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  • February 4, 2009 at 8:25 pm #496085 Back to Top REPORT
    bob1919a4
    bob1919a4

    Joined: 11/12/2007
    Who supports protectionism? I am talking about the “Buy American” clause in the so-called “stimulus bill”. Why do you or don’t you support it.
    February 4, 2009 at 8:39 pm #524443 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    :D From a Canadian point of view…with the new bill the US doesn’t want our “dirty oil ” or steel…however when they wrote about that they forgot about the 6 ..mile long trainloads of freshly cut timber that runs every day near me to the US and the countless natural gas and oil pipelines that run directly to the US..

    There is a 36 inch pipeline that runs only a couple hundred yards from my place here in Alberta…it runs all the way to Chicago…

    I agree they should try to keep as much in house as possible …makes logical sense…but resources will run out in a snap..than what?

    Breaking off trade relations with all the other countries will be a disaster IMO

    we are in the same boat here,

    JMO [=}=]
    Neil

    February 4, 2009 at 8:45 pm #524444 Back to Top REPORT
    wilks54
    Wilks54

    Joined: 1/16/2007

    There is a 36 inch pipeline that runs only a couple hundred yards from my place here in Alberta…it runs all the way to Chicago…[/color]

    I agree they should try to keep as much in house as possible …makes logical sense…but resources will run out in a snap..than what?

    Breaking off trade relations with all the other countries will be a disaster IMO

    we are in the same boat here,

    JMO [=}=]
    Neil[/quote:h4gpwq05]

    It’s gonna run a little further south than that. ;)

    February 4, 2009 at 9:00 pm #524445 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

    Joined: 2/22/2005
    I try To buy American as Much as I can… But I’m More of a Buy Local Guy.. I think I’ve Mail Ordered twice in My Life … I’m 100% for Buying From Family Owned Business’….I’ll Shop the Local Harware Stores,Grocery Stores,Lumber Yards.. Instead of Buying From the Big Chains… I never order from Cabelas,Gander,LL Bean ETC…..I shop the Home Pro Shop, and Local Outdoors stores.. And I still don’t pay the “LOWER” prices that are in the Catalogs,, I pay a Bit less ;) ;)
    February 4, 2009 at 9:04 pm #524446 Back to Top REPORT

    scbenton

    Joined: 9/8/2008
    I’m not exactly sure what the bill is or what it will do. But I can say that for example american cars aren’t really american. Parts are made else where around the world then imported. From past experience with american made vehicles they are junk. Since then my self and my mother both switched to driving foreign cars and have not had a single issue mechanically except for routine maintenance. My father owns a Plymouth Caravan and at 66,000 miles we have sunk more money in to that vehicle then all three of our used Honda’s and Toyota. Plus the wheel wells and undercarage is starting to rust through, at 66000 miles???? ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) Come on now. She owns a Honda CRV and I my self own a 97 Tacoma and a 98 Honda Prelude. Both vehicles were bought having over 80000 miles on them. Though I do love american style such has Ford and Dodge trucks, I don’t think I will ever own one. I would much rather buy a used Toyota or Honda than a brand new american vehicle any day, even if the price was the same vs a new american car or used foreign car. When I look at used car ads I always see american trucks that say they have had the engine or transmission replaced. Or needs new transmission or engine work.

    I don’t know, I’m not bashing americans in its self just the companies that provide americans with less than desirable equipment looking to make a quick buck.

    Maybe if companies such as GM, Ford and the alikes would have concentrated on quality rather than maximizing profits they wouldn’t be in such a bind.

    February 4, 2009 at 9:12 pm #524447 Back to Top REPORT
    butcher1
    butcher1

    Joined: 9/6/2007
    It’s a global economy now and I think protectionism will cause more harm than good with the countries that we do business with. “Buy American” is just a slogan used by politicians to sound good to the people.
    February 4, 2009 at 9:34 pm #524448 Back to Top REPORT
    aoudad
    aoudad

    Joined: 8/25/2006
    I try to buy Texan as much as possible, :D
    February 4, 2009 at 9:39 pm #524449 Back to Top REPORT
    indychris
    Indychris

    Joined: 6/22/2004
    I am all for buying American, and as others have said, buying locally.

    BUT

    I’ll be darned if I’ll support Uncle Sam telling me how to spend money that I helped send to Washington. [-X

    Plus, I still maintain it’s the utmost in hypocrisy to support selling[/i:nhsdvxv7] USA products overseas but prevent buying[/i:nhsdvxv7] stuff from overseas.

    [=}=]

    February 4, 2009 at 9:50 pm #524450 Back to Top REPORT
    wilks54
    Wilks54

    Joined: 1/16/2007
    Guess I never answered the question in my earlier post. :oops:

    I am for buying from whoever makes the best product at the lowest price, AS LONG AS THE PLAYING FIELD IS LEVEL. Most of the time, I don’t buy the cheapest, cause it’s usually a POS.

    It shouldn’t be possible to make a product overseas, ship it to the US, and then sell it for less than what we can make it here. That is the hurdle for the US to get over.

    February 4, 2009 at 9:56 pm #524451 Back to Top REPORT
    chopperpoe
    chopperpoe

    Joined: 11/26/2006
    buying american is almost impossible anymore i do my best . and like alan i try to buy localy more than anything. [=}=]
    February 4, 2009 at 10:34 pm #524452 Back to Top REPORT
    mohunter86
    MOhunter86

    Joined: 3/14/2007
    i would encourage buying american, but making it a law would sound hypocritical we support the free-trade agreement and a global economy [=}=]
    February 5, 2009 at 1:35 am #524453 Back to Top REPORT

    acc371

    Joined: 8/19/2004
    i would encourage buying American, but making it a law would sound hypocritical we support the free-trade agreement and a global economy [=}=]

    It’s kind of hard competing against a 24/7sweatshops & call centers that pays it’s workers $1.00 or less a day. Well, O, the Indian call center employees make more than $1.00 a day.

    If you think that’s bad, those H-1V are real crappy. Taking jobs from Americans in America.

    I buy from the local pro shop & American as much as I can. [=}=]

    February 5, 2009 at 1:39 am #524454 Back to Top REPORT
    ksu-turkeynut
    KSU TurkeyNut

    Joined: 3/19/2007
    If the price and quality are about the same I buy American.

    But just to buy something because it is made here is not always best for the country long term.

    Long term only the best producers (price,quality,service,availability…. ) will thrive. The best rise to the top due to competition, not from government policy or protectionism.

    February 5, 2009 at 2:27 am #524455 Back to Top REPORT
    bow4life
    bow4life


    Joined: 8/17/2004
    I’m for buying quality :thumbup
    February 5, 2009 at 3:42 am #524456 Back to Top REPORT
    t-panic
    T-Panic

    Joined: 2/23/2005
    I’m for buying quality :thumbup

    [font=comic sans ms]I all for quality too!! I will do my best to support the local owned businesses. Now try and find something besides bows that are 100% American made, thats nearly impossible. I find stuff that says made in America, but further investigating reveals that it is made with parts from America but assembled in Obudabi!! I want true Americam made products but the other big problem is the money thing. American’s are spoiled greedy and you pay dearly for stuff made here and the quality may not be that great!! So thats where buying things becomes very difficult. I want quality for a fair price and you don’t find that in our nation anymore. [=}=] [/color:20l2aefw][/size:20l2aefw][/font]

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