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Old 09-15-2021, 06:06 AM
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Do we make anything in America anymore? Seems like everything is made in other countries.
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Old 09-15-2021, 06:09 AM
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As far as vehicles go--

Tesla- made in America. (parts and software)
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Old 09-15-2021, 06:55 AM
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As far as vehicles go--

Tesla- made in America. (parts and software)
"Assembly" has nothing to do with the parts country of origin...
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Old 09-15-2021, 06:56 AM
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Yes but we have become accustomed to cheap products and have become used to products that break.

Example: retractable cord reels. Those extension cords that hang high in the garage/shop ready to power any tool. Chinese made (home Depot) 79.00 to 129.00.

US made (ReelCraft brand) 349.00.

I have American made ones, it's one less item to fail. Mathematically it is foolish. The pain of buying quality is felt once. Breakdowns are felt repeatedly.
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If you type in 'made in america products' you will get several sites that will answer your question, I was trying to give you a website that I get a newsletter from on typically a monthly basis, I did not see it but will post if I can find an old email. To answer your question YES, I especially like Leatherman products.
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FYI, a lot of clothing is labeled as "Made in USA" in violation of the FTC rules. If the clothing fabric was imported, which most of it is, the clothing should be labeled "Made in USA with imported fabric".
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"Made in America" purchases will only come back in vogue, when people are willing to pay more (often a LOT more) for essentially the same products. It's simply common sense, that if you're paying employees more - then the cost of the goods or services will most likely be more. In essence, we have only ourselves to blame for the amount of foreign made services/goods, when we prioritize price. The ultimate irony being, that those foreign countries making so many of our products are simply trying to follow the old American model - of creating a burgeoning middle class/strong economy.
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exactly, US made costs more, but you do feel better using it. i threw away all our cookware not made in usa, -it was a tiny fortune replacing it, but knowing the risk of teflon poisoning has been eliminated makes it worth the cost.
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exactly, US made costs more, but you do feel better using it. i threw away all our cookware not made in usa, -it was a tiny fortune replacing it, but knowing the risk of teflon poisoning has been eliminated makes it worth the cost.
Please teach me about the risk of teflon poisoning which is so significant you threw away all your cookware. Teflon of course is a product brought to you by good old American industry and ingenuity.
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I try to follow this hierarchy, but it's not always easy

Made in USA by a USA based company, not owned by a Chinese company (there are a lot of these)
Made in USA (USA workers, don't care where the profits go)
Made in Mexico or Central America (keep people working there)
Made in Third World country not China
Made in other First World countries (Europe, Japan, etc)
Made in China

I sometimes also chase down where all the parts are made, but there are only 24 hrs in a day
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Do we make anything in America anymore? Seems like everything is made in other countries.
Well, many brands of beer are still brewed in the U.S. And that's nice.
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we don't even make americans in america anymore, just socialists and marxist wanna be's.. such a shame.
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I try to follow this hierarchy, but it's not always easy

Made in USA by a USA based company, not owned by a Chinese company (there are a lot of these)
Made in USA (USA workers, don't care where the profits go)
Made in Mexico or Central America (keep people working there)
Made in Third World country not China
Made in other First World countries (Europe, Japan, etc)
Made in China

I sometimes also chase down where all the parts are made, but there are only 24 hrs in a day
Great list, I would add (and only if I can't do without it) to your Made in China line. Of course, when 90+% of all pharmaceuticals are made in China it's tough to enforce.
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America was sold out in mid 60’s where we allowed metric crap from south America, it steadily got worse. When EPA lowered boom CEO’s just moved production out of country with no repercussions. Polit—- got richer and working man got poorer. Now we are country of imports and handouts all to support career ******. (Fill in word that makes you feel good)
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I am anti-isolationist. So I don't really care which country makes a thing, or which country makes a part of a thing that was used to make a thing. I care if it's a) something I actually want, b) affordable compared to similar things, c) readily available, d) of a measure of quality that meets or exceeds minimum standards, which depends entirely on what the thing is.

If my plastic credit card was made with petroleum imported from Saudi Arabia, I'm not going to refuse to use the credit card. In fact, my "care-o-meter" level of the country of origin of that plastic is at 1, only because there is no 0 on the care-o-meter.

If your car was made completely 100% in the USA, but all the machinery in the manufacturer's shop that is used to make the car was made in another country, would you care? No, scratch that. DO you even know what country the screws on the paint machine were made in? No, no you don't. You have no idea where those drills and paint machines and tire-pressure-gauges and whatever else is used to make a car, came from. Nor do you care.

And have you been into a Tesla plant lately, to make sure that all the employees were "made in America?" How many of them were "imported" and are citizens here, but born somewhere else? Have you checked? Have you cared enough to even wonder? Of course you haven't.

So - your "care" of the country of origin is noted. And insignificant.
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