I'll tell you what, China is sucking up so many manufacturing jobs that Mexico is concerned about jobs being siphoned away. (Sound of violins & a weepy steel guitar in the backround).
It isn't just the cheap labor costs, its the low cost of the product. There is way too much of a Wal Mart mentality in the U.S.
Using online inflation calculators, I find that I don't make a whole lot more than my Father did. However, I can sure buy a lot more, thanks to lower prices.
If I have a hard time getting my customers to upgrade to a better outlet ($1 Vs $0.39), I can't imagine them paying an extra few bucks for American made blue jeans (the last US blue jeans plant closed last year).
I better stop now, this is a touchy subject, with me and others.
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.