I am sick and tired of these anti trade twits and conservatives with an obsessive manufacturing fetish. They believe in the fantasy if we block trade all those jobs will come back to the USA and we all be working factory jobs like it 1950. I got news for you, believing in the Ester Bunny has more credibility than anti trade policy. Even if the job come back they will be automated and with the rise of robots and AI, theses factory will require less workers. This is not the 1950 America anymore. Innovate or shut up enjoy your rust bucket city.
I been working high tech for 25 years. I even spent in Electronic manufacturing. Oh yes proud to be American factory worker doing the same job of attaching a back panel to a box and do a continuity test. Finally I got out of rut work becoming a test technician, electronics repair, and finally and engineering technician help validate new computer based product that will was designed in the US built in China and sold around the world because of free trade. A young person today do not have work the same job in Podunk USA with not hope getting out or a Pittsburg steel mill sucking fumes that will give him or her lung cancer at an old age. Oh stick your chest out proud and tell the world you are proud to be an American Factory worker working a grunt job in the same city.
If anything Free trade decentralize opportunity. A person of any age today can work Apple store or Best Bury in any city or any industry like transportation, management, design and engineering, marketing and other areas that have benefit from free trade. They can open a computer store or replacing phone screens and fix propels mobile tech for a living, become an YouTube blogger, or develop and sell an app of IOS or the Apple store. We have homemakers earning money selling on EBay, Etsy, and Amazon.
Oh yes there still be a place for American manufacturing for niche goods but there is a whole new world in the service industry and to the Neanderthal twits: the service industry is not just flipping hamburgers. So time stop this foolishness and to the you man and women tell me in the comment where do you want to work for the same wage, a factory turning for screws all day or a apple story selling I-phones made in China?