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Old 08-30-2009, 05:08 AM
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Lots of American made hunting products out there. You just have to check around. By the way they have been hauling South American cattle into the U.S. for several years. I would guarantee you have been eating some of it.
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:54 AM
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Originally Posted by srwshooter
atleast buy all the big ticket items you can that are made here.

if americans don't atart doing this we will soon be totally owned by foriegn companies. most just don't care anymore.

i own 5 GM cars and trucks,1 polaris atv and custom virginia built boat.
I agree. That's why I bought a Tundra.

Seriously though, I bought the Tundra because it's a great truck. Being that it's more made in America than a Chevy or a Ford was just a plus for me.
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:17 AM
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I agree. That's why I bought a Tundra.

Seriously though, I bought the Tundra because it's a great truck. Being that it's more made in America than a Chevy or a Ford was just a plus for me.
Exactly my thought. I'd buy a Toyota truck long before I'd buy a "domestic" truck, for a bunch of reasons beyond just that the Tundra's are more domestic than GM/Ford/Dodge. Not to mention that by buying from Government Motors you're basically just voluntarily sending the beast more revenue. I will not buy a GM vehicle, new or used, until the government is completely divested from GM, and I have a lot of friends that feel the same way. I'm forced to feed the socialist beast through the plethora of taxes that I have to pay, but I refuse to volunteer more of my funds to sustain it.

Thats been part of the American problem for the last 50 years. We used to be proud to produce things here and now we are sacrificing quality products for more money. When I have a company I will much rather pay more for my products to be built here in the US and not make much money my first 5 years then have my business in China or South America.

Unless we change this mentality America will not be able to be the leader of the business world like it once used to
That's a noble sentiment, but what if nobody wants to buy your product at the price you have to charge just to break even using expensive American labor (and that's if you don't have a union "organize" your workforce, then it's worse)? If you can't make enough to keep the lights on, then all your noble ideals will go with the business liquidation sale. The reality of today is that, like it or not, we live in a global economy. Just because you refuse to make your products or parts overseas doesn't mean there won't be others that will. So if your product isn't leaps and bounds beyond the foreign-made competition, you're doomed. The problem there is that the foreign-made products are becoming comparable, quality and feature-wise, to their American-made counterparts.

I know there are a lot of isolationist/protectionists out there that would love to build an economic bubble around the US and try to be totally self-sufficient, but that's just going hurt us more than it'll help. Time to face the reality of global competition.

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Old 08-31-2009, 03:56 AM
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This country is not, never has been, and never will be 100% self sufficient. Get over it. We've been part of the global economy since the first products made here were exported, and the first goods from elsewhere imported, that hasn't changed in 400 years and never will. There also seems to be the distorted view that our economy is based solely on manufactured goods, which is false, if it were true this country would've gone under decades ago.
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:12 AM
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Some of the same "Buy American" people out there are also "Free Market" people. Well, foreign companies decided to step up and compete. Instead of complaining, American companies should be more competitive. Sorry if that ruffles some feathers but it's the truth. You sit on your couch long enough and the world will pass you by.
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Old 08-31-2009, 01:03 PM
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A large number of products that are used every day in our hunting are made in the USA with pride. I try to but american made products if their available. I was talking to the owner of Climb Paws Tree steps Rodney Merritt he makes his products in the State of Maine with local labor. He keeps his quaility high and his prices reasonable.
A dollar earned here is a dollar spent here... buy American
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Old 08-31-2009, 02:21 PM
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buying a tundra or any foriegn auto is the worst thing you could do. all the profits go over seas. you are screwing your country again.

the tundra is not any better built then the american trucks, i know plenty of people that drive them and if you use them they brake ,just like anything else. and motor for motor most american vehicles are getting as good ,if not better fuel mileage. its bull**** and great avertisment by foriegn companies and americans are falling for it.


the government just screwed us again with the 4500.00 for clunkers,that was done to help the big3 and foriegn car companies shouldn't have been encluded.


i'd like to know just whats wrong with me buying a truck from GM when actually i own part of the company,and so do you. oh,2 weeks ago i did just that . i bought a new gmc fullsize truck.
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Old 08-31-2009, 02:33 PM
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i'd like to know just whats wrong with me buying a truck from GM when actually i own part of the company,and so do you. oh,2 weeks ago i did just that . i bought a new gmc fullsize truck.
YOU don't own crap, and neither does anyone else. The government and "we the people" are no longer one and the same. Let me know when you get your dividend check from the treasury. Let me know when my taxes will go down as GM profits (maybe) go up. I won't hold my breath. Oh, and before the goobermint seized control of GM through the guise of a "rescue," you very much could own part of GM. It's called stock, and it could actually earn you money by owning it. Again, the goob isn't going to give you crap in return for "investing" your tax money in GM. It'll just make the beast bigger and stronger.

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Old 08-31-2009, 02:41 PM
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the government just screwed us again with the 4500.00 for clunkers,that was done to help the big3 and foriegn car companies shouldn't have been encluded.
And that's why we should trust it to run GM well?

And what about the American Toyota workers building cars and trucks in Alabama, Texas, West Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana. Screw those guys, huh? I guess cause they're not lazy, overpaid, UAW parasites they can just go to he!!, right? The way I see it, Toyota and most other foreign car companies (Kia/Hyundai, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Honda, BMW and Mercedes all have plants in the US that I know of) have made considerable investments in the US workforce. They are building plants here when the Big 3 are closing their plants and sending them to Mexico.

Enjoy your truck.

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Old 08-31-2009, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by MaineMan169
A large number of products that are used every day in our hunting are made in the USA with pride. I try to but american made products if their available. I was talking to the owner of Climb Paws Tree steps Rodney Merritt he makes his products in the State of Maine with local labor. He keeps his quaility high and his prices reasonable.
A dollar earned here is a dollar spent here... buy American
Buy American sounds nice but is nearly impossible unless you live in a log cabin and walk everywhere. You may be able to achieve it for some items but not nearly the majority (or even close to it). You won't be able to "Buy American" and still survive. Like putting fuel in your auto. That's not American fuel.
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