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Did you see the Diane Sawyer report on checking out where the products we buy come from? In her 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 – all USA made – being brought in to replace everything. It was interesting that Diane said that if every American spent just $64 more than normal on USA made items this year, it would create something like 200,000 new jobs.
Made me decide to check the can! I was buying food the other day at Wal-Mart; on the label on some products it said “China”. For example, the “Our Family” brand of the Madarin oranges says right on the can: “From China”. So for a few more cents I could buy the Liberty Gold Brand or Dole, from California.
Yes, it seems to take forever just to buy food when you read labels! But it’s worth it.
Are we Americans as dumb as we appear? — OR — is it that we just don’t think? The Chinese, knowingly and sometimes intentionally, export inferior and even toxic products and dangerous toys and goods to be sold in American markets. 70% of Americans believe that the trading privileges afforded to the Chinese should be suspended. Well, duh..why do you need the government to suspend trading privileges?
LET’S DO IT OURSELVES! C’MON ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS BUY AMERICAN!
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 refuse to buy just $20 worth of Chinese goods, that’s a four billion dollar trade imbalance resolved in our favor…fast!!
The downside? Some American businesses will feel a temporary pinch from having foreign stockpiles of inventory.
The solution? Let’s give them fair warning and send our own message.
Some people who have been reading about this matter are planning on implementing this on April 4th and continue it until May 4th That is only one month of trading losses, but it will hit the Chinese for 1/12th of the total of their American exports. Then they will at least have to ask themselves if the
benefits of their arrogance and lawlessness were worth it.
Remember; APRIL. 4th to May. 4th 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 of our lives, WE DESERVE WHAT WE GET! Pass it on, America.