"Teej" wrote in message
As consumers, we have been told to keep Americans working and buy
American. At the same time we are told this, companies are picking up
and moving overseas or across the border. The more they move and put
Americans out of jobs, the more is published about keep buying American.
It's corporate greed.
I live outside a city that used to be called the Rubber Capital of the
World. Akron, Ohio. It is nothing like the boom times, a depressed area
with very few blue collar jobs that pay a livable wage. Tire plants
South of Akron is HQ for Hoover Corp. They are shutting down production
in Canton, where workers were making in the $18-22 per hr, moving
production to Texas and Mexico, where workers will make between
something like $11-13 per hr in Texas, and across the border $2.50 per
East of Akron was Lordstown GM plant, so much for those days.
North of Akron in Cleveland area, Ford Motor in Northfield and Parma,
Parma jobs are gone soon.
Steel Plants in Youngstown, Cleveland, Canton gone.
Along with this was the trucking companies that used to line the
highways, with high paying jobs all around. Gone
When we as consumers tell the companies HQed in the U.S.A. but
manufacturer more across our borders and overseas, that we had enough
and to shut them all down. We will see change, there are investors
knocking on the door that want to see this happen. We will survive.
You may not remember the days when GM blamed cheap Japanese steel on
their bodies rusting out, it was GM that specified the make up of steel,
ripping off the consumer and passing the blame on to Japan.
Its past time to send a message to big business and tell them we've had
enough, frankly I don't care which Nationality/Country owns U.S. based
companies, surely they will treat our own better than we have seen.
Time to stop buying U.S. made products, that corporate greed shuns the
worker and their families. They keep just a handful of jobs within the
U.S. so we as consumers have this guilt feeling if we don't buy their
product. This is not what the good ole U.S. of A is about.