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    How does everyone feel about outsourcing? I was thinking about it this weekend after I saw a movie (appropriately called “Outsourced”, anyone else seen it?) about call center outsourcing in India. There’s a line in it where the US manager explains “A lot of Americans are upset about outsourcing” and the Indian call center work retorts “but sir, most of the products they buy are made in China.” I guess that’s my basic opinion on the subject – I buy products made overseas because they are cheaper – therefore I am the driving force behind outsourcing and therefore can’t complain about its effect on US economy and the job market.
     
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    we are the masters of our own demise this is true , sold out for some shinny trinkets and beads from china
     
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    I'm more concerned about in-sourcing... special visas for foreign IT workers (many of whom aren't any better than a smart American high-schooler but who come cheaper than one)... and the continued Republican promotion of illegal immigration as a source of cheap manual labor.
     
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    I'd tariff a "domestic" company that houses a large percentage of it's jobs outside the US like I would any other foreign company being taxed on imports. There are some REAL repercussions in our rural communities when jobs go overseas.


    It;s too bad we don't rally behind the MADE IN THE USA standard anymore.
     
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    Well...

    When's the last time we made something worth buying?

    I look around my house right now, and see almost NOTHING that's "Made in the USA". Maybe what's in my refrigerator, but that's about it. What do YOU have, or buy regularly, that is made in the USA?

    I have an Isuzu "Pup" from the mid-80's with a 100 billion miles on it, that i beat the crap out of pulling an 18 ft. fiberglass bay boat in and out of my nearby river, and it has lasted longer under these conditions than your average Chevy or Ford from the 90's that only gets used for various travel needs. I've also seen Hondas and Toyota's outlast American cars on NUMEROUS occasions throughout my short life.

    I wouldn't buy an American-built car any newer than 1980, and that has absolutely nothing to do with my "patriotism".

    I love the muscle cars from the 60's and 70's...THOSE were real American-made vehicles.

    America doesn't PRODUCE anymore. It doesn't need to. All you gotta do is run a fancy commercial with an old classic rock song that brings back memories of your youth, and they got you hook, line, and sinker.
     
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    I have a 96 olds lss that is, by far, one of the best driving cars i've ever owned.

    The '79 Ranchero was a bad mammajamma too.

    I think it's selling American labor short to insist that foreign products are simply "better". I'm not convinced that chinese goods are better just because they are cheaper. for instance, what quality issues are there when comparing tech and service jobs in America versus those outsourced to India?
     
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    very bad idea and to prove it, look at whats going on with our economy now.
    NAFTA and WTO are the stupidest ideas, and we are suffering from those mistakes.
     
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    That doesn't sound very Right Wing.
     
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    unless of course you really are a conservative and Texan and not left wing fascist blue blood posing as one



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