Aw man. This is bad, bad, bad, bad.
Ford cutting all these jobs and closing plants is not a good thing at all. For the employees, and for our country’s economy in general. Let’s face it, we are not the industrial giant we once used to be, and that is kinda sad and scary at times.
I mean, I own a Toyota myself only because they’re damn good reliable and gas-friendly/conscious little vehicles! Ta hell with an American car man, they have a really bad reputation at this point! Gas guzzling clunkers is what most of us see them as.
And to think, at one point, American cars were the envy of the whole world! The pride and joy of this country! All of our products were! Now where is all our stuff made? China, Taiwan, and anywhere else there’s cheap labor! It’s really quite shocking! Nothing is made in America anymore! What gives man?!
All this outsourcing really gets on my nerves. Last year, when I bought my Dell computer, I encountered some problems getting it correctly delivered, and instead of speaking to a representative in the States, I had to deal with people in India and the Philippines! I hate to be prejudiced, but dealing with those people and their accents halfway around the world really offended and insulted me as a customer.
And yet, our economy is still the world’s largest, most diverse, and technologically advanced. How is that, with everything being made and outsourced to other places?
Is this what they mean by us becoming a service economy?