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Senate Proceeding on Sep 22nd, 2010 :: 8:03:35 to 8:05:34
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Sherrod Brown

8:03:31 to 8:03:51( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: walmart told etcha-sketch you won'ting in america. all of those people who are proud of making a children's toy are now not working. mr. brown: would the senator yield? mr. durbin: i will yield. mr. brown: there's nobody that comes to the floor and explains trade and tax policy and what it

Sherrod Brown

8:03:35 to 8:05:34( Edit History Discussion )
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Sherrod Brown

8:03:52 to 8:04:12( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: does to our workers. you mentioned two very well-known american companies, both happen to be in my state. etch-a-sketch is a company called ohio art in bryant, ohio. walmart came to ohio art and said, we want to sell etch-a-sketch for less money than we're selling it for now.

Sherrod Brown

8:04:13 to 8:04:33( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: they had no choice. let me ask you this: it seems to me that there is not -- there has not been any time in recent history where u.s. companies have put their business plan together in this way that instead of manufacturing something, cutting costs, treating your workers differently, contributing to the

Sherrod Brown

8:04:34 to 8:04:54( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: community, all that, which the american companies have done for generations -- that's why we have such a strong middle class -- it seems that the business plan for so many large american companies is move production offshore, obviously getting less expensive labor, getting -- avoiding environmental and worker safety rules, then

Sherrod Brown

8:04:55 to 8:05:16( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: selling the product -- first lobbying congress to change the rules as they did with pntr with china. then offshoring -- moving the production out of the country, producing it and then selling it back into the home country. i don't -- i don't -- i don't -- that's a -- that's a curious business plan that so many american companies follow. i say, we have no choice but to

Sherrod Brown

8:05:17 to 8:05:34( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: go offshore for the cheapest production because our competitors are doing that, even though they lobbied chong to help change the rules. is that -- is that a curious -- it is a bit of a cynical -- but a curious business plan that you leave the community you're in that built you up and you move somewhere else and then you sell

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