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ProfessionalLeftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 03:16 PM
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10 States losing the most jobs to China
China is taking American jobs, labor unions, politicians and economists, have accused for some time. The logic is simple. While a manufacturing job in the U.S. may pay $50 an hour, when salary and benefits are factored in, Chinese factory laborers make little more than a few hundred dollars a month.

With American companies moving operations to China and international companies preferring the cheaper Chinese-made goods, the Economic Policy Institute found the U.S. lost 2.8 million jobs in the past decade. While all states have been affected, 24/7 Wall St. looked at the ten states that lost the most jobs to China.

Over the past decade, American imports from China have grown much more than what the country has been able to export into it, causing a massive loss of jobs. Between 2001 and 2010, the trade deficit with China eliminated or displaced 2.8 million jobs, the EPI noted in a paper released this month. As would be expected, 1.9 million of those jobs, or nearly 70%, were in manufacturing, the EPI found. The greatest damage occurred in the computer and electronic parts industry, as well as several finished manufactured goods sectors such as apparel and motor vehicles and parts.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/22/10-states-losi...
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 03:19 PM
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1. the problem is that americans buy stuff made in china then whine about lost jobs nt
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Pigheaded Donating Member (150 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 03:23 PM
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2. Because they are cheaper
And most folks don't care.

PH
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 05:25 PM
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14. They will, but after it's too late
After their dog is poisoned with melamine, after their house has to be condemned for drywall leaking sulfur, after the kid gets lead poisoning from his toys.
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Politicalboi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 03:26 PM
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3. We're Number ONE California!
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jaysunb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 03:57 PM
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7. Plus, they've all moved here....n/t
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qb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 03:39 PM
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4. They're mostly blue states - I guess that explains why Repukes don't give a shit.
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subterranean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 04:21 PM
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11. At least 4 of the 10 states are "red"
Texas, Florida, North Carolina and Georgia
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 03:39 PM
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5. Ohio #8 n/t
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 03:57 PM
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8. And who worked as the U.S. trade rep. under W bush and
..... helped to outsource jobs?

Ohio's new senator Rob Portman.

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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 03:42 PM
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6. Some companies get Chinese 'artists' to copy the works of American 'creators'
Edited on Fri Sep-23-11 03:43 PM by Mimosa
This kind of stuff was made easy by the internet web. BUT it could be discouraged by tax policies and international copyright laws.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 04:06 PM
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9. How's that Texas Miracle working for ya, Perry? You're number 2 in lost jobs. nt
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 04:16 PM
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10. Recommend
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Dragonfli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 05:16 PM
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12. More Free Trade NOW!111!!!!!!! PASS THE JOBS BILL!!1
http://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/110905_job...


(how can the American worker go wrong when the POTUS uses Chamber of Commerce recommended policies?) :sarcasm:
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 05:18 PM
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13. I also noticed these are 10 of the most populous states
probably why they are losing more jobs than other states - more people working there.
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