Posted: 8/15/2012 12:38:23 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by cave0707:
Hmmm ... "unfinished product" ... So your assumption is that the materials used to make the product for company XYZ comes from the U.S. I guess it would depend on the product but if you're talking about making semiconductors, motherboards, flat screens, high tech gadgets ... none of that is from the U.S. Those components are from Taiwan, China, South Korea and Japan. I believe your logistics background allows you to understand the benefits for the transportation sector but doesn't take into account the net effect at the macro economic level. I wouldn't assume that Americans don't want manufacturing jobs. When Toyota started its truck manufacturing unit in San Antonio several years back, the local community didn't say, "we don't want those low end jobs".
If the raw materials didn't come from the US then I wouldn't have brought the discussion up.
The reason I made this thread in the first place was because I saw John Stossell do a segment on television concerning this. If you are interested I'm sure you could google it and find it.
I've never owned a company but I work in the logistics field. Don't take my word for it. Ask business owners who actually have lived it.
Manufacturing jobs at car manufacturing plants are good manufacturing jobs. The specific example in question (the one Stossell was covering) was in a field picking cotton (I think) and converting them into materials for clothing.