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KatG    Posted 12-10-2004 at 18:30:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The town I live near has about 4000 pop. give or take a coon dog..lol... Two of the largest employers in the town as outsouced to China...In todays paper one of the two comanys left is closing and laying off 160 folks...Guess where they are going??...China...Guess if folks want a job China might be a good sorce...KatG


RayP(MI)    Posted 12-11-2004 at 16:27:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Montcalm County in Michigan has taken more than our share of lumps the last couple years with several plants closing, including the Electrolux plant that has made refrigerators snice refrigerators have been made - moving to Mexico. almost 3000 good folks laid off. Several other employers have moved or quit including some that made parts for Electrolux. Automotive industry and auto parts are down the drain, several suppliers are cutting way back. Now we get the news that Hitachi is closing their magnet factory, which has been in production since 1952. Can't compete with foreign manufacturers. If there's an economic upturn it's not here.


RB/CT    Posted 12-11-2004 at 06:23:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Blame the politicians for the trade imbalance, and vote accordingly. Myself, I think the economic situation in the US is in dire shape. Good luck to those who lost their jobs, perhaps try the Social Security Disability route if all else fails, for food on the table, and medical care. God bless them.


MikeT    Posted 12-11-2004 at 08:37:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My wife is trying her best to keep our economy afloat!


hay    Posted 12-11-2004 at 03:21:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
we americans demanded cheap consumer goods and the manufacturers responded. we can't have cheap goods and high quality and american made products all at the same time. and i don't think that we will ever see american products dominate the markets again. it simply costs too much now.


tj    Posted 12-11-2004 at 13:10:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Agree agree agree. I have seen folks leave a union meeting demanding some unholy wage for a menial job the head right to the W _Mart??? So we want the highest pay AND the cheapest prices? I don't think it can work like that.


kraigWY    Posted 12-10-2004 at 22:03:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
We can only blame the American consumer who demands china stuff. How many shoppers are buying stuff made in china this time of year.


Tackyzak    Posted 12-11-2004 at 04:09:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't agree. The real problem is workers who want to goof off in school, spend the rest of their life doing simple things like screwing a nut on a bolt, than own huge gas guzzling deadly (to other people) vehicles with 4 wheel drive that is never truly needed while paying a farm's ransom for the peice of junk.


Pitch    Posted 12-11-2004 at 02:03:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know it is no consolation but China's time of super cheap prodution is short in my opinion. Some high muckety muck trade official from the governers office returned from China not long ago and reported that the years of anything goes enviromentally in China are coming to an end. Apparently they have so polluted their environment that it is creating major health problems and they are beginning to institute controls. As a population raises its standard of living the costs of business go up. First it was Europe then the US then Japan,Korea now China is beginning. Where is the next place for expliotation? My bet is Africa in the next 30 to 50 years.


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