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  •  Also, of course Apple was not the only computer (2+ / 0-)
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    manufacturer who moved manufacturing operations off shore -- all of them did. The only companies who didn't were making specialized machines for niche markets.

    This was the whole point of NAFTA and the other global trade agreements.

    However, in the Dubya era, lots of high-paying software jobs were also offshored, and a lot of young, inexpensive, H1bs were brought to the US to replace laid off US tech workers -- which was an abuse of the H1b law, but the Bushies didn't care, and Obama believes whatever lies the tech companies tell him ("we just can't find Americans with these skills!").

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