Thursday, September 8, 2011
SEPTEMBER 1--OCTOBER 1
Well over 50 years ago I knew a woman who would not buy Christmas gifts if they were made in China. Her daughter will recognize her in the following.
Did you 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 or CANADA.
There was hardly anything left besides the kitchen sink--lierally! During the broadcast they showed truckloads of items--made in the USA and CANADA--being brought in to replace everything and told how to find these items and the difference in prices, etc.
It was interesting that Diane said if every American and Canadian spent just $64 more than normal on USA OR CANADIAN-made items this year, it would create nearly
200,000 new jobs!
I was buying food the other day at Walmart (FIRST mistake as Walmart is the biggest importer of Chinese goods) and the "Our Family" brand of Mandarin oranges had stamped on the can "from China".
For a few cents more I bought the "Liberty Gold" brand since it's from Claifornia.
Are we Americans and Canadians 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 and Canadians markets.
70% of Americans and Canadians 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 and CANADA!
Simply look on the bottom of every product you buy, and if it shows "Made in China" or "PRC" (which 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 Canadian or 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 and Canadians 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 September 1 and continue it until October 1. 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 and Canadian exports.
Surely we can live without Chinese goods for one month!
Perhaps if we learn we can do it for one month, we might be able to do it all the time!