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Posted: 5/11/2001 4:25:57 PM EDT
Are we Americans as dumb as we appear, or is just that we do not think on our own? For example, while the Chinese held our plane and its crew hostage,(thank God they are free now) presumably to get more time to inspect the plane, the media and even some Senators criticized the Bush Administration for perceived errors. Yet 70% of all Americans in polls believe that the trading privileges afforded the Chinese should be suspended. Well, duh..why do you need the government to suspend trading privileges? DO IT YOURSELF!! 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, however you will be equally amazed at what you can do without. As an example, 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, don't wait for the government to act. Just go ahead and assume control on your own. 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 may feel a temporary pinch from having foreign stockpiles of inventory. The solution is, let's give them fair warning. So if you want to do something to protest the way the Chinese treated our country and our military folks, let's target May 1st to June 1st to boycott all Chinese-made products. That is only one month of trading losses, but it will hit the Chinese for 1/12 of the total, or 8% of their American exports. Then just maybe they will at least have to ask themselves if the benefits of their arrogance and renegade lawlessness were worth it. Remember: May 1st to June 1st. Then go ahead and send this to everybody you know. Let's show them we are Americans and NOBODY can take our people and our military planes and hold them without at least some retribution for their actions.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 5:00:58 PM EDT
Just one month? My wife and I have been boycotting Chinese goods for 5 years.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 5:06:47 PM EDT
Boycott? DO IT. Get your friends to do it. Tell you family and friends, if they ever buy you a gift, to check the tag. If it's made in USA, KICK ASS!!! If it's made in China, f-that. Maybe we should write letters to Walmart??? Would that do any good? We should demand that places like Walmart, K-Mart, etc, buy more American goods or we will boycott them also. China can kiss my American ass.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 7:06:50 PM EDT
Yeah I just bought a $15 remote control to replace the one the dog ate. It's made in Mexico. I had to pass on the $8 remote because it came from CHINA. But it was worth it. F- that country and the crap they send over here.
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 3:21:17 AM EDT
Been doing it for a long time. But most everyone I know looks at me really strangely and says, "You just can't avoid buying stuff from China...get real...why bother...you some kinda weirdo or what...?" Country's over. Was a really nice try, lasted a long time, but it's over. The founding fathers built a palace and turned it over to the people, and we raised pigs in it.
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