Made in China

Are we Americans as dumb as we appear – or – is it that we just do not think?

Made in China

Made in China

While the Chinese, knowingly and intentionally, export inferior and even toxic products and dangerous toys and goods to be sold in American markets, the media wrings its hands and criticizes the government for perceived errors.

Yet 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?

SIMPLY 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 with out. 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 each of Chinese goods, that’s a 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.  Waaahhhhhhhhhh

The Solution?

START NOW – Make a commitment to BUY AMERICAN!  American goods equals American jobs.

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A parking lot

I have a different approach to bailing out the American auto makers. While Obama’s administration is busy throwing good money after bad, the big three are still laying off folks and those that are lucky enough to retain employment are hard at work making vehicles that no one can afford to buy, therefore they will sit in the parking lots of auto dealers who will dust them off weekly.

I propose rather than throwing billions at the big three auto makers, the Obama administration issues vouchers to each American family. Limit one per family.

This would be beneficial in a multitude of ways.  First and foremost, the vehicles being made would not sit in a dealership parking lot they would be “sold” to the American public and dealerships would be reimbursed by Uncle Sam once presented for payment.

It would also be beneficial in that many energy inefficient autos would be off of the roads, replaced by fuel efficient, green vehicles.

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BUY AMERICAN

John Smith started the day early having set his alarm clock (MADE IN JAPAN) for 6am.

While his coffeepot (MADE IN CHINA) was perking, he shaved with his electric razor (MADE IN HONG KONG).

He put on a dress shirt (MADE IN SRI LANKA), designer jeans (MADE IN SINGAPORE) and tennis shoes (MADE IN KOREA). After cooking his breakfast in his new electric skillet (MADE IN INDIA) he sat down with his calculator (MADE IN MEXICO) to see how much he could spend today.

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