At any rate, while it can safely be said, not much is actually made in America anymore, I will still choose an American nameplate over any other!
Let me tell you, I just bought a nice,warm pair of gloves for $7.99 (made in China), and I thought to my self, $7.99, that's cheap for a nice pair of gloves . . . I am sure I would have had to pay maybe $20 for a nice pair of gloves like these had they still be made in Canada. . . and with the things are today . . . I think I would go out and pay the $20 if I knew it was protecting domestic jobs.
The prices we pay for cheaper made imported products, is no consolation for the lose of jobs at home. Sure if the only jobs left at home are at the burger kings. donut shops and Walmarts, we need to be buying imported stuff made by people forced to work the $3/day.
Wow - the USA has lifted it's embargo on Haitian made clothing, big effort to help their economy and making jobs for the poor, but wow, they can earn $4/day, a lot more than nothing?
I was looking at authentic Olympic 2010 souvenier clothing at The Bay this weekend, not one piece "made in Canada" Imagine - China the supplier of Team Canada's uniforms? There was even a simple white T-shirt, with the motto "CANADIAN MADE" boldly screened on the front . . . the label "made in China". Just seems very wrong.
We embraced the cheaper made Japanese cars in the beginning, then the Koreans, and the products grew better to meet out demands . . . now wait until we start to welcome cars made in China and India . . . there won't be enough 7/11's in all of Michigan to support all the out of work autoworkers, but atleast cars will be cheap enough for of our out of workers.