A panel of experts (just what their expertise is in seems unclear) has come to the conclusion that finding the best bargain, regardless of the “country that profits, is the American thing to do.
According to one Fox contributor:
“I think this whole notion of ‘buy American’ is actually un-American. […] American companies should buy the lowest priced products at the highest possible quality. If they happen to be made overseas, that’s even better.”
Thank you Fox News.
Where to begin?
Products made in other countries cost American jobs. Simple math. If it is made in a Bangladesh or Chinese factory, then the merchandise is not being manufactured in the United States.
Items that appear to be less expensive can carry additional costs as well.
One of the reasons that Wal-Mart and other retailers are able to offer cheap clothing is because it comes from factories without minimum safety protection, not to mention laborers that work in deplorable conditions.
The mega corporations that can afford to buy in tremendous quantities often put smaller stores and business at risk or force them to close. Thus, costing more American jobs.
It has been proven that the “job creators” like Wal-Mart bank their money abroad and use a pay scale model that forces many of their employees to use government services.
It is abundantly clear what Fox News feels about social programs.
Every decision people make has consequences and ramifications. Consumers can incorporate faith and morality into their purchase patterns.
Help a local company or add to the trade deficit?
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