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"Out of a job yet, keep buying foreign"... I hate those decals. I've seen loads of NA vehicles with those on, yet the Chevy Equinox engines are made in China and now Chrysler in Windsor is closing up because they can't get parts from Japan.
1997 BMW 540i/6 sport
1984 BMW 733i E23: Centra staggered 16" rims, Hartge strut brace, Hartge engine
1994 BMW 740i E32: Sold
However the problem is not only the consumer, its companies that care of nothing else except maximizing their profits.
Many things that have been out sourced to China never needed to be in the first place, the manufacturing could have remained here. The problem is the companies want more profits, more profits, more profits and that is all they care about.
It's true that the costs of building things here does cost more. But you know what, a N.A. company building their shit here, paying employees in Canada, at least the money and effort stays in our economy instead being syphoned out to China.
We help build China strong at the expensive of our lives.
What bugs me the most is that these companies report record profits year after year, in the billions of dollars and yet instead of using those profits to build up their company and advance it further they pay out that money in dividends. That 300 million they just paid out in dividends could have employed 5,000 people.
On the other side of the spectrum consumers only care to get the best price and nothing more. Buy it new if it breaks, its cheaper. And its the truth.