[Homestead] Teamsters endorse Obama
lurine at softcom.net
Sat Feb 23 17:33:56 EST 2008
I just read a couple of those "studies" and some of those stats and what
they are doing is playing with numbers. The problem is that the number
being used as "our" produce to show that we don't import that much doesn't
have the amount of that produce that is exported subtracted from the total.
Gotta love folks and numbers and the games they play!
----- Original Message -----
From: <Clansgian at wmconnect.com>>
>> I have recently been reading papers and articles by Austan Goolsbee,
>> Obama's economic advisor. In one of his articles he shows the real
>> percentages of stuff we import. It is far smaller than I expected. We
>> are still an economic powerhouse and largely self-sufficient.
> I'd be very interested in reading that because I'd have to say that a trip
> any retailer tells a different tale. Even in grocery stores just trapse
> an aisle and look at the country of origin for the products. USA is in
> monority. Flip the label in any clothing store and find something made in
> USA. A neighbor went to a major tool store and said he wanted a drill
> made in
> the USA. Out of seventeen corded drills the store carried ONE (a Porter
> Cable) was made in the USA. About 60% of the oil we use and more than
> half the
> natural gas, around half the cars, are all of foreign origin.
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