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Wages here for SKILLED jobs are actually pretty good. My son runs a concrete company, and his workers START at 25 bucks an hour. The problem we have here though, is that most of our good manufacturing jobs all left, and we are now a 'service industry' country. Most of those have historically been low-wage jobs. And then we have McDonalds, and jobs of that nature. Those jobs were NEVER intended to support a family. They are low wage, entry-level jobs, that were expected to be filled by teenagers just getting into the workforce. (and likely still in school....) but, with the mass exportation of manufacturing.... all those factory workers needed to go somewhere. I have no real desire to spend 15 bucks for a meal at McD's, when I can spend just a couple bucks more, and get a REAL meal at a sit-down restaurant, with a nice waitperson.....



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Google the LIMA agreement signed in 1975, not too many people are aware of it, it is solely responsible for the demise of manufacturing in western countries and the transfer of manufacturing to poor nations, such as China, who are no longer poor, a BAD mistake, it has had a huge negative effect in Aus and the U.S. When the dictator decides it's time to annex Taiwan the world is in for it as they manufacture pretty much all computing chips.

 

McDonalds was ok years ago, when they had 5 buck meal deals but last time I went there (about 3 years ago) I received shrapnel back from a 20 for cold floppy fries and a cold burger slapped together by overworked and underpaid teenagers. I have also been dished up a side order of EXTREMELY SEVERE food poisoning about 20 years ago, I felt like I was going to die, for over 5 years after the mere sight of the big yellow M would trigger nausea as a warning, I was eventually able to stomach it again but I give it a wide berth due to it being so expensive for possibly the lowest quality food on the planet. Yuck.



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It started with Nixon going to China back in the 70's. Then we had NAFTA, and various other 'free trade' agreements. Of course, all that did was allow china to generate huge amounts of money, which they then spent on their military..... To me, that has "bad plan" written all over it..... but, nobody asked me....






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