Summing up of America…

In Russia you see the brandishing of all that is Russian and much more. This is a wonderful thing to feel and watch. Russians are remaking Russia and Russians are rebuilding Russian items. It is simply astounding to witness. For Russia had falling into that trap of buy Chinese and to hell with the internal production…

Then I look overseas and see something that makes no sense at all. It makes no sense in any aspect, for a company that was made rich by the American way and now it leaves without a fight. For to make Oreo Cookies in Mexico is blasphemy…

While not all manufacturing of Oreo cookies is being moved to Mexico. The first step has been done and that means following steps will follow as Nabisco finds it much cheaper and easier to make cookies in Mexico, becomes predominate on their bottom line…

Therefore, while Russia is cranking up manufacturing and making delicious foods and that includes Russian cookies and such…

America is sending basic jobs out of America and the politicians are spouting revenge, but nothing will be done…For those same politicians are on the lam with big business…

The American cookie called Oreo will be made in Mexico, at least some of them will be. Soon though, all will be made in Mexico…

There was a time when the working class of America was the subject of happier tales. Dreams of manufacturing anything and everything. There was nothing that we needed outside people for. We built America and made huge iconic goods that still rock the world, except these items now are made somewhere else and not within the borders of America. A job lost is a job never coming back, unless we change the attitude and thoughts of America…

The easy life and cheap goodies has brought us to our knees…

1. Rawlings baseballs, which are the official balls of the MLB, are handmade in Costa Rica. Up to 2.4 million balls are made each year.

2. Production of the iconic red wagon moved to China in 2004 due to unsustainable maintenance costs at its previous Chicago plant, MSNBC reports.

3. Mattel manufactures many of its most iconic American toys like the Barbie doll in places such as Hong Kong.

4. Converse, maker of the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker, was purchased by Nike back in 2003, which promptly outsourced production to China, Thailand and India.

5. Levi jeans, which the company describes as the “ultimate icon of American culture,” are in fact manufactured outside America with the exception of one particular line that is made in North Carolina, Global Post reports.

6. Etch A Sketch outsourced manufacturing of its never-ending doodle machine to China in 2000 to save on costs.

7. Polo Ralph Lauren found itself in hot water when it was discovered that the uniforms it made for the 2012 U.S. Olympic team were actually manufactured in China.

8. Five Rivers Electronic Innovations, the last company to manufacture TVs in America, went out of business in 2004, according to Business Insider.

9. Huffy Bikes, that first bike of many American kids, haven’t been manufactured in America since 1999.

10. Despite widespread criticism, Apple continues to manufacture its popular iPad in China for cost-cutting purposes, among other reasons.

11. Monopoly, the game that embodies the spirit of American capitalism, produces many of its game pieces overseas, including the green and red houses which are made in Ireland, according to The Street.

12. $3.2 million worth of American flags were imported by the U.S. in 2010, with the vast majority being made in China, the Washington Post reports.

Twelve items that just scratch the surface of millions of items that we grew up with and have lost and or just do not care if and how we get them. Made in America is almost history, when we buy American flags from someone else…

Summing up of America…As it falls…

WtR

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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