August 08, 2018
Legislation would hamper efforts to reshore domestic production
Washington. The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) is urging President Trump to consider vetoing legislation that would unilaterally eliminate tariffs on a variety of imported foods and goods that have been offshored and are no longer produced in the US. Both the House and Senate have passed versions of the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018 (HR 4318), which will ultimately require the president’s signature.
“The Miscellaneous ... Continue Reading →
The US Chamber and the American Farm Bureau support NAFTA as it stands stating that it is good for manufacturing and for farmers even if Mexico and Canada do not want to waiver when it comes to trade deficits.
While it may be true that NAFTA does help some farmers and industries it has also drastically devastated many industries and communities. Since 1998, more than one million jobs have been lost to NAFTA.
Renegotiation of NAFTA is happening, to help at the ... Continue Reading →
After bad trade deals, such as NAFTA, CAFTA and many others, Americans moved away from getting involved in skilled trades and jobs that involved manufacturing because so many of those jobs went overseas.
High School’s and junior high used to have industrial arts programs otherwise known as shop class. My shop class had everything from woodworking, to sand casting, welding and even drafting. Those programs were mostly cut and students were encouraged to get good grades so they could get into ... Continue Reading →
Why do we need more American Manufacturing?
Some experts will say, we are better off as a consumer nation, buying what we need at cheap prices that are made in other countries, so in the long run we all have more money to spend and can afford to buy even more things.
On the surface this sounds like a great idea, but I highly doubt the experts take into consideration the fact that there is a huge cost to being only a ... Continue Reading →
For decades, Americans have seen the decline of manufacturing in the USA as a result of bad trade deals and offshoring. Discount stores imported Products Made in China by shiploads.
Manufacturing plants around the country closed their doors for good. We the consumers enjoyed the low cost prices of those cheaply made imports until we realized that they didn’t last quite as long or they didn’t work as well as the former made in USA products did.
Then over and over again, ... Continue Reading →