Are we loosing more then gaining?

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  1. Firehorse
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    I drove resently from Charlette, NC to Mobile, AL and during that drive I passed a BMW factory (Greer, SC) a Kia factory (Lagrange, GA) a Hyundai factory (Hope Hull, AL) ... That's three auto makers from other countries along that route that have brought jobs to the US

    Now I know that these economic times are hard with high unemployment, I'm not asking about ressesion job loss, I'm talking about the so called "out sourced" jobs to Chona and India ... Aren't we also benifiting from jobs in Germany, Japan and Korea being "out sourced" to our country?

    I know of other auto factories here Mercedes and Nissan in KY for example.

    In the cases of these manufacturers, are they "made in America"?
     
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    I will never buy a car from a foreign owned company no matter how many 12.67/hr. jobs they provide at plants in America. Never gonna happen.
     
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    I will never buy a car from any American car company who has manufacturing plants outside of the United States. I guess that eliminates ALL "American" car companies.

    So I'm sure "Shogun" can provide links to his claim of "12.67/hr. jobs" at foreign-operated car plants in the United States, right?
     
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    interesting position

    When Chrysler owned Mercedes, had you the money, would you have concidered a Mercedes then?
     
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    Unions man...UNIONS...
     
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    What do you do when, the manufacturer is foreign, parts are made in America and production is in America, or the manufacturer is American but production is in Mexico and parts are made in Japan?
     
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    I hadn't heard of all those foreign car companies investing in America, firehorse. It's a smart move considering the costs of shipping tonnage to get cars from there to here.

    I still like my Chevy truck, though. :D
     
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    That's my point.

    People crying about out sourcing jobs (rightfully so ... I guess) yet we are benifiting from the exact same thing. I haven't seen a Sony TV factory, but I'm sure there is a few here someplace.

    Those auto manufacture jobs are here, the dealers are here, the transports are here ... The only money that isn't is the "profit" ... But isn't the employment of all those workers worth anything?

    Shogun would buy a Ford that has "out sourced" a factory to another nation, but he won't by a Nissan that has "in sourced" a factory here .... Which company is more pro-American?
     
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    But the question remains? WHY are the jobs outsourced?

    Government Taxation, Regulation, and UNION labor.

    Figure it out.
     
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    What does "loosing" mean?
     

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