I am not sure who originally wrote the text below. It was forwarded to me. What is important is that the numbers mentioned below are correct. And they seem to be, making the argument of not buying Chinese products during at least 1 month, quite powerful. Interested by “fair trade”, jobs creation and US government debt reduction? Read and act as recommended.
“Well over 50 years 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 ABC News special report a few weeks ago? They removed ALL items from a typical, Texas 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. On the label of some products it said “From China” or “From PRC” (Reople’s Republic From China, now including Hong Long and Macau.) For example, our family brand of the Mandarin Oranges said right on the can “From China.” I was shocked to discover that for a few cents more I could buy the Loberty Gold or the Dole brand 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 the trading privileges afforded to the Chinese should be suspended. Why do you need the government to suspend trading privileges? DO IT YOURSELF, AMERICA !! Simply look on the bottom of every product you buy, and if it says ‘Made in China” or “PRC”, 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 Aug. 1st and continue it until Sept. 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 Sept. 1st. START NOW…”