most things made in china are crap anyways, and the things that are made in japan, TVs, Radios, computers, well we dont have too much choice there.
I know. I'll eat Thai food this week instead of Chinese.Elvis said:But is it impossible to buy NO CHINESE?
I think the point that you miss is many Americans serious patriots. To you it doesn't matter, to us it matters a lot. I also find it hard to forget and to move on but both the Germans and the Japanese killed a lot of American and English in an attempt to rule the world. I've moved past the hatred but I sure as hell don't want to help them economically take over the world!mccombie_5 said:People get themselves in such a tizzy about this.
You want good quality goods that are cheap? The consumer forced things to be built elsewhere, nobody else, they want cheap prices, they will more often than not buy something for its price over where it was made, and the cheaper items are not home grown.
I have little choice but to buy foreign, and really, as long as I get a good quality product, I dont care where it comes from, because it is likely that parts are made for it everywhere.
Someone mentioned, most of the Japanese and German trucks are built in America. Why? Because Americans want the trucks. Americans buy the trucks. Americans build the trucks. Does this make it German or Japanese? No. It may have been designed in Japan or Germany, but it is American made.
I remember a 1980s BBC series, called Auf Weidersehen Pet. (HardRockCamaro can probably relate to this)
It is about some builders, from the area I am from, going to Germany to earn money building German homes, it was a comedy series, but it hit home alot, after the first two series, no more were made. Then recently, two new series of the program were made, and Mark Knopfler wrote the theme music:
"We're the nomad tribes, travelling boys
In the dust and dirt and the racket and the noise
Drills and hammers, diggers and picks
Mixing concrete, laying bricks
There's English, Irish, Scots, the lot
United Nation's what we've got
Brickies, chippies, every trade
German building, british-made"
Same thign applies to America
That maybe, I dont think patriotism has really got any effect on anyone in the UKRobertCTS said:I think the point that you miss is many Americans serious patriots. To you it doesn't matter, to us it matters a lot. I also find it hard to forget and to move on but both the Germans and the Japanese killed a lot of American and English in an attempt to rule the world. I've moved past the hatred but I sure as hell don't want to help them economically take over the world!
I don't like the fact that I have a friggin' French transmission and a German differential but thank God it's a Cadillac.
My Vectra is a GM car, yet it was built in Germany.....FSU_Noles said:The overlooked fact about "American" foreign car plants is that aside from the salaries the profits go back to the "motherland". Not to mention the huge tax breaks and incentives these companies are given to open their plants in the first place and the fact that they don't "allow" unions provides them with the margins necessary to undercut GM and Ford on their vehicles.
I buy GM and GM only.