Do we manufacture anything in this country?

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    screamingposted 5 years ago

    Are you aware that 80% of our prescription drugs are manufactured overseas?

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      ThriftyBoomerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      A strong economy depends on a strong manufacturing base. When we changed to a services-based economy, we started an economic decline. With modern computers, other countries do not need our services. They have educated populations of their own to handle their needs.

      However, there are many small and midsize companies that manufacture a wide variety of items. My husband has worked in factories for most of his career. They don't make the news because they have fewer than 500 employees each.

      My personal preference is for Congress to help the midsize companies grow rather than give our money to foreign nations to help their economies. I am not a political person, but I do feel disgust when I see so many closed up factories that were more deserving of bailouts that the crooked bankers.

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        screamingposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        ThriftyBoomer, I agree. When they refer tohelping small businesses they don't include the ma and pas. THey create the jobs.