'Buy American, hire American'

@allknowing (70588)
India
January 21, 2017 7:27am CST
'Buy American, Hire American'. Most of you know this is Trump's 'mantra' Do you think this is feasible? There is inter-dependence the world over and to stop this practice overnight atleast to my mind seems a far fetched thought. Your views please
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
22 Jan 17
I agree with @just4him. However, I buy foreign cars and products from other countries. We must keep foreign trade going, too.
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@allknowing (70588)
• India
22 Jan 17
It is difficult to even understand what he means by this.
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
22 Jan 17
@allknowing Reread what Valerie wrote.
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@allknowing (70588)
• India
22 Jan 17
@DianneN But it is easier said than done. There is inter-dependence everywhere and buying just what is American and employing only Americans to my mind, seems a far fetched reality.
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@just4him (128392)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Jan 17
I know it sounds like something that can't be done, but when you live in a country where all your jobs are going overseas and you are unemployed because of it, it's nice to hear someone say they are going to try to bring the economy back to the US and get American's employed once again.
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@allknowing (70588)
• India
21 Jan 17
Are you sure he and his family will go for indigenous stuff? Think again.
@just4him (128392)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Jan 17
@allknowing I appreciate your views.
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@JolietJake (51104)
• United States
21 Jan 17
Trump's 'mantra' is pretty stupid considering all his clothing factories are overseas...
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@allknowing (70588)
• India
21 Jan 17
His wife had enough time to design her outfits for the event atleast, by an American fashion designer but that is not the case.
• United States
23 Jan 17
coming from job that lost business to work getting done overseas, cost the company to close. I would love to see jobs being done here, in the US, piece work , printing, anything that can be done here and a job that will hire people.
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@allknowing (70588)
• India
23 Jan 17
It was cheap labour that attracted outsoucing.
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• United States
23 Jan 17
@allknowing Yes, but if everything leaves her because of cheap labor, people wouldn't have jobs any more. So hoping something positive can be done.
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@allknowing (70588)
• India
23 Jan 17
@CookieMonster46 There will be a lot of tilting of the apple cart which will also affect those who were doing those jobs.
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@celticeagle (120447)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Jan 17
It can be feasible. I'm not experienced in business but I think a lot of companies could be less greedy and hire Americans wherever they can. Sure it may be cheaper to go overseas but, why does a company have to make so much anyway? Greed.
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@allknowing (70588)
• India
22 Jan 17
I suppose it is the demand and supply situation and that is why so much is made Having said that not everything that is available in America could have the 'Made or grown in America' label. As @Ceerios says if you want jackfruits you have to get them from India (lol) And do you know the First Lady had enough time to search for something made in America to wear at the inauguration but that did not happen.
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@celticeagle (120447)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Jan 17
@allknowing .....Obama had brought unemployment down quite a bit before he left office.
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@allknowing (70588)
• India
23 Jan 17
@celticeagle But he did not stop outsourcing and still managed it.
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
21 Jan 17
Everything will cost at least 10 times more if these are made in US. I cannot imagine how the Americans will welcome the idea when they have to fork out so much for shoes, clothes and smartphone.
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@allknowing (70588)
• India
21 Jan 17
Quite curious to know what that 70 year old has up his sleeve (lol)
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
21 Jan 17
@allknowing So far, he seems to do nothing good. He signs an executive order to cancel the premium discount for new home buyers, and that is at the time when the mortgage interest is increasing. That means the low income and middle income will find it harder to buy their home.
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@allknowing (70588)
• India
21 Jan 17
@scheng1 On the one hand he talks of helping the poor and now this. It is a mystery really to decipher his thoughts.
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@Ceerios (4752)
• Goodfellow, Texas
21 Jan 17
@allknowing - Always smiling - You cannot buy "American" jackfruit around here, nor get you hands on too many American "Swiss watches," and so on. I think what is being referred to there is that companies should quit closing their manufacturing facilities such that American workers might retain their employment. -Gus-
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@allknowing (70588)
• India
21 Jan 17
But the 'mantra' does not spell out any such thing. We need to wait and watch.
@suhail1 (940)
• Manila, Philippines
21 Jan 17
politicians are good liers, whether it is trump or anyone from a different country, reality is something really different
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@allknowing (70588)
• India
21 Jan 17
Unless this guy has rules for him and another set of rules for others (lol)
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@JudyEv (136634)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jan 17
I don't think there is any way this can be achieved overnight.
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@allknowing (70588)
• India
21 Jan 17
Certainly not overnight and not even in the distant future. It would be interesting to know what the plans are.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
21 Jan 17
There are some things that we would have to get from other countries so I don't really see how it is feasible.
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@allknowing (70588)
• India
21 Jan 17
No country believes in this isolation and it is not possible too.
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@egdcltd (7081)
21 Jan 17
I have a feeling it might start to fall apart just as soon as the average customer discovers just how much prices will rise.
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@crossbones27 (21983)
• Redlands, California
21 Jan 17
That is a false sales pitch, a gimmick so to speak. He is a conman and people forget that part.
@marlina (79590)
• Canada
21 Jan 17
Herbert Hoover was the last Republican protectionist president. And remember what happened?