Does ‘Made in America’ mean anything anymore?

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On radio this morning, Glenn explained how the phrase ‘Made in America’ can’t really be trusted anymore. American businesses are outsourcing their labor and materials because of the incredibly cheap labor found in other parts of the world, while it becomes less and less attractive for companies to do business in America. What makes doing business here so expensive? And what is Glenn doing to change it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/rigoberto.serrano.39 Pachy Serrano

    We need to go back and ask that Q to the killer of our manufacturing jobs in America, Mr. Ronald Reagan and our glorious American Corporations . . . We love Capitalism, so take that!

  • ken.

    made in america by illegal aliens.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah. Those jeans cost $129 dollars. Who can afford that?

  • Anonymous

    We are experiencing the same thing with our company as we make everything here. The only parts not made here are the parts that we cannot find in the U.S.A. We have had investors who right away want to take our manufacturing overseas, but we turn them down. We are proud that our products are made in the U.S.A. and designed by a Navy Veteran! And we may have less profit margin, but we are assured of the quality and proud that we can say, “Made In The U.S.A”!  Brukus Motorcycle Parts – http://brukus.com 

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    We
    need to go back and ask that Q to the killer of our manufacturing jobs
    in America, Mr. Ronald Reagan and our glorious American Corporations . .
    . We love Capitalism, so take that!

  • Anonymous

    I still look for items Made in America.  I give up things I don’t
    need so an American can have a job. No Congressman or
    business will ever tell any of us that those jobs are not coming
    back.  They aren’t!

    We are in so much debt.  Much of the job hiring now is part
    time.  I know people who are being laid off or who have had
    their hours cut because of Obamacare.  
    With the 17 trillion dollars we owe other countries and with
    the unfunded mandates of Social Security, especially Medicare,
    and Medicaid to the tune of 95 trillion dollars,  who is going to
    pay for all of this when no one has any money.   Are we going
    to collapse as a nation?

    Pray for God to help us.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry, Pachey Serrano, to burst your bubble about Ronald
    Reagan taking away jobs.  It was Bill Clinton and the 
    Republican Congress who passed Nafta and Gatt and I
    believe George Bush Jr. signed the Cafta Agreement, and
    I believe Barack Obama also signed a Trade Agreement.
    Put the blame where it belongs.
    These idiots should all be impeached.
    If we go down as a nation, they will go down with us.
    God help us.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry, Pachey Serrano, to burst your bubble about Ronald
    Reagan taking away jobs.  It was Bill Clinton and the 
    Republican Congress who passed Nafta and Gatt and I
    believe George Bush Jr. signed the Cafta Agreement, and
    I believe Barack Obama also signed a Trade Agreement.
    Put the blame where it belongs.
    These idiots should all be impeached.
    If we go down as a nation, they will go down with us.
    God help us.

  • Anonymous

    It matters a lot I was a journeyman carpenter for 28yrs
    Jose’ Pedro Juan etc now do your home for you enjoy what you get AMERICA for 1/3 of the price great work they do    (NOT)

  • Anonymous

    You never give up do you Pachy, we can always expect the same drivel and you can always expect the same schooling. Manufacturing was being chased out of the US by Unions long before Ronald Reagan. First textiles, then rubber, then steel, and now the continuation of Automotive. Its all the same. Government regulations, big unions, and their Democrat cronies promising them more and more for votes that cannot be paid that you adamantly support has chased jobs overseas so companies can compete. Good job Liberal.

  • mspatdev

     I agree with you. I keep asking the same questions of who is going to pay for more government spending when no one is working? obammy has more taxes and everything on small businesses that it isn’t worth having anymore. The big companies are laying lots and lots of people off. obammycare is making sure that people don’t work 40+ hours anymore. They all have to be part time now. If you travel to work and spend about a 1/2 hour or more on the road, that won’t be any good. There is a lot of people leaving the USA and going to other countries to work and live. They will not be sending their money back for taxes. WHAT A MESS obammy, czars/cabinet members, socialist, communist, muslim, jihards, hitler, markist, valerie, soros, axelrod, holder, etc has created for our beautiful country. They will rot in hell.

  • dan morell

    30 years of residential finish carpentry in mid-high end homes. Done right, Done non union for prevailing carpenter wages. European family tree. Just saying.Non union does not mean low cost and quality contrary to union carpenter self inflated opinion.

  • Anonymous

    Dan just so I can clear this up for you I never spoke of any union I was high end residential trim& custom cabinetry  Oh and Danny I was just stating a true comment about MADE IN AMERICA and just so you can feel better did I mention that I was SELF employed no I didn’t but because you think you have me in a bottle oh and 7 people’s families also depended on me !
    To sum it up for you Jesus (NOT) self inflated stupidity is something you seem to be guilty of by judging me by such a short post .
    REMEMBER THE TRUTH HAS NO AGENDA
    I say good day Danny now go to work !

  • ScienceWorks

    There are already reasonably priced American made jeans on the market. The 1791 jeans are a ripoff.

  • Guest

    So you can’t afford quality, made in the USA jeans.  Get a job.

  • Guest

    Do you have something to say, here’s the place to do it?

    http://theconservativepush.webs.com/apps/blog/show/31386829-our-unity

  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.arnold.969 Matt Arnold

    As consumers we should always try to get the best value for money.  I see no value in paying a premium for the same product which can be produced elsewhere for cheaper.  In paying that premium one is only propping up the corrupt government that has forced that premium to exist.  An Indian rupee will go much further in India than it will in the US – wages may be higher in the US but so are expenses – it’s inflation!

  • Anonymous

    Nice plug for your jean’s Glenn.  There are a few boutique jean manufacturers in America, but they’re extremely expensive.  Even fully automated plants for making jeans just ten years ago could not compete with low cost labor of China, India, Jordan, Vietnam.  If your solution is for Americans to pay more for American stuff, then America must choose to do with less because they can buy four pair of Chinese jeans for every American pair.  Judging by the success of Target and Walmart, Americans aren’t interested in paying more.