Agoramania Soap Box
You CAN Make a Difference
Americans: Someone sent me this email recently and it looks like a grassroots movement is afoot. Can't think of a better way to celebrate our Independence Day:
June 4th to July 4th
Are we Americans as dumb as we appear or is it that we just do not think?
While the Chinese, knowingly export inferior products and dangerous toys and goods to be sold in American markets, we continue to be their biggest market, at the expense of American industry. Yet 70% of Americans believe that the trading privileges afforded to the Chinese should be suspended. Well, 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. 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. 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. "Downside??"
The solution ?
Let's give them fair warning and send our own message. We will not implement this UNTIL June 4, and we will only continue it until July 4. 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 will at least have to ask themselves if the benefits of their arrogance and lawlessness were worth it.
Remember, June 4 to July 4. Send this to everybody you know. Show them we are Americans and NOBODY can take us for granted. If we can't live without cheap Chinese goods for one month out of our lives, WE DESERVE WHAT WE GET!
Pass it on America !!!