The U.S. has to be the DUMBEST country in the world. We invent everything and we give the technology to other countries thus giving our jobs away and then we buy everything back and then we say why is unemployment so high and why is our dollar so weak and why is our deficit so high

We invent everything and we pay others to sell everything back to us and then we say, where are our jobs and why is the dollar weakening. We have to be one of the dumbest countries in the world. We have policies where we are taxed extremely high if we export and we charge the same countries little tax/tariff to import. We built Chinas economy along with several others and we are so stupid that we don’t even do anything about it. Year by year our exports decrease and our imports increase. Honestly, why would any major company that is only focused on profits and not people continue to hire Americans, if they could hire people in other countries for less? We need to demand our government to bring our jobs BACK and to stop this foolishness.

http://www.suite101.com/content/top-us-imports–exports-2009-a204269

Top US Import Sales

Among America’s top 10 imports, 8 product categories had lower revenues in 2009. Crude oil deliveries experienced the highest percentage decline, while the value of new and used passenger car shipments to the U.S. was down by the second-highest percentage.

  1. Crude oil … US$188.5 billion, down 44.9% from 2008 (12.1% of total US exports)
  2. Medicinal, dental and pharmaceutical preparations … $81.4 billion, up 3.1% (5.3%)
  3. Passenger cars … $80.9 billion, down 35.6% (5.2%)
  4. Other household goods (example: clocks) … $60.3 billion, down 2.1% (3.9%)
  5. Computer accessories … $53.2 billion, down 11.7% (3.4%)
  6. Automotive parts and accessories … $47.3 billion, down 27.2% (3%)
  7. Cotton apparel and household goods … $43.9 billion, down 11.2% (2.8%)
  8. Computers … $40.8 billion, up 0.2% (2.6%)
  9. Telecommunications equipment … $37.3 billion, down 16.8% (2.4%)
  10. Video equipment (example: television receivers, DVDs) … $36.1 billion, down 11.9% (2.3%).

Fastest-Growing American Imports

Out of 142 product categories, only 9 American imports showed any annual gain over revenues in 2008. Though their total value is relatively tiny, the fastest-growing import into the U.S. was passenger and cargo boats. Among billion-dollar imports, gold and collectible coins led the way with percentage increases of more than 40%.

  1. Waterway vessels (excluding scrap) … US$1.9 million, up 325% from 2008
  2. Non-monetary gold … $8.8 billion, up 41.7%
  3. Numismatic coins … $1.8 billion, up 41.3%
  4. Cocoa beans … $1.2 billion, up 34.2%
  5. Other military equipment … $2.8 billion, up 24.3%
  6. Cane and beet sugar … $1.2 billion, up 9.2%
  7. Military aircraft and parts … $2.1 billion, up 4.3%
  8. Medicinal, dental and pharmaceutical preparations … $81.4 billion, up 3.1%
  9. Computers … $40.8 billion, up 0.2% (2.6%)

Top US Export Sales

Civilian aircraft continues to the leading U.S. export shipment to the rest of the world. America’s commercial airplane makers eked out a small improvement in exports sales over 2008. Healthcare preparation exports were up by the highest percentage. The remaining 8 product categories had percentage declines as high as 44.5% for passenger cars and 26% for semiconductors.

  1. Civilian aircraft including parts … US$74.7 billion, up 1% from 2008 (7.1% of total US exports)
  2. Medicinal, dental and pharmaceutical preparations … $46.1 billion, up 14.1% (4.4%)
  3. Semiconductors … $37.5 billion, down 26% (3.5%)
  4. Other industrial machines … $30.9 billion, down 19.1% (2.9%)
  5. Automotive parts and accessories … $30 billion, down 24.6% (2.8%)
  6. Telecommunications equipment … $28.7 billion, down 12.6% (2.7%)
  7. Passenger cars … $27.5 billion, down 44.5% (2.6%)
  8. Medicinal equipment … $26.9 billion, down 0.5% (2.5%)
  9. Electric apparatus … $26.1 billion, down 15.5% (2.5%)
  10. Plastic materials … $25.5 billion, down 19.3% (2.4%).

Fastest-Growing US Exports

Although its sales were comparatively modest, non-military aircraft represents the top American growth export for percentage gains in 2009. Among the 9 other product categories, 3 involved military exports and 3 others were food supply items.

  1. Non-military spacecraft … US$48.3 million, up 82% from 2008
  2. Audio and visual recording media … $696.3 million, up 37.7%
  3. Aircraft launching gear … $452.4 million, up 14.9%
  4. Medicinal, dental and pharmaceutical preparations … $46.1 billion, up 14.1%
  5. Military aircraft engines and turbines … $1.9 billion, up 9.9%
  6. Military trucks and armored vehicles … $1 billion, up 9.8%
  7. Artillery, guns, missiles and tanks … $3.1 billion, up 8.5%
  8. Nuts … $4.2 billion, up 7.4%
  9. Animal feeds … $6.4 billion, up 7.2%
  10. Soybeans … $16.9 billion, up 5.7%.

below is another good article I found:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-romanoff/getting-americas-trade-po_b_539125.html

 

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2 Responses to The U.S. has to be the DUMBEST country in the world. We invent everything and we give the technology to other countries thus giving our jobs away and then we buy everything back and then we say why is unemployment so high and why is our dollar so weak and why is our deficit so high

  1. JeongAh says:

    Maybe it’s people like you that think the U.S. is so stupid – ones who lack the basic rules of writing sentences as well as punctuation. As for giving away our inventions, it’s to help other countries.

    • briankrice says:

      Hey, Jeong, I don’t have to try to insult people to make a point and I will not waste my time with you on that subject. You obviously don’t see the real concern. The U.S. has their largest unemployment rate in their history and their economy continues to decline. The U.S. makes it easier to import versus export. You think the business owners are sending business overseas to help other countries. The rich owners could care less. The rich who choose to close factories in the US only send jobs overseas to make more profit even if it puts their many neighbors out of work. Job creation is the best way to improve the economy of a country. If the majority of the big shots choose to create jobs in other countries then they weaken the local economy. We have town after town that was once major manufacturing centers that are now ghost towns with a lot of people living in poverty. Helping other countries sounds great on paper but in actuality, it is just greed. Most of these owners are already multi-multi-multi millionaires and billionaires and their whole goal is to make money and they are willing to pay for the cheapest labor on this planet regardless if it hurts their own community. Now reverse this for whatever country your family is from. You take away 1/3 of all of your jobs and you send them to another country so you can buy the products they create from your technology. I bet you will have a hard time creating jobs for the 33% of people who have lost their manufacturing jobs. If you cannot create jobs, a lot of people end up homeless or in severe poverty and once you have a pool of people living in conditions like this, additional concerns are created. How can you buy goods if you don’t have a job?

      Would you put your own family on the streets so you can chase your greed?

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