Tienanmen Massacre. I have changed that behavior to be if there's a choice between made in China and made anywhere else, I'll buy anywhere else.
Why the change? It's become almost impossible to buy anything electronic or electrical made anywhere else but China. When is the last time you saw a TV set made in the US? That's long gone.
Food is increasingly imported despite that we're able to feed ourselves, perhaps a little too amply.
So while I agree with the sentiment of this article, I recognize that it's almost impossible to follow it completely. After all, those people who died in Tienanmen Square years ago are still dead.
The jobs that the 1% have shipped to China so that they can concentrate their wealth more tightly may never come back. We can protect what we have. I have nothing against the Chinese people specifically, they didn't steal the jobs, it was the greedy in this country that shipped them overseas. But there certainly is more than a grain of truth in this posting.
So here we go, and you can thank Velma for this.
August 1st to September 1st
Well over 50 yrs ago I knew a lady who would not buy Christmas gifts if they were made in China. Her daughter will recognize her in the following.
Did y'all see Diane Sawyer's special report? They removed ALL items from a typical, middle class family's home that were not made in the USA .
There was hardly anything left besides the kitchen sink. Literally. During the special they showed truckloads of items - USA made - being brought in to replace everything and talked about how to find these items and the difference in price etc..
It was interesting that Diane said if every American spent just $64 more than normal on USA made items this year, it would create something like 200,000 new jobs!
I was buying food the other day at Walmart and on the label of some products, it said "From China".
For example, the "Our Family" brand of Mandarin Oranges says right on the can "From China".
I was shocked so for a few more cents I bought the Liberty Gold brand or the Dole since it is from California.
Are we Americans as dumb as we appear --- or --- is it that we just do not think? The Chinese, knowingly and intentionally, export inferior and even toxic products and dangerous toys and goods to be sold in American markets.
70% of Americans,.. believe that trading privileges afforded to the Chinese should be suspended.
Why do you need the government to suspend trading privileges? You can DO IT YOURSELF, AMERICA !!
Simply look on the bottom of every product you buy, and if it says 'Made in China ' or 'PRC' (and that now includes Hong Kong), simply choose another product, or none at all. You will be amazed at how dependent you are on Chinese products, and you will be equally amazed at what you can do without.
Who needs plastic eggs to celebrate Easter? If you must have eggs, use real ones and benefit some American farmer. Easter is just an example. The point is do not wait for the government to act. Just go ahead and assume control on your own.
THINK ABOUT THIS: If 200 million Americans each refuse to buy just $20 of Chinese goods, that's a billion dollar trade imbalance resolved in our favor...fast!!
Most of the people who have been reading about this matter are planning on implementing this on August 1st and continue it until September 1st. That is only one month of trading losses, but it will hit the Chinese for 1/12th of the total, or 8%, of their American exports. Then they might have to ask themselves if the benefits of their arrogance and lawlessness were worth it.
Remember, August 1st to September 1st! START NOW.
Send this to everybody you know. Let's show them that we are Americans and NOBODY can take us for granted.
If we can't live without cheap Chinese goods for one month out of our lives,WE DESERVE WHAT WE GET!
Pass it on, America ...
Well, come to think of it, instead of doing it for just 1 month why not try to do it all the time.