The Chinese don't have to pay for Labor Union retirements

by Practical Capitalist
(Deep in Georgia)

As our unions drag us deeper and deeper into mediocrity, the Chinese are able to produce a welder that can compete with the US stuff (at least for the home hobbyist person that isn't running their welder 8 hours a day every day) for thousands less.

Considering that they pay a hefty importation tax, it makes me wonder why the price has to be so high on the US stuff.

I'd like to support a US business, and I do whenever possible. But to spend THOUSANDS of dollars for supposed robustness that I may or may not come close to requiring??? No way.

The Everlast PowerTig 250EX seems to have all the adjustability and higher rated output and duty cycle than comparable Miller/Lincoln. I say why not?

Compared to the Invertec 205 by Lincoln, it's a crime NOT to buy it.


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you make a good point. I really like Miller but the price gap is hard to swallow.

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Nov 24, 2014
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Typical... NEW
by: Anonymous

"I am enjoying a VERY nice retirement, thank you."

And there, ladies and gentlemen, is why we pay much more for American-made products than foreign. Instead of saving his money and investing it for retirement, he expects the company to continue to pay for his "Very nice retirement" long after he's of any use to the company.

Sep 03, 2014
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Really? NEW
by: steve

Practical Capitalist,
The "8hrs a day" to which you refer would be 12 or 16 without the support of unions.
I am enjoying a VERY nice retirement, thank you. How about you?

Aug 25, 2014
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Unions Killing America ? NEW
by: Anonymous

It is just plain CORPORATE GREED that is killing America ! Not the man that is going to work every day punching a clock and building America. Unions have given us deserved benefits that Corporation Owners/Shareholders would otherwise screw us out of, just to put another buck on their pile of vulger fortune. Look at why Unions began in the first place ! It is the ignorance of not seeing what a trained professional labor force is really worth that is killing America ! Go trust your life with things built by Cheap Labor !

Aug 25, 2014
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Unions Killing America ? NEW
by: Anonymous

It is just plain CORPORATE GREED that is killing America ! Not the man that is going to work every day punching a clock and building America. Unions have given us deserved benefits that Corporation Owners/Shareholders would otherwise screw us out of, just to put another buck on their pile of vulger fortune. Look at why Unions began in the first place ! It is the ignorance of not seeing what a trained professional labor force is really worth that is killing America ! Go trust your life with things built by Cheap Labor !

Aug 25, 2014
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Unions Killing America ? NEW
by: Anonymous

It is just plain CORPORATE GREED that is killing America ! Not the man that is going to work every day punching a clock and building America. Unions have given us deserved benefits that Corporation Owners/Shareholders would otherwise screw us out of, just to put another buck on their pile of vulger fortune. Look at why Unions began in the first place ! It is the ignorance of not seeing what a trained professional labor force is really worth that is killing America ! Go trust your life with things built by Cheap Labor !

Sep 25, 2013
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dont be a hater NEW
by: Anonymous

Archie your just another lazy pissed off , don't want to work, whinner !!!! If I don't get that or this why should you ....corporate greed is what is killing this country ... Plain and simple .... Find out what the CEO of miller or Lincoln is making and compare to that Chinese company and the answers you will find ! Don't ever blame it on the american workers , just look at who is really killing America .

Dec 26, 2011
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my plant closing NEW
by: Anonymous

in answer to are you crazy. where i work for now as it is closing the reason is the union saves doggers from being fired as they deserve they are nothing but blood/life sucking leeches. they suck the life out of our companies, communities and countries. you want a pension, big money well work for it. don,t try to find ways to do less find ways to do it cheaper, faster, or with less waste. are you telling me that you can say you hav,nt saw wasted time or resourses where you work? don,t tell me that a japenese , or asian person or whoever don,t deserve the same standard of living as we do in the west.the only person who is crazy is you. enough said.

Dec 13, 2011
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American vs. Chinese NEW
by: Archie

Well, yeah, wouldn't we all like to buy a top of the line Miller, Lincoln or what, but some of us hobbyists don't get to look forward to a pension like maybe the guys at Miller, Lincoln etc. so it's Chinese for me. Works just fine a year later.

May 07, 2010
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CHINA LABOR
by: Anonymous

I WOULD PAY EXTRA FOR ANYTHING THAT IS MADE IN THE USA BECAUSE IT MEANS A US CITIZAN KEEPS HIS OR HER JOB MANUFACTURING COMPANIES SOME GET STRONG ARMED TO TRANSFER JOBS TO ASIA MEXICO BECAUSE THEY MAKE IT CHEAPER AND SOME JUST DONT CARE MONEY TALKS BS WALKS OUR GREED FOR MONEY IS THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM ( FOLLOW THE MONEY AND YOU WILL FIND THE TRUTH OF WHY OUR ECONOMY IS SUFFERING ) GOD THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Feb 24, 2010
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are you fucking stupid
by: Anonymous

the Chinese dont pay for labor either. They throw a measly 42 cents per hour at their workers, and spit on them to make up the difference. if you think it is so great to work in China, go fucking live there. Unions are the only reason useless fucks like you dont have to work on the weekend.

Feb 24, 2010
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are you fucking stupid
by: Anonymous

the Chinese dont pay for labor either. They throw a measly 42 cents per hour at their workers, and spit on them to make up the difference. if you think it is so great to work in China, go fucking live there. Unions are the only reason useless fucks like you dont have to work on the weekend.

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