Reading the response that good old George Makrauer gave to the letter complaining about jobs leaving our country (“Letter offers gripes but no solutions,” July 22 Mailbag, Page 6), it sounds like George just wants to give up and let the chips fall where they may. I am not sure that is what the true American should do.
There are so many things that could be done, but a simple thing is taxes and tariffs. It was done on steel, why not on other products being made in foreign lands and sold here in the United States?
If products are taxed to bring the manufacturing cost up to meet the cost factors we have here, then the prices of items may very well go up. If that happens, don't complain. Buy the product and be proud that you have a job and earn money to be able to buy it in the first place. Without our jobs, we will not, nor will the future generations, be able to buy even the cheapest of items.
James A. Jones