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Old 12-12-2012, 07:58 PM   #59
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Originally Posted by lonestar View Post
How about factoring in the rate of pay for those goods. $.38 per hour vs. probably $40.+ and also they are working for non profits our guys are not. Their true cost of making an AK47 is a fraction of the cost of our AR 15.
So, Communist China is more efficient and less corrupt than the U.S by a large margin? I had no idea they were so much better than us!

While China will continue to enjoy a significant manpower cost savings over us, it's not the 100x you imply. And, as they continue to modernize, that cost savings will be eroded.

China has a massive number of troops, but their hardware doesn't even begin to compare (not even their new jets).

So they spend a fraction ofthe cost yet make billions in profits for exporting their AK47 adding it into the governmental profits.
The U.S. is the #1 arms dealer in the world, far outpacing China.

"Overseas weapons sales by the United States totaled $66.3 billion last year, or more than three-quarters of the global arms market, valued at $85.3 billion in 2011. Russia was a distant second, with $4.8 billion in deals"

Even when you factor in likely profit margin, the U.S. comes out ahead. Cheap, mass produced items like the AK-47 have a lot lower profit margin than the advanced weaponry the U.S. sells.

Sorry but your Thoughts comparing their reported expenditures to ours, will not withstand scrutiny.
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