Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
Children were employed in the textile industry in the US until we passed laws/regulations to stop it.
Not to mention that the rural people of the US were the "India" for much of the 20th century. Particularly Southern rural people who worked in box and shirt factories and other textiles and apparel factories under less than modern conditions for piecework wages until the unions came along. Once the relatively well paid Northern factory workers started having to share the wealth the clothing industry started moving to other countries.

Jesus, we even import lumber these days. Will everyone be happy when there are no jobs but healthcare, Walmart, and AC repair?

http://www.fairlumbercoalition.org/

The U.S. Coalition for Fair Lumber Imports is an alliance of large and small independent sawmills from around the country, joined by hundreds of thousands of their employees, and tens of thousands of woodland owners. We are united in opposition to Canada’s unfair trade practice of virtually giving away its forestlands to companies that export lumber to the U.S., the world’s largest wood products market.

Canada’s lumber subsidies are destroying the U.S. lumber industry, threatening its workers with mounting unemployment, and denying many tree farmers a market for their timber crops. The impact of these subsidies is apparent everywhere. Despite a strong home building market, U.S. lumber prices are touching new lows, bankruptcies and mill shutdowns are high and climbing higher, while Canada’s share of the U.S. market approaches 35 percent, a near record high.