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  • February 5, 2009 at 1:33 pm #524457 Back to Top REPORT
    twobucks-inc
    TwoBucks Inc.

    Joined: 8/17/2007
    Youy Mathews is American made right? :thumbup How about the machining centers that machine our bow risers? Did Mathews buy those American made?? How bout the shirts Mathews sells? Are they American made? Simple point is ….on n on n on n on P.S. “love my Mathews” :thumbup
    February 5, 2009 at 1:37 pm #524458 Back to Top REPORT
    jeff-k-in-il
    Jeff K in IL

    Age: 26
    Joined: 11/1/2005
    I’m for buying quality :thumbup

    Yep, and wherever that comes from, I don’t care. [=}=]

    February 5, 2009 at 3:39 pm #524459 Back to Top REPORT
    stalker
    Stalker

    Joined: 8/17/2007
    Yes. I buy american trucks and i support local business.

    But, I also own a japanese motorcycle and atv.

    I do not buy from Home Depot or Walmart if I can avoid it. They do nothing for a local economy.

    I dont know if u can avoid buying foreign made products. I dont mind supporting other countries as long as they support us.

    I dont believe in the “foreign cars/trucks are better than american cars/truck.” I dont read a magazine to determine what I should drive, I drive what I want. Ive owned foreign vehicles, they can keep them.

    February 5, 2009 at 3:47 pm #524460 Back to Top REPORT
    hocktl
    hocktl

    Joined: 2/1/2007
    Terms like “global economy” and “new world order” come to mind.
    February 5, 2009 at 10:36 pm #524461 Back to Top REPORT

    Ed_37

    Joined: 2/3/2009
    I believe that is refering to the fact that they would have to use half american made in the bill not all lots of things like steel as an iron ranger watching all the mines shutting down lines and laying off employees i think it would be a great clause plus american steel is far better than that of our biggest suppliers overseas
    February 5, 2009 at 11:19 pm #524462 Back to Top REPORT
    t-panic
    T-Panic

    Joined: 2/23/2005
    I believe that is refering to the fact that they would have to use half american made in the bill not all lots of things like steel as an iron ranger watching all the mines shutting down lines and laying off employees i think it would be a great clause plus american steel is far better than that of our biggest suppliers overseas

    [font=comic sans ms]Yup our steel is tops!! Out at work we have some water lines that have been in the plant for years and years, the did some upgrades and installed some stainless water lines that say made Thailand. Everyone of them has had pin hole leaks develope and have had to be replaced, but not with good ol USA stuff, more Thailand junk!!! There ain’t any quality in that stuff.[/color:1ypukn50][/size:1ypukn50][/font]

    February 5, 2009 at 11:31 pm #524463 Back to Top REPORT
    bob1919a4
    bob1919a4

    Joined: 11/12/2007
    I buy top quality no matter where it comes from. I am asking if the government should play favorites with our money. This amounts to tariffs. They tried that in the 1930s. Neil hit the nail on the head in his first post. Other countrys will retaliate and impose tariffs on our goods. That is what killed the coal industry in the 30s.
    February 5, 2009 at 11:33 pm #524464 Back to Top REPORT
    bow4um
    BOW4UM

    Joined: 2/28/2008
    Location: VA
    If you work for the auto industry you better support it! Fair trade!!! 1 Car shipped in to the USA and 1 car shipper out out period, same applies to everything.
    Just my .02
    My Buck killing skills are sick – too bad there not contagious!!!
    February 6, 2009 at 12:52 am #524465 Back to Top REPORT
    jim-xt
    JIM-XT

    Joined: 4/12/2007
    i am still trying to figure out what is still made here other than mathews bows and harleys :-S :-S :-S :whistle :whistle
    February 6, 2009 at 2:23 am #524466 Back to Top REPORT
    stalker
    Stalker

    Joined: 8/17/2007
    i am still trying to figure out what is still made here other than mathews bows and harleys :-S :-S :-S :whistle :whistle

    not all harley parts are made here. [=}=]

    February 6, 2009 at 3:09 am #524467 Back to Top REPORT
    rsutton
    rsutton

    Joined: 11/27/2008

    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.[/quote:1su3czt1]

    My brother worked for a company that remanufactures Honda transmissions until he had some severe heart problems. These were remanufactured for Honda. He was told that every Honda Van trans. at the time was being replaced under warranty for failure which the rebuilt trans. replaced. There are still allot of people that work so the foreign car and truck thing must be bogess. [-X [-X

    I myself drive a 1991 Lesabre that I bought off of my mom with 198,000 miles and at 267,000 miles it is still running great. :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup

    February 6, 2009 at 3:35 am #524468 Back to Top REPORT

    acc371

    Joined: 8/19/2004

    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.[/quote:26v93kka]

    My brother worked for a company that remanufactures Honda transmissions until he had some severe heart problems. These were remanufactured for Honda. He was told that every Honda Van trans. at the time was being replaced under warranty for failure which the rebuilt trans. replaced. There are still allot of people that work so the foreign car and truck thing must be bogess. [-X [-X

    I myself drive a 1991 Lesabre that I bought off of my mom with 198,000 miles and at 267,000 miles it is still running great. :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup[/quote:26v93kka]

    At least they replaced them under warranty. Better than what domestic did with that massive paint issue & Ford has done with their cruise control/brake fluid causing fires.

    Many foreign brands are more American made than domestic brand(Like the Camry & Tacoma). So, the Buy American made car is not so simple anymore. [=}=]

    February 6, 2009 at 3:55 am #524469 Back to Top REPORT
    arnej
    Arne

    Age: 54
    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Buy American Made where possible (followed by North American Made), and also local goods. Can’t quite break the Cabela’s habit though. #-o
    But mostly, try to avoid Chinese stuff (when you can tell) – for many reasons……..

    Started getting fruits and veggies from a local farm co-op this past year to get fresh food and keep local farms going – and it was great!

    February 6, 2009 at 4:03 am #524470 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

    Joined: 2/22/2005

    Buy American Made where possible (followed by North American Made), and also local goods. Can’t quite break the Cabela’s habit though. #-o
    But mostly, try to avoid Chinese stuff (when you can tell) – for many reasons……..

    Started getting fruits and veggies from a local farm co-op this past year to get fresh food and keep local farms going – and it was great![/quote:183l3shm]Yep, We Buy Cheese From the 4-H for the restaraunt and The Procuce from the Local Farm Market :thumbup

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