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Tim Cook, Apple CEO was recently asked why his company moved its production to China. “It’s skill”, said Cook in response to Charlie Rose on “60 Minutes. “The U.S., over time, began to stop having as many vocational kind of skills” Cook was WRONG! The mobile phone, flat screen TVs, computers, tablets and laptop industry didn’t grow in the United States and then move. Apple didn’t move its manufacturing facilities overseas, and the reason the US public schools probably stopped funding vocational programs that trained, for instance, these tool and die makers Cook mentions is because U.S. corporations left the U.S. for cheaper labor.When some U.S. manufacturing left, the need for many tool and die type jobs dropped, and jobs that paid less shifted to the service sector.