Perhaps John Smith needs to reconsider his CHOICES in the products he buys, dear WAC (peace to you!), because all of these things are made right here in the good old U.S. of A. Unfortunately, they often tend to cost a heck of a lot more, particularly if want good quality.
That is, with the exception of automobiles, of course, regarding quality, I mean. Because those made here are only made to last a couple/few years anymore because some years ago some manufacturing "brain(s)" came to the brilliant conclusion that America's penchant for building things with quality (i.e., "built to last") was "selling" them right down the "we're gonna be rich" toilet. I.e., the longer cars last... the less of them you sell... the less money you make (my understanding is that they were looking at the old U.S. cars in Cuba, which although dating back to the 1950's, still run quite well. Spew exhaust like locomotives, true, but run like the horses in 'em).
So, anyway, "we" went to "disposable" cars (anyone remember the fiberglass chassis? Remember seeing cars running around with fenders looking like some large beast had ripped a bite out?). They even went plastic/rubber (Think Saturn. Although, I DO have to say that that two-seater Saturn is QUITE yummy!!). And you had Ford (i.e., Fix Or Repair Daily), of course. And 100,000-mile drive train warranties which were GREAT if your drive train went out too soon (but SHOULD it, before 100,000 miles, really??), but didn't mean a doggone thing when the engine blew up... which usually occurred sometime during the week right after the "extended warranty" expired.
So what are dear John Smith's choices? He could buy foreign, yes, and potentially take money out of the country's "mouth". Or, he could buy domestic, and pay out the NOSE... and/or possibly end up with, well, let's say it's a word that starts with a "c" and rhymes with "wrap." Note, yes, you can end up with crap buying foreign, too, of course, but it's usually cheaper crap.
So, really, what's a citizen to do? Choices... choices...
Again, peace to you!
A slave of Christ,