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Apple added to list of companies \'Exporting America\'

updated 12:15 pm EST, Wed February 18, 2004

Apple \'exporting America\'?

CNN's Lou Dobbs has added Apple to These are U.S. companies either sending American jobs overseas, or choosing to employ cheap overseas labor, instead of American workers. 'Exporting America' will air on February 18 at 6 p.m. ET. The list includes PC vendors such as Dell, Gateway, and HP as well as other tech giants such as Microsoft, Adobe, Yahoo!, Google,




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    Asia say

    All your jobs are belong to us

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    shrug

    It's just capitalism in action.

    I thought Americans embraced the concept of the free market?

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    Re: shrug

    Only when it's an advantage to them.

    Seriously, there are two things wrong with the believe that American companies should only employ Americans.

    1. They aren't "American jobs." If an American company earns a good portion of its income by selling goods overseas, then it has a responsibility to employ people overseas. Commerce is a two-way street.

    2. American consumers have forced this. They demand bottom dollar prices. How can they then expect to pay top dollar for American employees?

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    Lou Dobbs is right

    The US working class is getting its a** kicked. No labour party, just two pro-NAFTA rich guys duking it out to see who gets to export your job job to China for a handful of greasy Corporate cash. Its disgraceful. Get it together America. Apple is a progressive company, but without strong legislation, it is forced to follow the market offshore or be doomed.

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    Spare us the sarcasm

    This is not a good trend for America. A conservative like Dobbs is beating the c*** out of this Republican administration for this. That alone should raise a red flag for those people that don't get it yet.

    Short-term good for earnings and the market. Long-term serious problem for the standard of living and employment of millions of Americans.

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    GET FREE MUSIC

    Dont have to buy every Pepsi bottle

    http://www.macmerc.com/news/archives/1270

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    I'm Afraid of Americans!

    Lou Dobbs is a bloated douchebag who would rather be Rush Limbaugh if he had thought of it first. He also happens to be exactly right in this case. Observations above about blind Americans demanding Wal-Mart prices, then bitching about job losses are dead-on! Can't have it both ways.

    Okay... Back to your SUVs and SuperDuty pickups, country music and freedom fries... Morons!

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    discounted democracy

    corporate greed is out of hand. companies buy a postal box offshore and say they're doing business there even tho brick and mortar are here. they pay 20g instead of 20 million in taxes. this means your local police and schools don't have the cash they need while the few get richer. and they're not passing these riches to workers. this competitive c*** is just that. they have more money then they know what to do with. they could easily afford american workers if they weren't so greedy. the combined wealth of the world's 300 richest people (almost all americans) exceeds the combined wealth of the 6 BILLION poorest. they then proceed to lie and cheat and rip people out of their retirement money so they can get richer. they're getting democracy at a discount. enough already.

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    re: lou dobbs is...

    "Apple is a progressive company, but without strong legislation, it is forced to follow the market offshore or be doomed."

    Instead of blaming America, or it's laws, why don't people fight harder for the overseas laborer who's government is content to let it's workers earn next to nothing. American workers earn higher per hour wages than most workers Asia or Central America.

    Let's also look at the fact that a lot of overseas companies manufacture products in America. For example, Toyota and Honda both produce cars here within the US. Why? It's cost effective. Same reason a lot of American companies may choose to have their products manufactured overseas.

    It's a two way street and theirs plenty of hypocracy to go around.

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    3 billion

    that's 3 billion of the poorest. half the pop.

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