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    Quote Originally Posted by acmanko View Post
    It's funny you picked Micky D's. I read an article just the other day were they used the price of a big mac to judge living standard around the world. NYC was used for a standard and a Big Mac cost about19 minutes of labor, in India it cost almost a weeks pay.
    must be because it is a approaching a global product, but 'manufactured' in each location
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnak View Post
    must be because it is a approaching a global product, but 'manufactured' in each location
    with strict guidlines as to how the individual ingredients are grown and processed.

    and a penney or two from all that global standard makes it back to the US as profit

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    We still have a very large mfg sector. In fact right now there are about 2 times the amount of mfg jobs as to construction jobs. Service providing is still our largest sector by 10 fold.

    http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t14.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJon3475 View Post
    We still have a very large mfg sector. In fact right now there are about 2 times the amount of mfg jobs as to construction jobs. Service providing is still our largest sector by 10 fold.

    http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t14.htm
    we also make a lot of weapons for export, but I suppose thats' included

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    Quote Originally Posted by acmanko View Post
    with strict guidlines as to how the individual ingredients are grown and processed.

    and a penney or two from all that global standard makes it back to the US as profit
    companies are almost 'persona non grata', they are international.

    The head office could be a file folder in a lawyer's filing cabinet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnak View Post
    companies are almost 'persona non grata', they are international.

    The head office could be a file folder in a lawyer's filing cabinet.
    well, those folders do not count for or against the trade deficit, but add to a countries GDP. its sort of a hidden capitalist profit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnak View Post
    Actually whec, back to the free trade juggernaut, I would say you could blame both sides of the spectrum, but Canada has its third place Party called the NDP - which is a socialist party -- they were opposed to it.

    Now this NDP and its forerunner have been around since the Depression. They do win provincial elections but they have never won the Federal Election yet.

    With a multi-party system, sometimes you get a minority government. The leader of the party with the 'most seats in congress' becomes the Prime Minister. But when the party with the most seats has less members elected than the remaining parties combined do, then not a lot gets done and you need the socialst party vote to get soemthing passed.

    Any legislation passed in a monority government is then influenced by the socialists.

    Can't say Canada has 'gone to hell in a hand basket' just yet because of the red horde. I suppose the potential exists. Similar situation in the UK as well.
    Interesting how it works up there. Is it possible for the NDP, (I'm thinking this is the New Democratic Party), to be influenced by a global business man, such as George Soros, to support an expand NAFTA? I think they would in a heartbeat, if they had something in it for them, such as total domination of Canadian policy making.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJon3475 View Post
    We still have a very large mfg sector. In fact right now there are about 2 times the amount of mfg jobs as to construction jobs. Service providing is still our largest sector by 10 fold.

    http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t14.htm
    Then why not grow it, instead of stifling it with third world wage competition?
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    Quote Originally Posted by whec720 View Post
    Interesting how it works up there. Is it possible for the NDP, (I'm thinking this is the New Democratic Party), to be influenced by a global business man, such as George Soros, to support an expand NAFTA? I think they would in a heartbeat, if they had something in it for them, such as total domination of Canadian policy making.
    I do not know about that.

    They typically get all the organized labour vote. They are a 'protect the working man- make big business pay' kind of party. Their fore-runner the CCF got the ball rolling on health care back in the day.

    My home town used to have mega-industry and organized labour. They would vote for the NDP guys all the time and we almost always ended up backing the losing horse.

    Seemed that things would go your way 'better' if you elected the guys who were from the same party that ruled. We got a lot of the short end of the stick on federal issues
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    Quote Originally Posted by whec720 View Post
    Then why not grow it, instead of stifling it with third world wage competition?
    It can't grow with panty waists fighting against polution. a good example would be air polution. with Dallas county in the middle, Ellis county has some of the biggest cement producers in the country and is south of Dallas. Collin County, to the north , one of the richest counties in the US and heavily republican, complains about the air blowing from south to north and the EPA penalizing them for their growth, and they use most of the cement made

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    Quote Originally Posted by acmanko View Post
    It can't grow with panty waists fighting against polution. a good example would be air polution. with Dallas county in the middle, Ellis county has some of the biggest cement producers in the country and is south of Dallas. Collin County, to the north , one of the richest counties in the US and heavily republican, complains about the air blowing from south to north and the EPA penalizing them for their growth, and they use most of the cement made
    Not all of the panty waits are Republicans. Therein lies the problem. People allow themselves to be divided by party lines, so nothing gets done. Business as usual.......which is what the power players want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whec720 View Post
    Not all of the panty waits are Republicans. Therein lies the problem. People allow themselves to be divided by party lines, so nothing gets done. Business as usual.......which is what the power players want.
    Our government is a system of checks and balances, so nothing gets done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnak View Post
    I do not know about that.

    They typically get all the organized labour vote. They are a 'protect the working man- make big business pay' kind of party. Their fore-runner the CCF got the ball rolling on health care back in the day.

    My home town used to have mega-industry and organized labour. They would vote for the NDP guys all the time and we almost always ended up backing the losing horse.

    Seemed that things would go your way 'better' if you elected the guys who were from the same party that ruled. We got a lot of the short end of the stick on federal issues
    It's crazier in the States. Organized labor here, backs the Democratic Party 100%. Yet, the Democratic Party does not even attempt to abolish NAFTA. Infact, they allow to grow. What about the working people they supposedly represent? What a crock! Not to mention, barely a murmur from American unions. They back the Dems no matter what.
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