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    Default American Value

    The United States imports the majority of it's goods from abroad; on a brief tangent, mainly China (SideShow products come from there) and XM, well, from Singapore.

    Here's a scenario:

    Frank, a US citizen, buys a Samsung Galaxy phone (made in China) from Harry, also a US citizen, from a Best Buy, in LA. Harry then takes the money he made from Frank and buys a pair of jeans (also made in China) from Frank working in a Banana Republic. Then Frank takes the money from selling a foreign product and buys Hyundai (made in Twain) from Jessica who uses that money back to David at Best Buy to buy a Cannon DSLR camera (made in China)...

    Where are Americans adding value here? We import the majority of our oil. We are trillions of dollars in debt to China. What if they decide to impose an embargo?

    Just thinking.. because it is quite difficult to find a job in a America not in retail.

    Many people, myself included, would be overjoyed to earn $40,000 a year. In 1975 my father, a college graduate, like me, earned $40,000 a year and that was average pay. With a degree it was quite easy to make a career earning that.

    $40,000 in 1975, calculating for inflation, is worth $190,000 in 2018; it would have that buying power today. Gas then was 57 cents a gallon!

    **** this. If they're going to build that wall, don't have Mexicans do it, pay me! Never been to Texas, I like warm dry heat and roadrunners are cute.
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    In your selling senerio, are those people using money they got paid by working for the companies that sold those items new, or using money they made by selling items they already owned/used.

    US imports oil because it is cheaper to do so than using our own. And also, lets use up others oil instead of our own.

    As for a better paying job, just like Rock said, go out and get what you are worth.

    Forget the wall and use lasers.
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    Adapt. Learn new skills relevant to today's fast paced world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChunkyZergling View Post
    We are trillions of dollars in debt to China.
    What if they decide to impose an embargo?
    Here's hope they'll do it soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChunkyZergling View Post
    The United States imports the majority of it's goods from abroad; on a brief tangent, mainly China (SideShow products come from there) and XM, well, from Singapore.

    Here's a scenario:

    Frank, a US citizen, buys a Samsung Galaxy phone (made in China) from Harry, also a US citizen, from a Best Buy, in LA. Harry then takes the money he made from Frank and buys a pair of jeans (also made in China) from Frank working in a Banana Republic. Then Frank takes the money from selling a foreign product and buys Hyundai (made in Twain) from Jessica who uses that money back to David at Best Buy to buy a Cannon DSLR camera (made in China)...

    Where are Americans adding value here? We import the majority of our oil. We are trillions of dollars in debt to China. What if they decide to impose an embargo?

    Just thinking.. because it is quite difficult to find a job in a America not in retail.

    Many people, myself included, would be overjoyed to earn $40,000 a year. In 1975 my father, a college graduate, like me, earned $40,000 a year and that was average pay. With a degree it was quite easy to make a career earning that.

    $40,000 in 1975, calculating for inflation, is worth $190,000 in 2018; it would have that buying power today. Gas then was 57 cents a gallon!

    **** this. If they're going to build that wall, don't have Mexicans do it, pay me! Never been to Texas, I like warm dry heat and roadrunners are cute.
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    The fact that the US owes China so much money is precisely the reason why China would never impose an embargo on the US. It’s akin to killing the Golden Goose.

    Sorry that your in this position. I thought there was a similar thread about a year and a half/two years ago, and sure enough, it was started by you. Have you been unemployed since then?

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    I guess scalpin' those Illidan and Grommash statues didn't make you the richest person in the world afterall...

    Also, if your life sucks so much... why still buy and review expensive statues?

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    Welcome to Murica. Might be best if he move out of NYC. There's a lot of competition in NYC. Heck, even one of the fishing youtube guy is moving to North Carolina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EVILFACE View Post
    Forget the wall and use lasers.
    Or actually enforce federal immigration law
    Were a Rescue Team. Not Assassins.

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    Or use your money to run for state government and work your way up into Federal House of Representatives....

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