Friday, October 12, 2007

Tainted Toys

With all the stir about the many products from China that have been recalled, I'd like to do a little digging as to the cause of all this. Many would jump to say the Chinese are at fault for producing inferior products. Well, to an extent, yes.
Others would say those large company's are at fault for outsourcing & paying low wages to the Chinese workers. Yes, partly.
How about we lie the blame where it truly belongs? Square on the shoulders of the American public. The public who whines & complains prices are too high, the public who demands lower prices. You know the old saying, "You get what you pay for."
Something worth having, is worth paying for.
Certainly the large dollar whore companies are to blame as well. They sell their manufacturing to the very lowest bidder but expect them to produce a top notch product. They also seem to make a practice of not overseeing the production of their products & blindly send them on to the public.
As well, the manufacturers are to blame for bidding such low amounts, I place very little blame here. Many standards overseas are not as stringent as they are in the U.S. Also, the living wage over there is abysmal. Honestly, I would probally cut corners myself.


pissed off Oklahoman said...

Fucking assholes need to quit outsourcing jobs!