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Wed Jun 24, 2015, 04:42 PM

27. Why can't we have a trade agreement

that incentivizes or even requires companies to make things in America for America, and only make things for other countries to be sold in those countries? So it builds all countries without pitting wage and price wars against each other? It seems to me that should be a requirement of a trade agreement for the wealthier countries. The poor countries should still be able to sell us goods made there, as long as it's not an American corporation taking the profits.

Even our wheat, corn and other agricultural goods that we trade, are heavily subsidized by the government so the game is rigged against small farmers. And we ship our ag to China so they can process it and ship it back to us? WTF? Why not let those lost profits go to the farmers here, and provide jobs here to process it? I'm still afraid to buy anything edible for humans or pets/livestock, made in China...and how do we know if goods made in America are made with ag processed in China? Unless and until we can control quality and worker's rights in poorer countries, we will continue to get cheaper and cheaper crap that is designed to fail...a throw away society does not benefit us. I am so sick of buying crap made overseas. I want the good American products back that we used to make.

Is it all wall streets fault? If so, how do we change this?

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