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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The new American dream

Apparently same as the old dream. The problem is it used to mean “I hope I can grow up and find a steady job in a factory so I can take care of my family”

CBS is airing a “Made in America” series this week on their news around the fact that

Economists say that if every one of us spent an extra $3.33 on U.S.-made goods every year, it would create nearly 10,000 new jobs in this country.

Yeah look at that - 10,000 new jobs making drapes and couch covers. Can’t we do better than basic manufacturing? Other countries have plenty of cheap labor to make things. Lets do something better and more challenging than that.

Don’t be the guy that makes it. Be the guy that make it better and less expensive! [cue the 3M commercial]

If my sons end up working on a factory line for 50 years making pillow shams I’m going to be sorely disappointed.

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