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MoparNorm said:
And sadly, consumer ignorance about how harmful that is for homegrown industry and jobs, runs rampant.
If one is worried about the general economy and indeed their own job, point of origin should be the number one thing to be factored in.
If we aren't worried about our fellow citizens jobs, why can we expect them to be worried about our jobs?
It would be less important if there was true fair trade, but there isn't. As long as countries like Japan and China are allowed to manipulate currently, there will be trade imbalance.
The poll was a weak effort to justify exporting jobs.
Henry Ford, wasn't exactly a role model, but even Henry knew that he had to pay his workers a fair enough wage to allow them to buy his products.
That's a lot to infer from a survey someone else took.

It's entirely possible that the questions were purposely phrased that way to get a resounding "no", but there's absolutely no way to know unless you designed that survey yourself.

As with statistics, anything is provable by a poll, especially if you know the answer you want before asking the question.
 

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Yes. That's the point of a survey. But you don't know why that data was being collected.
For all we know, someone could be pushing for a result that supports not outsourcing production.
Precisely my point.

For all we know, that survey was commissioned by the UAW.

As previously stated, had they really wanted to know if or at what pricepoint North Americans would buy an Indian or Chinese built car, they would have asked questions like "if two examples of the same vehicle with the same quality assurances and warrantycoverage were for sale, but one was priced 30% below the other, would it matter if that car was built in India?"

Same basic question, very different outcome, and for an entirely different position to prove.
 
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