Let me tell you that I am sick and tired of buying things that are made in China. Everything you pick up in the stores is made in China, China, China. I can't stand it anymore! All the products that they make are junk, pure garbage. The companies that used to have factories here in the U.S. which employed hard working Americans have now closed those facilities and moved them to China. Why? Because it is cheaper to make the crap there. The Chinese folks will work for about $4.00 per hour on assembly lines to produce nothing but "use it one time and throw it away" products. The trash that they produce and send to this country has taken me over the edge to the point of insanity.
It's easy to blame the Chinese for this economic swing to their side, however I think it is a genius move on their part to win the war against America. Back when the Cold War was in full swing, China was right near the top of our enemy list while we and our way of life was public enemy number one on their radar. With every news story people wondered if they were going to launch a nuke our way to start World War III thus ending the world as we know it. Of course, they were not that stupid. Instead, I believe that they put together a long term plan to cripple the United States through an economic war. One they knew that we would eventually lose. Their plan would unfold by luring American companies such as local powered wheelchair maker Pride Mobility to their country by promising cheap labor and quick production. As American companies struggled with unions wanting high wages and expanding benefits, the Chinese dangled the golden carrot and off they went. It was a no brainer for the greedy corporate big wigs. They could line their pockets with bags of money and still produce a product to be sold here in the U.S..
What these business hot shots didn't realize was that they would play a big part in the current crumbling of the American economy. When people are out of work, they don't spend money. PERIOD! They also run up credit card bills and take out loans that they can't pay, resulting in the destruction of our banking system. We see the results of this right now. Bank of America is planning to lay off 3500 workers over the next few months as part of a restructuring plan. I say "restructure this" you stupid bastards! In addition, Coca Cola has announced that it will invest $4 billion dollars in the Chinese market as many fast food companies scramble to expand in this growing market. In the meantime, our market share shrinks like a you know what in cold water. This makes me wanna puke!
So, how do we win the economic war that the Chinese have so carefully orchestrated against us? First off, we have to find a way to get the American people back to work. Its time that our government starts to levy huge tariffs on goods coming into the U.S. This will place a financial burden on some of these companies that moved out of the U.S. resulting in their return. We as Americans need to be a bit more frugal when buying things at the store. Look for goods made in America if you can actually find them. Remember, the most powerful group in the world is the American Consumer and that includes YOU! Use your power to send a message. Stop buying the crap made in China. Lets start a counter attack in this economic war that the Chinese will never forget. Send a message to the Walmarts, K-Marts and other stores that insist on selling garbage. Let the world know that "We are as mad as hell and we are not going to take it anymore"!
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