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Old 11-22-2021, 07:04 PM
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Hope so. A friend in NC, who owned a company there, insisted on his wife buying "made in America" gifts at Christmas, and she had a heck of a time finding gifts with those requirements.
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Is your computer and smartphone made in America?
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You can go to Amazon.com, and type in "made in USA".

But, note that most clothing that is labeled "made in USA" does not include the fabric. Almost all fabric is imported.
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Yes.

Lynch Creek Farms in Shelton, WA.

Everything grown and made there.....all kinds of Christmas decorations, wreaths, center pieces, et al.

Beautiful.....natural.....lasts weeks.

We send something from LCF to friends and family every year!
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'Cause that's what it will be.
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It is a world economy.
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You can go to Amazon.com, and type in "made in USA".

But, note that most clothing that is labeled "made in USA" does not include the fabric. Almost all fabric is imported.
This is correct that even if you purchase something that's labeled made in America, most of the components are made in any country that has a cheap labor force. This problem has been created by all of us, we want inexpensive products and companies that want to survive have to follow their competition. I believe the solution is to give tax incentives to the American consumer as they are doing with electric cars for all big-ticket items. Following is what I believe would work.

Step one, congress has to decide what constitutes an American corporation and an American produce. Let’s put the threshold at 80%. If 80% of all employees of a corporation are employed within the U.S. borders it will be consider an American corporation. If 80% of the labor and parts of an item are produced in the United States, it will consider an American product. Next you target the tax incentive to the consumer not the companies.

Examples:
If Ford meets the threshold and you invest in Ford you will not have to pay capital gains tax or tax on dividends. Incentivizing all companies to reach the 80% goal to attract your investment, this bringing work back to our shores.

Let’s stay with Ford. You are planning to purchase a car and are looking at a Ford and similar car by Hyundia. The Ford car you're looking at does not meet the 80%, but the Hyundia does, the emblem’s origin does not matter. The target is to put Americans to work. The consumer will receive a tax break equivalent to what is offered today for electric cars giving Hyundia the upper hand.

These tax incentives will be offset by the increase of employment.
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The most American truck is not ford, or stellantis. Do you know that 80 percent i b m Workforce is not in America. If you want American companies to grow they must invest outside of America to sell outside of America so your theory of employing mostly American workers doesn't seem to actually work. Another example would be case tractors 80% of their sales is outside of America
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If you watch oann news there is a commercial for a company that list thousands USA made products. Hopefully some of our readers I have studied economics and understand that capital Flo's where it is utilized most efficiently
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Christmas presents haven’t been made in America fer like half a century- wake up already…..
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Default Made in america ???????

I thought everything was made in Red China today ? The only American influence are the people with their fingers in the cookie jar.
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Wayfair has a made in America button.

All my gifts are made in America, $50. bills. Grandkids love money. It is the only gift not thrown on the floor.
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Unfortunately, there are too many Americans with their fingers in THAT cookie jar.
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Hope so. A friend in NC, who owned a company there, insisted on his wife buying "made in America" gifts at Christmas, and she had a heck of a time finding gifts with those requirements.
I give my kids cash. That’s made in America. A lot of high end musical instruments are made in the U.S. by craftsmen. A lot of things sold on Etsy are made here. I bought some yesterday. My mutual funds are invested in mid-cap American companies. Plenty of their business is selling products overseas, but that’s good for America, right? If you buy something made in Mexico, you are providing jobs so workers can stay there and prosper, and many parts are from the US, and moving the products keeps truckers working. Same with Canada. They are our valued neighbors, and what is good for them often is good for us. Most of our food is made in America, too. How about a gift basket of handmade artisanal American cheeses, or a case of American wines or whiskies or vodkas?
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We exported in 2020 $1.4 trillion worth of goods , USA is 3rd largest exporter in world , it’s a world economy and we are all better off for it . When everyone is selling each other things (think China ) there’s less chance they’ll want to kill us.I don’t go out of my way to buy something in USA .but I do try to help small businesses here in USA no matter what there nationality , but I’m not going to stop buying clothes from Amani , Hugo Boss and Italian shoes and boots or foreign cars it’s a global economy and again the world is better off for it

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