Just a general statement of how it feels to be an average blue collar American trying to swim against the surging tide of out sourcing.
I finally broke down and bought in to one of those "Kickstarter" deals. It was for Reaper minis "Bones" promotion. I always loved Reaper minis and thought they were in Texas. It cost a bit, but it was a good deal and if I can help a fellow company out, great.
Then I go this in an e-mail;
What we can tell you so far...
200 of the masters left for China yesterday! :-) We think that will give them something to do for a while while we get some sculpting finished up.
We sent in a big PO for the 29 Bones models that we can get, just so we have lots of inventory until the rewards castings come in. This also gives the Chinese factory something to do while they start making new molds too. Because you folks wanted to see what they were like and started buying them, we've run out of two models already! "
Soooooo. I sort of felt like I had been punched in the gut by that guy from Rocky 4. I really should have researched this first, because I NEVER would have supported this if I knew it was to outsource production from Texas to China.
I could write a hundred more paragraphs today about this, but it will not matter much.
Let's just raise a glass to the memory of a workforce and an economy that is gone. There are a couple ghosts and shadows still trying to hold on, but our days are numbered.