sep-30-10 04:40 PM   #2 
  - The purpose of a company is to make a profit  Synicus Maximus   Sep-30-10 06:48 PM   #38 
     - Yep and that works great untill you have no more customers due to the lack of jobs!  sce56   Oct-01-10 02:04 AM   #56 
     - But they sell the same machine in foreign markets for LESS. Just like drugs  loudsue   Oct-01-10 08:17 AM   #89 
     - Globalism gives them a great workaround for that  EstimatedProphet   Oct-01-10 12:59 PM   #127 
        - Reach around, you mean.  herbm   Oct-01-10 04:20 PM   #139 
     - Thus endeth the lie that the rich are needed to produce JOBS.  WinkyDink   Oct-01-10 03:16 AM   #60 
     - It was not always that way.  fasttense   Oct-01-10 06:54 AM   #69 
     - Nice wish, but legally not true.  Daemonaquila   Oct-01-10 10:19 AM   #110 
        - The lie of corporate personhood is what needs to be rolled back.  Vincardog   Oct-01-10 11:44 AM   #123 
     - Therein lies the problem.  dotymed   Oct-01-10 07:08 AM   #75 
     - No longer. It's to make a select few stupendously wealthy,  Ikonoklast   Oct-01-10 11:11 AM   #119 
     - That definition has to change.  Vincardog   Oct-01-10 11:41 AM   #122 
     - at the expense of all else apparently.  AllyCat   Oct-01-10 04:25 PM   #141 
  - What washing machine is made in America?  Winterblues   Sep-30-10 04:41 PM   #3 
  - Yes, and where can I buy one? (n/t)  klook   Sep-30-10 04:44 PM   #5 
  - None that I know of.  Jamastiene   Sep-30-10 04:44 PM   #6 
  - Marion, Ohio Whirlpool plant make top load washers! Wow, they need America's business!  Divine Discontent   Oct-01-10 02:35 AM   #58 
  - Bosch appliances are made in New Bern, NC  Esse Quam Videri   Oct-01-10 07:42 AM   #82 
  - My mother has a Bosch washer, dryer and  SnowCritter   Oct-01-10 07:59 AM   #85 
  - My dishwasher (kitchen aid) broke after 20 years and I'm getting a Bosch  Botany   Oct-01-10 08:06 AM   #88 
  - Thank you.  Jamastiene   Oct-01-10 11:16 AM   #121 
  - GE Makes Washers in Louisville  jojog   Oct-01-10 09:43 AM   #103 
  - You can't think of anything manufactured in the US  LTX   Oct-01-10 10:54 AM   #115 
  - Some very high end ones are.  Brickbat   Sep-30-10 04:48 PM   #9 
  - Probably none, But they use to be made here.  pwb   Sep-30-10 04:48 PM   #10 
  - Staber Washing Machines are made in America..  Ozymanithrax   Sep-30-10 04:59 PM   #16 
  - Researched them... tons of issues and complaints...  ReverendDeuce   Sep-30-10 07:47 PM   #44 
  - I bought my Maytag washer -- used -- 25 years ago. It runs beautifully.  JDPriestly   Oct-01-10 01:29 AM   #53 
  - I wans't advertising for Staber...just noting that they were made here...  Ozymanithrax   Sep-30-10 09:45 PM   #46 
  - I own one. Ingenious design. Zero problems. Uses very little water per load.  Agony   Oct-01-10 01:14 AM   #52 
  - Actually, quite a few are.  BlueCheese   Sep-30-10 05:01 PM   #18 
  - Thanks for the info  underpants   Sep-30-10 06:14 PM   #32 
  - Here are some more...  Little Star   Sep-30-10 06:40 PM   #37 
  - Thanks for the recommendations  theHandpuppet   Oct-01-10 08:02 AM   #86 
  - ....  ingac70   Oct-01-10 06:24 AM   #66 
  - Amana  elleng   Oct-01-10 07:17 AM   #76 
  - Mine is, but it's an older commercial machine.  tridim   Oct-01-10 11:06 AM   #117 
  - K & R  littlewolf   Sep-30-10 04:43 PM   #4 
  - Once a cheap-labor Repuke gets a taste of those greedy profits...  Blue Owl   Sep-30-10 04:44 PM   #7 
  - Thank you!!!!!!  femrap   Sep-30-10 04:48 PM   #8 
  - on one of my blogs. we ccalled them low wage republikans  pansypoo53219   Oct-01-10 10:21 AM   #111 
  - You thought that was to protect CONSUMERS???  Taverner   Sep-30-10 04:49 PM   #11 
  - Maytag moved to Mexico around 2004, ruining the  murielm99   Sep-30-10 04:50 PM   #12 
  - Everything is crap today. I bought a Maytag when I was  virgogal   Sep-30-10 05:01 PM   #17 
  - Bought a Maytag washer & dryer 30 years ago. Still going strong.  Demit   Sep-30-10 05:32 PM   #25 
  - Maytag was an astonishing product. A 30 year old machine. Wow !  virgogal   Sep-30-10 05:52 PM   #27 
     - In 1971 I bought a refurbished laundromat Speed Queen  SoCalDem   Sep-30-10 09:48 PM   #47 
        - Of course  dotymed   Oct-01-10 07:22 AM   #80 
        - I think that is a mischaricterization  quakerboy   Oct-01-10 10:23 AM   #112 
        - The HD stuff I used was the same price  laundry_queen   Oct-01-10 01:25 PM   #131 
        - isn't that the truth?  laundry_queen   Oct-01-10 01:23 PM   #130 
  - My mother raised 8 kids, had one Maytag for at least 30 years, maybe longer.  SharonAnn   Sep-30-10 06:13 PM   #31 
     - God,she has me beaten. Good luck with your machines.  virgogal   Sep-30-10 06:53 PM   #40 
  - I remember when there were small appliance repair shops in towns  Mimosa   Sep-30-10 05:03 PM   #19 
  - And when I was a kid, my dream was  RoccoR5955   Oct-01-10 10:24 AM   #113 
  - Bought my Maytag washer when I bought my house, 27 years ago.  Hekate   Sep-30-10 06:23 PM   #33 
  - you and my mom both  davidinalameda   Oct-01-10 10:38 AM   #114 
  - What exactly went wrong with your Maytag that it needed to be junked? (NT)  Tesha   Sep-30-10 06:30 PM   #34 
  - The main seal broke.  murielm99   Oct-01-10 01:34 AM   #54 
     - Well, main seals can be fixed, but they're right, sometimes it's not worth it.  Tesha   Oct-01-10 04:50 AM   #61 
  - where's the money in that! i have noticed how cheaply things are made as well.  ejpoeta   Oct-01-10 05:11 AM   #62 
  - GE did the same thing to Bloomington, IN not long ago  PVnRT   Oct-01-10 06:55 AM   #70 
  - GE is still in Bloomington  jojog   Oct-01-10 09:47 AM   #105 
  - Planned Obsolescence.  dotymed   Oct-01-10 07:19 AM   #77 
  - It's been happening for a long time.  freebrew   Oct-01-10 01:09 PM   #128 
  - Yes!  laundry_queen   Oct-01-10 01:21 PM   #129 
  - Why are you so certain the American made washer made a profit? nt  hack89   Sep-30-10 04:54 PM   #13 
  - That is funny.  pwb   Sep-30-10 04:58 PM   #15 
     - Do you have an actual answer?  hack89   Sep-30-10 07:17 PM   #41 
        - Seriously?  jeff47   Oct-01-10 07:21 AM   #79 
           - Without lowering their labor costs by relocating their production facilities?  hack89   Oct-01-10 11:06 AM   #116 
              - So clearly you didn't bother thinking about it.  jeff47   Oct-02-10 08:58 PM   #143 
  - Congratulations. You have discovered oneof the main reasons for off shoring jobs... n/t  Ozymanithrax   Sep-30-10 04:56 PM   #14 
  - I agree we should buy American when possible.  BlueCheese   Sep-30-10 05:03 PM   #20 
  - It's not your OPINION! It's a documentable fact:  Toucano   Sep-30-10 05:08 PM   #21 
  - And no trickle-down ever will.  Withywindle   Sep-30-10 11:47 PM   #50 
  - I am 50 (almost)  dotymed   Oct-01-10 07:31 AM   #81 
  - "Trickle down" was one of the greatest hoaxes perpetuated on the American people.  KansDem   Oct-01-10 09:18 AM   #97 
  - Trickle down works sometimes.  AnArmyVeteran   Oct-01-10 04:27 PM   #142 
  - Still Made in the USA  supernova   Sep-30-10 05:14 PM   #22 
  - Speed Queen -- ALL MADE IN WISCONSIN  Autumn Colors   Sep-30-10 05:24 PM   #23 
  - Thanks!  B Calm   Sep-30-10 05:48 PM   #26 
  - Check out the price of cars!  rubberducky   Sep-30-10 05:28 PM   #24 
  - Both my 20-year-old American made Zenith TVs still work, albeit with digital converters!  DailyGrind51   Sep-30-10 06:08 PM   #28 
  - Greedy CEO's are entitled to the price spread...  JuniperLea   Sep-30-10 06:13 PM   #30 
  - Increasing profits is THE REASON why corps use overseas, underpaid workers.  BrklynLiberal   Sep-30-10 06:30 PM   #35 
  - Increasing profits is THE REASON why corps use overseas, underpaid workers.  BrklynLiberal   Sep-30-10 06:30 PM   #36 
  - You can say that again n/t  Canuckistanian   Sep-30-10 09:44 PM   #45 
  - Any link?  treestar   Sep-30-10 06:49 PM   #39 
  - Could just as easily indicate...  Davis_X_Machina   Sep-30-10 07:19 PM   #42 
  - Sorry, but I was a social worker, and never made $20 per hour. nt  old mark   Sep-30-10 07:39 PM   #43 
  - Then you should have been paid more - $20 hr < $42,000 yr  bread_and_roses   Oct-01-10 07:01 AM   #73 
     - I worked for the commonwealth of PA, Democrat Ed Rendell, Governor. I was an AFSCME  old mark   Oct-01-10 09:33 AM   #101 
  - I've Got A Story For You...........From The FIFTIES!!!  ChoppinBroccoli   Sep-30-10 10:52 PM   #48 
  - No...you miss the larger reason for removing the screws.  Moostache   Oct-01-10 12:56 PM   #126 
  - Great story! But that was a couple generations of management ago.  moondust   Oct-01-10 02:12 PM   #133 
  - Some Bosch DISH-washing machines are made in America (N, Carolina)  Land Shark   Sep-30-10 11:25 PM   #49 
  - What about GE dishwashers?  pipi_k   Oct-01-10 09:30 AM   #100 
  - GE makes Diswashers in Louisville  jojog   Oct-01-10 09:49 AM   #106 
  - My brother has one of those. I went with a Fischer-Paykel  davidwparker   Oct-01-10 02:30 PM   #134 
  - Oops. You weren't supposed to notice, or noticing, you weren't supposed to believe it. n/t  Greyhound   Oct-01-10 12:31 AM   #51 
  - Tappan microwave oven  IHR   Oct-01-10 01:59 AM   #55 
  - Capitalism is not about what is good for the people, Capitalism is about profits. Period.  liberation   Oct-01-10 02:16 AM   #57 
  - Yea, not the best idea.  RandomThoughts   Oct-01-10 02:38 AM   #59 
  - Tax breaks should only apply to goods made in the USA.  TexasObserver   Oct-01-10 05:19 AM   #63 
  - Banks have rigged the system, cause now the US can't get a loan  JCMach1   Oct-01-10 05:20 AM   #64 
  - 100% agreement...nt  Enthusiast   Oct-01-10 06:14 AM   #65 
  - The answer - CEOs are paid 275X what their workers are paid.  urgk   Oct-01-10 06:45 AM   #67 
  - CEO's are the tail of the dog.  blindpig   Oct-01-10 07:06 AM   #74 
     - Sadly and quite often that CEO is a Board Director..................  Bonhomme Richard   Oct-01-10 09:14 AM   #96 
  - and doesn't last as long as it used to.  greenbird   Oct-01-10 06:57 AM   #71 
  - Hubby and I just donated our washer and dryer to a place that fixes them up.  Maat   Oct-01-10 04:05 PM   #136 
  - That, my friend, is capitalism -  TBF   Oct-01-10 06:59 AM   #72 
  - I get the L. L. Bean catalog because I used to buy stuff from them.  Vinca   Oct-01-10 07:21 AM   #78 
  - Get this.... Our washer and dryer  4_TN_TITANS   Oct-01-10 07:45 AM   #83 
  - The point...  ElboRuum   Oct-01-10 07:48 AM   #84 
  - Hammer meet nail. n/t  4_TN_TITANS   Oct-01-10 08:25 AM   #92 
  - It's about the corps making more money while at the same time, lowering our standard of living...  Javaman   Oct-01-10 08:03 AM   #87 
  - I look at this a little differently.  snappyturtle   Oct-01-10 08:24 AM   #90 
  - I'd like to point out something on the subject of washers & dryers  david_vincent   Oct-01-10 08:25 AM   #91 
  - I don't even think there is a market for dryers in Europe  eilen   Oct-01-10 09:25 AM   #98 
  - Rain is free too.  mwooldri   Oct-01-10 10:16 AM   #109 
  - Washer/dryer combinations - still being made and sold.  mwooldri   Oct-01-10 10:14 AM   #108 
  - It's 100% about profits.  uncommon   Oct-01-10 08:28 AM   #93 
  - 130 recs  reggie the dog   Oct-01-10 08:52 AM   #94 
  - i have 3 words. greed, greed, greed.  DesertFlower   Oct-01-10 09:08 AM   #95 
  - Because, as all Economics 101 students can tell you, the price is determined ...  krkaufman   Oct-01-10 09:29 AM   #99 
  - X-ACT-LEE  uponit7771   Oct-01-10 09:47 AM   #104 
  - Wassamatta? You don't see the advantage to having bi-lingual appliances? nt  RaleighNCDUer   Oct-01-10 10:03 AM   #107 
  - American workers vs. offshore workers  90-percent   Oct-01-10 11:08 AM   #118 
  - You are wrong. The mexican made washer only costs $500  Freddie Stubbs   Oct-01-10 11:15 AM   #120 
  - We buy washing machine for less, sell wheat to Mexican worker  Cicada   Oct-01-10 11:44 AM   #124 
  - I wrote my Republican Senators  toppertwot   Oct-01-10 12:29 PM   #125 
  - It is not. And it is why I have very much limited my  davidwparker   Oct-01-10 02:10 PM   #132 
  - Well the workers in Ohio that work at Whirlpool don't average $20 an hour but it still cost the same  1776Forever   Oct-01-10 03:24 PM   #135 
  - Case in point, Levi's Straus Jeans  Ticonderoga   Oct-01-10 04:16 PM   #137 
  - Which is why I made a lifestyle change  revolution breeze   Oct-01-10 04:17 PM   #138 
  - That's right. I've complained to companies that used to make things here in the US  AllyCat   Oct-01-10 04:22 PM   #140 
 

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